Since I’ve been making these muffins several times a week for the past few weeks, it is high time I share it with you!
I know I just got done complainingÂ about microwave baking, but this recipe has been a godsend when I am at a loss for what to feed Nolan, especially forÂ breakfasts, when the grocery store has run out of his favorite (read: only acceptable) flavor of Zing bars.Â He always eats bacon, but everything else is up in the air, and right now, he is coming down solidly in favor of theseÂ nearly instant muffins. Made with bananas, eggs, coconut flour and peanut flour,Â I can make a batch of four muffins in under 10 minutes, so they areÂ a great protein-rich, last-minute addition to the lunch bag. And of course, if you have more time, I highly recommend baking them in the oven instead!
Nearly Instant Peanut Butter Banana MuffinsÂ
If your banana is a smallish one, add aÂ tablespoon or two of your milk of choice (dairy orÂ dairy-free) for extra moisture.
1 large ripe banana
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 C peanutÂ flour (like Protein Plus)
1 T coconut flour
1 T melted ghee, butter, or coconut oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 T sucanat, totally optional
1/4 C chocolate chips
Mash banana and mix with egg, vanilla and oil; stir in peanutÂ flour, coconut flour, baking powder, chocolate chips, and sucanat if using. Divide between 4 silicone muffin cups (1/4 C batter each), 3 small greasedÂ ramekins (1/3 C batter ea), or one large greased mug. In my microwave, 4 smallish muffins are cooked through in 3 minutes. If you are uncertain how long to bake your cakes, start with 2Â minutes and then do 30 seconds at a time until they are cooked through to your taste. Or preheat your oven and bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes.
Variants: I think this recipe would also work well with applesauce, pumpkin puree or another fruit or veggie mash.
(Another version of peanut flour muffins can be found here; this isn’t the recipe I adapted, but I seem to have lost track of the originalÂ mug cake recipe IÂ started from. I’ll update the post if I can track it down.)