Marcie’s G-free Cacao Banana Nut Muffins:
~Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
~Line a 12-muffin tin with paper liners or spray wth non stick spray
~In a large bowl mix dry Ingredients:
-1 C Bobs Red Mill ‘Cup-for-cup’ flour blend Or Organic Brown Rice Flour
-1/2 c Nativa’s Organic coconut sugar (or you can use raw honey or applesauce equivalent – if you do this- add them to the wet ingredients)
-2 heaping scoops of Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder (I buy Sprout Living brand from Amazon or you can go to http://www.sproutliving.com) (if u don’t want to wait you can use any protein powder you wish)
-1/2 C Divine Naturals Raw Organic Cacao or any brand of raw cacao powder you prefer.
-2 healing TBS of Bob’s Red Mill Golden Flax Meal
-1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
-1 tsp Bob’s Red Mill baking soda (I absolutely ❤ his baking soda!!)
-1 tsp freshly ground pink Himalayan sea salt
-3/4 c toasted pecans or walnuts coarsley chopped (or any nut of choice) (I toast my pecans in cast-iron skillet or in 300 degree oven for 3-5 mins) don’t over brown them 😉
In a small bowl or mason jar mix 2 tsp Bob’s Red Mill baking soda + 2 tsp Braggs Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar and set this aside to use at the very end.
In another bowl mash and mix wet ingredients:
2 large very ripe bananas
3 tbs raw honey
1 C milk alternative of choice
3 TBS Organic Coconut Oil
1 egg or egg relaxer equivalent
~Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
~Fold in soda-cider mixture. Mix well but do not over mix.
~Using 1/4 c measuring cup, scoop batter into prepared muffin tins.
~Bake for 25 mins – test with toothpick in center for doneness. Some ovens run hotter and may be done at 20 mins- test at 20 mins and bake addition 3-5 mins depending on how they test 🙂
My recipe makes 18 muffins. It may vary depending on your choices 🙂
Sometimes I toast about 3/4 c pepitas and mix them with a little coconut sugar (about 2 TBS) and sprinkle over top of muffins before baking) you could do this with any but or seed you prefer I suppose 😉
Also- for a special treat, I will sometimes mix in 3/4 c Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips 🙂
Have fun and enjoy!!