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Banana Blueberry Muffins

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Some of the easiest kinds of recipes to make gluten-free are those that contain plenty of bananas.  The bananas add sweetness, moisture and serve as a binder in the recipe.  I saw a recipe on My New Roots for a banana bread that was vegan and low in sweeteners, but it wasn’t gluten-free.  I decided to adapt the recipe by substituting some flours for the regular flour and also by adding a few extras.  I also keep forgetting to buy a bread pan, so I made them into muffins.

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Here is my version of the recipe.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup almond milk
6 T coconut oil, in liquid form
6 T maple syrup
1 T vanilla
2 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (my bananas were small, so I needed about 8!)
1 cup of gluten-free bisquit baking mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill brand, the regular all purpose blend should also work)
2/3 cup chickpea flour
1/3 cup buckwheat flour
1 t pumpkin pie spice blend (cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, etc.)
1 t xantham gum
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t sea salt
1 cup blueberries (I used frozen)
1/2 cup of sliced almonds (I think chopped walnuts or pecans would be better!)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas. Add the oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Add the wet to the dry and mix until well combined. Then stir in the blueberries and almonds. Pile high in muffin cups. Bake for about 30 minutes. Recipe makes about 12 large muffins.

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Babycakes: Cupcakes and Muffins

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Chocolate Cupcakes

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I was one of the people who pre-ordered the Babycakes book. Although it wasn’t that long ago, at the time the book came out, there weren’t really any vegan and gluten-free cookbooks (Luckily there are a few out now that are pretty good). As soon as I got the book, I tried a couple of recipes, but none of them turned out! It was a pretty big disappointment, and the ingredients involved were a bit expensive, so I shelved the book until recently.

I am happy to report that both of these recipes turned out! The cupcakes can be found here, and the banana chocolate chip muffins are from the book. I might take another look at the book and see if I can get anything else to work. Here’s hoping!

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