Sunday, March 1, 2015

banana bran flax muffins

you could replace the chocolate chips with raisins...but they're better this way!
This recipe is very similar to my previous post (triple b banana bread) but with less ingredients and coconut sugar in place of regular sugar.  The muffins themselves are not very sweet which is why the addition of chocolate chips is quite necessary to satisfy that sweet treat craving...however if you are using them as a breakfast muffin (serving with jam, etc.) then substitute raisins and they are even healthier!

what you need:
  • 1 cup APF
  • 1 cup bran
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
what to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line muffin tin with medium sized muffin cups.
  2. Beat bananas and coconut sugar until they are well mixed (I used a mixer but if you don't have one you can use a fork to mash up the bananas then whisk in the coconut sugar vigorously).
  3. Add oil, milk and egg to banana mixture, mix well.
  4. Combine dry ingredients (except for chocolate chips) together and stir with a fork to mix.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mix just until combined (do not over mix as this will end up making tough dense muffins).
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Fill muffin cups all the way - then bake for about 12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean (it may seem a bit moist but it's because of the bananas!) - remove from oven and transfer as soon as you can handle them to a cooling rack.  They are delicious warm but the muffin cup tends to stick at first so just beware.  Enjoy!
the recipe should make 12 -
I over filled slightly therefore was short one!

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