Banana Bread Muffins

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I think I make some form of banana bread every week…and I’m okay with that. These muffins are a real winner though! Plus, these aren’t your normal muffins. They’re packed full of good for you nutrients like spelt flour, coconut oil, and dark chocolate. Spelt flour is packed with protein, iron, copper, and B vitamins. It is still high in carbohydrates, but don’t fear the carbs people. Carbs are good for the soul, and these are good carbs! So have one…or two…heck, have three. Coconut oil has all those healthy fats our bodies crave. (If you’re still eating fat free stuff, seriously stop. We need fats to keep those hormones regular and keep our skin glowing.) Since I need chocolate in some form everyday, there is some dark chocolate chips in here. But thats okay because hellloooo antioxidants.

Healthy Banana Bread

  • 5 medium SUPER ripe banana.
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • couple dashes of cinnamon on top

Combine first 4 ingredients in a mixer or bowl. (My awesome roommate was kind enough to let me use her KitchenAid:) Mix into a liquid and then add in salt, soda, and flour. Add in the chocolate chips last. (And then eat a handful, because they’re chocolate chips for pete’s sake)

Bake at 350 for 18 min.

Let cool for 2 seconds so you don’t burn your tongue (I learned the hard way) and then eat as many as you want.

P.S. You can buy spelt flour in the organic section of Kroger. It’s like $5. Or you could support local bizz and go to the Nutrition Center on the Bypass! Coconut Oil can be found in pretty much any grocery store’s oil section. Just make sure your coconut oil actually smells coconutty, if it doesn’t then you won’t really get any of its amazing benefits.

4 thoughts on “Banana Bread Muffins

  1. Mary says:

    These look delicious! I have never cooked with spelt flour before. I’m also wondering if you have suggestions for ways to incorporate almond flour into recipes? Can you substitute it in any recipe that calls for flour? I’ve not tried it in banana muffins. It’s so expensive I’m afraid to experiment and waste it.
    Thank you! I’m so excited to know that you’ve started a blog to publish some of your fantastic recipes!

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    • amcadams96 says:

      Spelt flour is pretty great, and cheaper than almond flour too. Almond flour is pretty easy to substitute into recipes. I think the ratio is 1:1 compared to regular flours (same goes for spelt flour). I find that it makes things denser and slightly drier, so I would always add just a little more liquid when baking with it, especially if you make these muffins with it. You could also roll chicken in almond flour/egg mixture as a healthier alternative to chicken fingers too, if you do not want to put it in baked goods.
      I can find almond flour fairly cheap on healthy food sites such as vitacost.com swansonsvitamins.com or even on Amazon!

      I hope this helps 🙂

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