I never thought I’d say this, but brown nanners are becoming my best friend.
What the whattttt? I know right!
I can’t stand the thought of eating a brown banana on it’s own…but mashed and thrown into some muffins- HOLY HEAVEN. I prefer my mashed nanners to be overly ripe because they are sweeter, meaning that I have to add less added sweetener to the recipe.
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I mentioned this is my post on Sunday, but when I freeze bananas, I like to peel them and cut them in half. Then, I stick them in a plastic bag and into the freezer. Some people will straight up stick the entire banana (peel and everything) into the freezer, but I find it’s much easier to use if you do a little banana prep before you freeze it.
Muffins are a hard food for me to make…especially when they are gluten free and 100% whole grain. Classic muffins are made with butter, white flour, and sugar…making them buttery and delicious. For something like this, I want to be able to snack on a baked good that doesn’t have all that extra crap inside, so I decided to make them…
- 100% whole graine
- no refined sugar
- no refined flour
- gluten free
To my surprise, they came out moist and so delicious. They didn’t rise as much as I was hoping, but it doesn’t even matter! The nutritional profile is insane.
I actually thought they were going to be much denser, but they weren’t at all. Another pleasant surprise 😀
Okay guys, the key is to top your muffin with more nut butter. In this case I used almond butter, but you could always go the peanut butter or sun butter route.
Nut butter is key.
I repeat, nut butter is key.
- 2 medium-large bananas, mashed
- 1 egg, large
- 2 egg whites, large
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt, nonfat
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup ground oat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- First, preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a muffin tin with coconut oil spray. (Option: to line with muffin liners and spray, but not necessary).
- In a medium-sized bow, mash bananas until liquid. Then add in the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Next, add in dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Spoon batter into muffin tin, filling about ¾ of the way full.
- Bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes or until you do the toothpick test and it comes out clean.