Vanilla buttercream muffins

Enjoy the delightful blend of moist vegan vanilla buttercream muffins. These tender treats are a perfect harmony of light, fluffy texture and rich, creamy frosting, making every bite a heavenly experience.



1. Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F) and line a muffin tray. 

2. To a small bowl, add the chia seeds with the water and leave in the fridge for 5 minutes until a gel-like consistency forms.

3. To a medium sized bowl, add the mashed banana, maple syrup, dairy free yoghurt and vanilla essence. Mix to combine well. 

4. To the same bowl, fold in the chia egg. 

5. Next, sift the flour, protein powder, baking powder and baking soda. Fold in gently 

6. Optionally you can fold in some dairy-free dark chocolate chips, note that this is not included in the nutritional panel. 

7. Divide the batter equally between 3 large muffin liners, or you can use 6 small ones.  

8. Bake in the oven for 20-24 minutes or until lightly brown. 

9. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!


  • Vitasoy yoghurt  - For this recipe I used the vanilla flavour. If not using this brand, please ensure the yoghurt is calcium-fortified and contains 120 mg of calcium per 100g. Moreover, suppose you are allergic or prefer different plant-based alternatives. In that case, you can always use another type of yoghurt, given it is calcium-fortified.

  • Unbleached all purpose flour - If you are clinically required to be strictly gluten-free, please swap the flour for 1:1 gluten free baking flour.

  • Macro Mike protein powder (for this recipe, I used the vanilla buttrcream almond protein; however, any flavour will do well, too) - This is optional as a higher protein option, you can of course omit this ingredient. You can get 10% off all Macro Mike products with the code 'amb-raquel'. If you choose, you can omit this ingredient.

Nutritional Summary:

At Radiquel, we believe strict fixation on numbers is a reductionist view of nutrition and can potentially harm our relationship with food. Food is also so much more than just units of calories and macronutrients; it’s a chance to nourish our minds, bodies, and souls with whole and soul foods. However, we acknowledge nutritional panels’ educational value for some individuals and have provided them solely for educational purposes. Please utilise this information with the utmost care.

This nutritional information is given solely for recreational intent and is not recommended to displace any medical advice, nor is it necessarily precise. We approximate the nutritional information per the listed ingredients. As food products can always vary in size, brand and shape, and nutritional quantities can also change based on the plants' growth circumstances, the quality of the soil, the fruits' maturity, and other factors, the nutrition information that is provided is an approximation. Since these values are highly individualised and rely on a variety of variables, such as age, gender, and the amount of daily physical activity, we do not offer the percentage of the recommended daily value. Please calculate the nutritional information you need using the exact ingredients you used or seek a dietitian or clinical nutritionist to assist you, if you need.
  • Serves
  • Prep
    25 minutes