Here we have a grain free, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free….well pretty much free of everything except eggs and nuts (sunflower seeds and chia eggs take care of THAT too!).
I have made different variations of these multiple times, and I always have them in the oven in under 5 minutes. I was immediately drawn to this recipe for its simplicity and it’s healthy ingredients, and I think you will be too! Of course it earned even more points because I knew I could use my Blendtec, which I’ve been using obsessively since acquiring it! LOVE that machine!
These are the cutest little darn things…give em go, a great kid snack! Not too sweet, so increase the stevia if you feel necessary, but everyone of the kids I taste-tested these on loved them as is!
If you decide to add chocolate chips, I recommenced Enjoy Life’s new amazing dark chocolate chips, they are in the red bag!
Thank you goes to The Sweet Spot for the inspiration here!
- Stevia: I have linked to the stevia I use. I know many people who are afraid of stevia, but I have tried a lot of brands, and this is by FAR my favorite with no weird stevia aftertaste, and no fillers.
- I make my own sunflower seed butter, the flavor is superior and it is easier than you think.
- My favorite nut butter in these muffins is cashew butter. I make my own version in the same method as described in my sunflower seed butter post, using raw cashews.
Makes about 24 mini muffins @ 78 calories, 3.3g of protein (variable on nut butter you choose),1.3 g sugar (using stevia), 5.1 g carbs, and 5.1 g fat
- 1 cup any nut butter ( I have used cashew, peanut, almond, and sunflower seed. My favorite is cashew) IF YOU HAVE A HIGH SPEED BLENDER LIKE A BLENDTEC, YOU CAN USE 2 CUPS WHOLE NUTS INSTEAD....WORKS ESPECIALLY WELL WITH SOFT NUTS LIKE RAW CASHEWS!
- 2-3 VERY ripe banana w/ tons of black spots (I have also used some prunes to help sweeten in place of the some of the banana)
- 2 eggs (I have also tried a chia/flax egg, and while very delicious, the texture is more moist and they do not rise as high)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 10 drops liquid stevia, or a a tablespoon or two of honey to taste (optional) This amount here greatly depends on personal taste and the sweetness of your bananas.
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor.
- Blend until well mixed: batter will be sticky.
- Pour batter into a greased mini muffin tins.
- Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8 minutes or so, slightly longer with chia eggs. I am sure you could use regular muffins too, but you will have to increase the cooking time to 12-15 minutes.
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