Almond Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have been wanting to make a muffin with banana and peanut butter for a while, I love those two together.  I came across this recipe on pinterest, and realized I could easily veganize it and it was already gluten free!  Even though the recipe calls for almond butter, I was going to use peanut butter, since like I said I love that combination.  But then I started reading about almond butter and found that it has a lot of healthy nutrients and obviously almonds are a much heart healthier nut than peanuts.  I wanted to try almond butter anyways so bought some and that stuff is incredible!

Almond Banana Muffins 2

This recipe was adapted from here.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax mixed with 6 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (I used mini-chocolate chips by Enjoy Life)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips.  Mix everything together.
  3. Stir chocolate chips into batter.  Pour batter into prepared muffin tin.
  4. Top muffins with a few additional chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.
Almond Banana Muffins

Even though these muffins would be good with peanut butter, I really enjoyed the almond butter!  Maybe next time I’ll try with peanut butter though.

These muffins are great for breakfast, as a snack, or as a special treat after dinner!
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