Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Banana Nut Muffins

Banana nut muffins

I'm way too excited to bake again. The oven doesn't get turned on much during the summer here and I have a whole list of things I want to bake for the fall. But, of course, I am going through one of my no-gluten phases again. Every once in a while I'll decide that I don't want to eat it for whatever reason. So, in this recipe I used this in place of the wheat flour and it turned out great.

Banana Nut Muffins
(gluten-free option)

2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup agave
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup coconut oil (or applesauce - haven't tried it, but hear it will work)
1 ts vanilla

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or the mix I mention above, I've made both versions and both are great!)
1 ts baking soda
1 ts baking powder
1/2 ts salt
1/2 cup pecan pieces
optional dark chocolate chips

Combine wet ingredients in a bowl, mix well. In another bowl sift dry ingredients then gently mix in wet ingredients. Spoon batter into baking cups - 3/4 full. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes (I have small baking cups, adjust for your size).

p.s. muffins in mason jars, it's going to take over the world.

Banana nut muffins
Banana nut muffins


Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

How cute! Love anything banana nut! And thanks for doing a gluten -free option :)

Anonymous said...

Was this a "baking with baby" or "baking while baby (hopefully) sleeps" experience? Must be difficult to juggle! These sound and look great. I've used applesauce my times in baking, always wonderful results. One last thing -- love how you store the muffins!



Translation Page said...

Those look the new mason jar usage.

Caroline said...

That last photo makes me smile!! And I love a good muffin in the early morning! xo

Becca said...

How do you make banana but muffins look like such a piece of art?

Kelly (Coconut Kisses) said...

Totally true about the mason jar thing! ;-) And I completely agree with Becca...I only wish I could make banana nut muffins look like they should be in an art gallery! ;-)

hannahleigh. said...

Your blog is just precious! I am excited to try this recipe out! I hope that you will hop over to to check out my new blog!

britni @ Antika Moda said...

yum! and they look so cute in the jar :) You have a great blog!!

Laken said...

Love the mason jar!

Gemma said...

Cute! I love the muffins in mason jars photo.

Tash said...

muffins in mason jars, who knew?! This looks like a great recipe, can't wait to try it.

MyLittlePhotographs said...

I love the idea of keeping the muffins fresh by placing them in a mason jar, it's really cute!