Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Paleo Banana Nut Muffin(top)

You know how you have those friends who you go weeks...months...YEARS without talking to, but when you finally do catch up, it's like no time has passed at all?? Well, the internet is NOTHING like that. 

The internet is like that fickle, easily distracted, slightly crazy friend you have. You know who I mean: the one who texts things like "who is this? I got a new phone and lost all my contacts" but you know is lying because what really happened was they deleted you from their contacts when you didn't respond to that text they sent you that one time within 5 minutes. That's the internet. And that's okay. That's what allows you to be obsessed with a blog one minute and then turn on it the next. And that's what allows me to drift in and out of blogging when my REAL LIFE decides to happen. 
Since I left you last, I've built a house, moved into said house, quit my job, and begun a new one. Also, I'm pregnant.
KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are not pregnant. At all. I'm just rockin' a hardcore muffin top y'all, which is exactly why I decided to make these paleo banana nut muffins this weekend.
I've been really lazy in the kitchen the past few months. Maybe it was the onslaught of holiday feasting, or the stress of packing ALL THE THINGS, but my Instagram feed tells the story of many an indulgent dinner out, lots of dairy-based Starbucks drinks, and oodles of champagne, because I have no willpower.
And so, with a new kitchen (complete with a herringbone mirrored tile backsplash), I'm finally feeling inspired to whip up some paleo-approved meals once again. Taking such a long hiatus really sprung a leak in my creativity bucket, so while I'm getting back in the groove of this whole invent-cook-document-repeat thing, I figured I'd kick things off with a tried and true recipe from my blog name twin, PaleOMG.
It's such a simple recipe with ingredients most paleo kitchens will have on hand: coconut flour, almond flour, bananas, a few Enjoy Life chocolate chips. And it packs a big punch right in the face of gluten cravings. So I think you'll like it.
Because every muffin top needs a delicious muffin.

Paleo Banana Nut Muffins (adapted from PaleOMG)
Makes 12 muffins
  • 3 bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (more or less depending on your preferred sweetness)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or whatever nut you like)
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line a cupcake pan with muffin liners.
3. Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add remaining wet ingredients (eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, almond butter) and mix well.
4. Add dry ingredients (flour, spices, soda, powder, salt) and until combined.
5. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips.
6. Fill muffin liners 3/4 full (an ice cream scoop works well for this).
7. Bake 25 minutes and cool completely before eating (I promise, they come out of the liners better this way!)


nicole said...

omg. you almost got me, i totally thought you were pregs! not because i think you look fat but because of your post;) i hope you do post more... i miss your humor!!!!

Megan | Freckled Italian said...

Yayyyy! I love your posts. And I miss you.

Lina said...

Glad you're back-ish! :)

Jennifer said...

I just found this blog. I love it! Hope you post more and make more videos!!

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