Choc banana muffins (gluten, dairy and nut free)

Choc banana muffins (gluten, dairy and nut free)

Choc banana muffins (gluten, dairy and nut free)
I have been playing around for a while to come up with a healthier version of my basic muffin recipe. The kids love them, they are easy to make but they do have 3/4 cup of caster sugar in them!

After a number of attempts which received the thumbs down from the kids, I have come up with a recipe that I am happy with and the kids are happy with.

They are certainly a lot less sweeter than what they are used too, but I am working on adjusting their taste buds, so this is a step in the right direction. If your kids are still used to things quite sweet you could increase the rice malt syrup in the mix to make the change more gradual and work back from there.

The recipe is a winner also as it is gluten, dairy and nut free. Like the peanut, the coconut is actually not a nut – you can read more about that here and here.

These gluten free muffins are easy to make. You add all the wet ingredients together.
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Then all the dry ingredients.
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Then combine the two together. Do not freak out about the difference between the volume of the wet ingredients to the dry.
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The coconut flour easily absorbs this amount of liquid.
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Fill the cupcake cups to about the 3/4 mark and bake them.
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Allow them to cook on a rack (I couldn’t wait for them to cool before sampling them!).
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They are a lovely moist muffin.

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And were a winner with the kids!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Choc banana muffins (gluten, dairy and nut free)
Recipe type: Lunch box
  • 6 eggs
  • ⅓ cup Pureharvest Coco Quench or other dairy free milk
  • 3 tbps Pureharvest Rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 quite large bananas and the riper the better)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbps cacao powder
  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius
  2. In a medium bowl or jug add eggs and whisk.
  3. Mash the banana and add it to the eggs.
  4. Add to the eggs the Coco Quench, rice malt syrup, salt, coconut oil and vanilla, then whisk until well combined.
  5. Sift coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda and cacao powder into a large mixing bowl.
  6. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, then pour the egg mixture into the well. Using a wooden spoon, fold the ingredients to combine. (Do not freak out about the difference between the volume of the wet ingredients to the dry.)
  7. Spoon mixture into cupcake cups (or lined muffins trays) and bake for about 18 - 20 minutes.
  8. Muffins will spring back when you press lightly down on them when they are ready.
  9. Makes 10 - 12

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Making life a bit easier for myself this week with lots of simple recipes I can prepare ahead.


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