Friday, May 16, 2014

Chocolate Banana Muffins (gluten free)

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 TBs melted butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond meal 
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chunks/chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a muffin tin with liners, or grease with butter or coconut oil.
  2. Beat bananas until well mashed in bowl of electric mixer or with hand mixer.
  3. Add oil, honey, egg, and vanilla, and beat on medium until well combined. 
  4. Add almond meal, coconut flour, cacao powder, baking soda, and baking powder and beat on low until well combined. Stir in ¼ cup of chocolate chips. Scoop batter into the prepared muffin liners. 
  5. Bake 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
(adapted from

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Honey Banana Bread

I've tried numerous Banana Bread recipes in the past, and they were all delicious. Banana Bread is one of those things that you just can't mess up. However, this recipe is my favorite thus far because it does NOT call for sugar. Instead, you will use honey to sweeten the bread. Here it goes:

  • ⅓ cup melted butter (you can use coconut oil if you prefer)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1¾ cups sprouted whole wheat flour (or regular whole wheat/white whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mash bananas, then add butter and honey and mix. Add eggs and beat well.
  3. Stir in vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Lastly, stir in the flour, just until combined.
  4. Add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then mix briefly into batter until it is evenly distributed. Spread batter into the greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (I used convection baking and it only took 45 minutes). Cool and serve! I recommend serving it with a dollop of your favorite nut butter.