6 Zero-Waste Fruity Muffin Recipes | Don’t Waste it, Taste it

Posted by Stefanie Emery on

If you’re yet to become a member of the my-banana-is-brown-time-to-chuck-it club unlike most of us, the advice that we’re about to give may seem more familiar to you. However, whether you’re a fruit saving fairy or a don’t-luck-it-just-chuck-it accomplice, we have some delicious recipes that you will love awaiting you below.


Food waste is becoming a popular problem, and it’s unfortunately only becoming more infamous. According to the UN, an estimate of 17% of the food produced globally each year is wasted—this equates to 931 million tons of food, which is double the amount of food that was being wasted a decade ago.


Not only is food waste a societal issue, it is also very much an environmental issue. Whilst one in nine people suffer from starvation on the daily, most households and production companies add mounds of food to our landfills, tremendously increasing the amount of methane produced. Methane is a greenhouse gas even more potent than CO2. The excess production of this gas contributes to the absorption of infrared radiation, leading to the heating of our planet, otherwise known as global warming.


What can you do to change this? Small actions such as saving, freezing, or baking your ripened fruit can be more effective than you think!


Here are six delicious zero-waste muffin recipes that you can use to prevent waste, and satisfy your taste buds:


1. Raspberry & Lime Muffins

Summer in the form of a muffin.


This refreshingly delicious flavour combination works beautifully in a vegan muffin, and they’re perfect to use when you have a few squeezes of lime leftover and as well as some ripe and ravishing raspberries in the fridge.


Find the recipe here.





2. Banana & Pecan Muffins

Baking is the best, and one of the most delicious ways to put your browning bananas to good use.


With the sweetness of the banana and the crunch of a pecan, together they make a magical combo. We pe-can’t get enough of this recipe.


Find the recipe here.



3. Pina Colada Muffins

Yes, muffins can be fun, delicious, nourishing, and sustainable all in one.


The tang of a pineapple and creaminess of a coconut go together just as well in a muffin as it does in a cocktail. This the drink—sorry, the bake of your dreams.


Find the recipe here.


4. Apple Strudel Muffins

The most comforting muffin you ever did see. Think pie, cuddles, cosy evenings, autumnal skies, the Earth’s wellbeing being rekindled, and you get Apple Strudel muffins.


This is the ideal bake when your apples are beginning to brown and you’re in need of a hug.


Find the recipe here.



5. Blueberry Almond Biscotti Muffins

If you can’t decide between whether you want to bake biscuits or muffins, these Blueberry Biscotti muffins are the perfect compromise.


As blueberries can ripen quite quickly, throw them into this bake and you’ll be incredibly satisfied with yourself for saving your blueberries, cravings, and Mother Earth all at the same time.


Find the recipe here.


6. Chocolate Chip, Biscoff and Banana Bread Cupcakes!

Yes, these do taste as good as they sound.


Cupcakes may be a muffin’s second, maybe third cousin, but they’re exceptional enough to be featured on this list of recipes.


This special Sasstainable recipe has everything one could desire in a cupcake; from the rich flavour of chocolate, to the comfort of biscoff spread, and the natural sweetness of a banana, all whilst still being completely vegan.


Find the recipe here.



When in doubt, and overflow of overly sweet fruit, bake muffins. Enjoy!

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