Banana Choc Chip Muffins
I make these banana choc chip muffins regularly for Inge’s school lunch as they contain no nuts. They also work well for parties as well (used as the mane recently in the picture above). Spelt flour is a fantastic grain, that is easier to digest than wheat flour. It is an excellent source of vitamin B2, a very good source of manganese, and a good source of niacin, thiamin, and copper.
1 1/2 cups spelt flour (i use wholemeal or a mixture of wholemeal and white)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1./4 cup cacao nib
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 large ripe bananas
80 gm coconut oil (melted)
3 large eggs or 4 small/med eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 Tbsp maple syrup
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, coconut sugar, cacao nib and baking powder. Set aside.
In another bowl, peel the bananas and mash them with a fork. Add to this the vanilla, melted coconut oil, coconut milk and maple syrup. Mix together.
With the egg whites, beat until thick and fluffy.
Tip in the banana mixture and fold into the dry ingredients, Do the same with the egg whites. It is helpful to do a couple of spoons of the egg whites first to loosen up the mixture and then fold through the remainder, taking care to fold and not over mix.
Bake at 190ºC for approx 15 minutes until cooked through.