Almond Butter Banana Muffins
Healthy, no sugar added, grain free, surprise filling, easy AND delicious!
I am unable to buy the right amount of bananas. Sometimes I buy too few but most of the time I buy way too many and am left with brown bananas that I cut up and put in the freezer. So this weekend I decided to put some of those bananas to use. These muffins are a perfect sugar free (if you omit the chocolate chunks), gluten free treat and hubs was very happy to find that there is a secret ingredient in the middle.
One of the best parts about this recipe is that you can add all the wet ingredients and mix and then add all the dry and mix- no need to do anything extra or fancy. The second best thing is licking the almond butter covered spoon.
I think you could use any sort of nut butter- cashew, peanut, almond, sunflower depending on your taste. I used coconut flour and love the way the texture and taste turned out.
1.75 cups mashed bananas (about 4-5 medium bananas)
3 eggs (I put them in warm water for a few minutes to make them room temperature)
3 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond butter + 1/4 cup of almond butter (divided)
1/3 cup coconut flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt (unless you are using a salted nut butter)
4 oz dark chocolate chunks or chips (you can omit these to eliminate added sugar or add more or less depending on your taste)
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin.
Combine banana, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract and 1/4 cup of almond butter.
Add coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Fold in chocolate chunks.
Put one large spoonful of batter in the bottom of the pan.
Add one large spoonful of almond butter.
Top with another large spoonful of batter.
Bake for 20 minutes until a knife comes out clean.
Cool on a cooling rack for 15-20 minutes.
You can add extra almond butter to the top and eat with bananas, coffee, chocolate or alone. This recipe should make 12 and they should last about 5-7 days in the fridge… but they don’t last that long in our house!