Monday, May 7, 2012

Moist Almond Meal Banana Muffins

Almond Meal Banana Muffins

If you are looking for a wheat flour and cane sugar alternative, try these easy Almond Meal Banana Muffins. Be creative and try a variety of ingredients with the almond meal as your base.

If you are already used to eating whole grain foods, you will probably enjoy these. These do not have any grains in them, but the almond meal offers the rustic flavor and texture.

This recipe makes 6 small muffins.
Muffin Ingredients:
1 cup Almond Meal/Flour (You can find this at Walmart near the wheat flour and at Trader Joe's)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (Too much cinnamon will give these a bitter taste.)
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt (I used Kosher salt)
2 Eggs
1 Mashed Banana (Use a ripe banana for the best flavor.)
2 Tablespoons Honey (You can also use Agave Nectar)
1/2 stick butter (softened)
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

*Spread for Muffins:
2 - 3 Tablespoons of Honey
1/2 stick of butter (softened)

Mix dry ingredients (Almond Meal, cinnamon, baking soda and salt) in medium bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, mashed banana, honey, vanilla and butter.
Stir the wet and dry ingredients together.
Pour batter into greased muffin pan as you normally would for muffins.

Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 17 - 20 minutes. A toothpick should be used to test. The toothpick will come out with a little muffin on it, but it should not be wet batter that is stuck on the toothpick.

*To make the spread for the muffins, mix 2-3 tablespoons of honey with 1/2 stick of butter. Make sure it's blended very well for a smooth spread. You can add more or less honey to suit your preferences.

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