Monday, 12 May 2014

Grain Free Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins



Its been a while since we have posted anything in our Cooking with Kids section. Reality being we have been busy, and have either stuck to old favourites already mentioned, or haven't really made anything worth talking about.


We have now!

Grain Free Banana and Choc chip muffins

These are the best paleo muffins we have ever made. We got the recipe from here and pretty much followed it - with the exception of omitting the baking soda, substituting Agave Nectar for the Maple Syrup that they used, and adding Chocolate Sauce to the hot muffins to serve (BB's idea - it worked a treat). We have also had them with ice cream. They are deliciously moist and yummy.

Being a paleo recipe, they are low carb, low sugar and high protein, so a healthy indulgence really that I am more than happy for BB to eat.

If you wish to make the original version please click here for the recipe.

If you want to try our version here it is:


Ingredients

6 eggs
1/3 cup coconut milk (canned)
1 tablespoon agave nectar (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 mashed Bananas
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Method:

Preheat oven to 190ÂșC. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, coconut milk, agave nectar, sea salt, and vanilla extract using a hand whisk
Sift coconut flour, baking powder, and cinnamon into the wet ingredients. Whisk until no lumps remain. Stir in melted coconut oil, then add banana and chocolate chips and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Divide into 12 large muffin cases (they will be quite full but don't worry). Add a few extra chocolate chips to the top of each one (if your toddler didn't eat them all already)
Bake muffins for about 18 minutes or until muffins are golden and spring back when pressed gently.
Once baked, cool for 10 minutes.
Best served warm with chocolate sauce, and vanilla ice cream is optional.



Grain Free Banana and Choc chip muffins





(we stored the extra ones in the fridge and then reheated in the microwave on demand)



Grain Free Banana and Choc chip muffins