Coconut Almond Muffins

  • 1 Cup NATURAL Almond Butter 
  • 2 Medium Bananas (The riper, the better)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Topping: Unsweetened Coconut Chips or Flakes 

Step One Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix the nut butter and bananas in a food processor until they are completely blended. Add the eggs, vanilla, baking soda and apple cider vinegar one at a time, blending well after each one.

Step Two Pour the batter into a greased 24-mini muffin tin. Add the coconut to the top of each muffin and lightly stir into each cup. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the top is firm to the touch.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

What’s up with all the candy in the peanut butter aisle? Yup, candy. That’s what all those alternative nut butters are! You know, the ones with ingredients like “honey, almond, chocolate, maple, cookie”. It’s hard enough to find a nut butter without ingredients like hydrogenated oils, extra salt and sugar, so if you want candy for a treat, fine. But don’t call it nut butter. When you buy the almond butter for this recipe, make sure it has only nuts, and possibly a little salt. Nuts, especially roasted nuts are delicious just by themselves – you don’t need to add any else to them. A quick tip for storing and stirring natural nut butters: Tighten the lid and put them away, UPSIDE DOWN. When you get ready to enjoy, it will be easier to stir. 

No. 3 : Clever Idea

When I began to look for a simple, fast and gluten free muffin for a class recently, I stumbled upon lots of recipes. To make it better-for-us, I left out a lot of the added sugar and other ingredients – and created a muffin that is just “sweet enough”. The science behind this easy recipe is interesting. The reason the muffins rise without flour and with just a little baking soda is because of the eggs and the vinegar!

No. 4 : Cheers!

La Marca Prosecco
Veneto Italy
About $15

 Just in case you need an excuse to enjoy a glass of bubbly with your muffins, there is always a holiday (or holiday weekend like this one), coming up around the corner! This prosecco has lots of juicy-fruity flavor, so its perfect for any lightly sweet treat like these muffins. Golden Delicious apples and peaches are the hallmarks of the aroma and taste of this easy drinking sparkler. (And it pours really well in a mimosa, too!) 

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