Grain Free Banana Muffins.

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What I made this weekend.

Once we start the process of eliminating foods based on allergy, intolerance, sensitivity or auto-immune reasons (as in Celiac Disease) it can become a never ending spiral, a rabbit warren of dead ends and frustrations brimming with tears. Now that grain free and gluten free have become ‘fads’ this has created a non-stop flow of GF processed food stuff. Maybe you didn’t bake before going GF and you love all the new food stuff on the market. But have you read the ingredients? Okay, maybe we don’t need the conversation about corn products right now (xanthan gum, corn starch..).
I say to you Do Not Be Swayed! Purchase some gluten (grain) free flours and a few other pantry staples and enjoy the freedom of knowing what is in that muffin you’re about to eat, and knowing it is the best thing you can do for your sensitive self. Go ahead and earn your bragging rights! This one is simple.

This recipe can be used as a base for other fruit purees such as pumpkin or applesauce.

Grain Free {Banana} Muffins

Pre-heat oven to 350*. Oil a muffin tin.

Wet: Beat together in a small bowl

3 very ripe bananas mashed (equal to 1 cup or a little more)
1/2 cup coconut oil melted
2 eggs beaten

Dry: whisk together in a medium bowl

1 cup cashew (or almond) meal
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour (starch)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
2tbsp flax meal
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom

Mix the wet ingredients in to the dry making sure the batter is mixed thoroughly. Then scoop even amounts into the muffin tin. This will make 10-12, depending on how full you want them. They will rise slightly.

Bake for 30-35 min until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in to the top of a muffin.

Add raisins or other dried fruit and nuts as you wish. Change up the spices, add ginger or ‘pumpkin pie’ seasoning.

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2 comments

  1. gluttonforlife · October 29, 2014

    Now that I can eat nuts again, I’m incredibly excited to do some GF baking! Still haven’t gotten around to my sourdough starter though…:-(

    • Tamika · October 29, 2014

      I have trouble with Almonds, but I’ve found cashew meal to be a great alternative! This recipe is a good jumping off point.. 😘

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