I have another Paleo treat for you and this is another quick and easy recipe. It only takes minutes to put together but you do have to wait while these little muffins cook up in the oven. The little ones can help in making these in the kitchen too. My girls got in the kitchen and helped me with these. They have become mommy’s little helper in the kitchen lately. For this recipe they helped peel the bananas and had a great time mashing them up. They added all the dry ingredients to the bowl and soon afterwards we were filling the muffin tin. And the sprinkling of the additional chocolate chips on top of the muffins made these even more fun to make. Once these little treats were done it wasn’t too far afterwards the little ones had chocolate faces and chocolate hands and with big smiles on their faces. Which meant they were a success. Especially when they ask if they could have them “all” week in their lunch boxes. I don’t feel too bad putting these Paleo muffins in their lunch box either. And just between you and I, I also snuck one in my lunch box one day too. They are definitely a treat, but a very much needed treat every now and then. Especially after a hard workout….ha! Kidding….well sort of! But best of all in my book, the kids love them!
Almond Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
3/4 cup almond butter
1 cup almond flour
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional – I love cinnamon)
1/3 cup plus more for topping muffins Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (Dairy-Free, Soy Free, Gluten-Free) – I find mine at Whole Foods
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with coconut spray (found at Whole Foods – love).
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and mix everything is incorporated. Now stir chocolate chips into batter. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin filling all 12 cups evenly. Top muffins with a few additional chocolate chips.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool and remove from pan. And enjoy!!
Makes 12 muffins, you could also make this into a loaf of bread too. I’m sure it would be just as yummy. Mini muffins would work too. Of course, you would have to adjust the bake time accordingly.