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Coconut Flour Banana Muffins with Choc Chips

Coconut Flour Banana Muffins with Choc Chips By Amy Crawford, The Holistic Ingredient @theholisticingredient WHAT YOU'LL NEED > 2 medium sized ripe, spotty bananas, mashed > ...

Coconut Flour Banana Muffins with Choc Chips

Coconut Flour Banana Muffins with Choc Chips
By Amy Crawford, The Holistic Ingredient
@theholisticingredient

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

> 2 medium sized ripe, spotty bananas, mashed
> 1/2 cup of coconut flour
> 1/3 cup of coconut oil, softened or just melted (not hot)
> 3 eggs
> 1/4 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
> 3 tablespoons chia seeds
> 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
> 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
> 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
> Pinch of sea salt
> 8 squares of chocolate, pending size (I used half squares of Lindt 90%, my fave is Alter Eco 85%)

WHAT TO DO

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line your muffin tray with 8 patty pans.

2. Put your chia seeds in a little cup or glass, cover with water (about 1/4 cup) and stir. Set aside.

3. In a bowl place the coconut oil and eggs. Beat with a hand or electric beater until the mixture is of a creamy consistency. Add the mashed banana, chia seeds (it may be a solid mass at this stage but don't despair, it will assimilate) and milk and continue to blend until well combined, about 1 minute.

4. Next add the coconut flour, baking powder, coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt and blend until just combined. Don't blend for too long as the mixture will quickly dry out. At this stage my mixture was quite tacky (as above), but still wet. If the mixture is very dry, add a little more milk.

5. Spoon the mixture into the patty pans and push a chocolate square (or half) into the surface of each muffin. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins or until a skewer is removed clean.

6. Once cooked, allow to cool before serving. Personally I feel these muffins are best served same day or next, however they should last in your fridge for 5 or so days. They freeze well too.

Recipe note: Subbing coconut flour for a grain based flour without adjusting the liquid will not create a good result, your mixture will become very wet.  This recipe has been created using exact measurements to assure success - vary ingredients at own risk!