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Going Bananas: Gluten-Free Banana Almond Muffins

Do you like bananas?  I’m the only member of my family who does.  I actually have to hide them from the rest of the family as they are a “fruit non-grata” in our household. Honestly.

So why do I like bananas so much?  Well I find they make a naturally sweet & satisfying snack as well as a versatile ingredient that I can use for baking and smoothies too.

Bananas are a nutrition powerhouse with vitamins C and B6 as well as the mineral manganese which is really important for bone health and metabolism.  So go bananas and eat some!

Banana almond muffins

This is a Minimalist Baker recipe for Banana Almond muffins.  I used eggs but you can follow the Minimalist Baker recipe which also uses flax as an vegan alternative to egg.

 

Banana Almond Muffins

Makes about 8 muffins

Ingredients

2 small eggs

2 medium ripe bananas

3 tbsp agave nectar, maple syrup or honey

3 tbsp unsweetened vanilla or plain almond milk

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds – not almond flour or pre-ground storebought)

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp oat flour (ground from GF oats)

Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees f and line a muffin tin with 8 paper liners (I didn’t have liners so I greased the muffin tin instead).
  2. In a large bowl, crack in the eggs.
  3. Next add bananas and mash. Add agave, baking powder, vanilla, almond milk and stir.
  4. Add almond meal and oat flour and stir once more. Taste to see if it needs more sweetener.
  5. Bake for 25-34 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and they become somewhat firm to the touch with a little give.
  6. Remove and let rest in pan for 5 minutes. Then cool completely on a cooling rack.

8 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, Shadee! I am such a big banana lover too. I actually eat a banana every day for breakfast. I just chop them into my oatmeal/yogurt/cereal. They are so sweet and provide me with so much energy. My friends always roll their eyes when they hear me talk about bananas because they say they look and taste disgusting… Glad that I have a banana lover close by! xoxo, Steph

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