We like breakfast around here : Almond Quinoa banana love muffins

26 Mar

Okay so I love love love/worship muffins. The problem with many many many of them out there is that there cupcakes disguised as a healthy breakfast option. Not only will they leech you of your precious energy but they aren’t doing any favours for those who spend all that time workin’ out! I used to work at Starbucks and would see all these gym buffs come in and get a ‘venti soy latte with sugar free vanilla and a bran muffin’. Dear God. I felt like telling them if your sure about this muffin you’ll need to run another 3 hours on the treadmill!

It also probably doesn’t help that the muffins are the size of a small child’s head these days. 

Well, don’t worry. i’ve got you covered. A muffin that you can feel good about eating and know that your getting nutrients. This could be a breakfast food/afternoon snack/ after workout snack. These contain no dairy, no wheat, and no refined sugar making them the perfect snack. They are also kid approved!

Almond Quinoa Banana Love Muffins:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond meal ( you can buy this or ground slivered almonds)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 3/4 mashed very very very ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs coconut oil or other light tasting oil ( coconut oil will most likely need to be placed in the microwave for 30 seconds to liquefy)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks ( optional but again encouraged)

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350F and grease a muffin tin or use muffin cups.

Combine the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another. It’s best to mash the bananas first and then add the rest of the wet ingredients. 

Lastly add the chocolate chunks and place into the muffin cups/ oiled muffin tin about 1/2 -3/4 of the way full.

Bake for 22-25 minutes. Use the toothpick to make certain there ready. Cool in muffin tin for about 3 minutes and then place on a rack to cool completely.

Enjoy…with a dollop of butter if you must!

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