In keeping my IG word (not sure if that’s a real thing) to Davida The Healthy Maven, I’m posting these banana bread muffins I made last night. Here you go, girl.
Since I’ve been doing this Whole Life Challenge I have been avoiding baking anything sweet or really anything that can be construed as dessert. I’ve done this for a few different reasons:
- I suck at baking and literally every “cookie” (I use that term loosely) I’ve made in the past month Meghan and I have deemed “poop cookies.” It’s because they’re super delicious and we want to EAT ALL THE POOP COOKIES!
- I can’t have any sweeteners during this challenge (besides Stevia), which includes honey, maple syrup, agave, coconut nectar, and chocolate chips along with all the traditional sugars and sweeteners. Most recipes call for at least a little bit of honey.
- I’m trying to get as much out of this challenge as possible and baking high calorie treats all the time doesn’t help me reach that goal any faster. I’m trying to follow the rules. And I’m trying to avoid substituting ingredients in order to get around said rules just so I can satiate my dessert cravings – dessert cravings I didn’t really have until I made this delicious shit last night. Definitely NOT a poop cookie.
So, after all that talk, I decided I needed to make something sweet and delicious anyway, completely ignoring reasons 1-3 above. To be fair, Meghan helped me validate my decision. It’s all her fault. She made me do it. Wahhhh! I’ll shut up now.
I used this Paleo Banana Bread recipe from Elana’s Pantry to start with, but ended up substituting a couple things. Also, I made muffins instead of bread because my bread pan is bigger than hers and I didn’t want to end up with little stubby pieces of banana bread. Stubby poop bread. Yum. These are also completely Paleo 🙂
Banana Bread Muffins
- 3 bananas (overly ripe)
- 3 eggs
- 4 tbsp grass fed butter (I use Kerrygold) – melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 packet Stevia (1 gram)
- A little less than 2 cups almond flour (think 1 7/8 cups)
- 1 heaping tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pre-heat your oven to 350* and line muffin pan with paper or silicone liners.
- Add bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, and melted butter to your food processor and blend.
- Blend in cinnamon, stevia, almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Scoop batter evenly into muffin liners – should make exactly 12 muffins.
- Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or until the tops start to brown.
- Remove and let cool.
The bread recipe called for a 55 minute baking time, but since these were muffins it took much less time to bake. I left mine in for 35 minutes and they came out very soft and moist. If you want them a little firmer, bake a bit longer. But don’t burn them. Duh.
You should make these. I had to use serious constraint when it came to resisting the urge to eat every. single. one. of. these. But Meghan hasn’t tried them yet, so I have to save at least one. That’ll be the true test in finding out whether or not these too go in the “poop cookie” category. Guys, guys, calm down – don’t worry, I’ll come bake poop cookies for everyone. I didn’t realize they would be so popular. Maybe there’s a market in that somewhere? Absolutely not.
I’ll stop being schizophrenic now.
Happy hump day 🙂 This week is going by fast and slow at the same time.
Does anyone want to try some poop cookies?
Does anyone actually make edible desserts? What are they? Will you make them for me?