I've been baking quite a bit during the holidays, and I have become totally obsessed with the muffins below. They're such a yummy treat for anyone who wants a nutrition-packed goodie that is soooo satisfying, even daddies enjoy them! And as with all the recipes I will be posting from now on, they're a great for kiddos too (over 1 year old, with no nut allergies)!
Lastly, I really don't have time to bake or cook anything that takes longer than about 10-15 min of prep-time, so almost all recipes I post are quick-fixes! Including below :) Happy Baking!!
Gluten-free Banana Date Muffins - no butter, no refined sugar; max nutrition
*use organic when possible
2 ripe bananas
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 cups almond flour (can increase to 2 cups if desired)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped dates
1 tsp vanilla
*2 tbsp coconut nectar OR raw honey OR maple syrup - i almost always do this if i'm going to serve to anyone other than just elle & me…it adds extra yumminess
*1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
*2-3 tbsp ground flax seeds (I do this often)
*1/2 cup shredded carrots OR shredded zucchini
*whatever else you want to try!
- Mash bananas with a fork, and stir in eggs and coconut oil
- Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon; stir all ingredients together
- Fold in dates and nuts (and add any other *optional items listed above)
Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 min - ideally, under-bake slightly so they are extra soft and gooey :)