Gluten-free option | Clean eating | Dairy-free option | Soy-free
UPDATED 7/11/17 (ooh! A palindrome!) with gluten-free option.
My friend Jessica is the first person I go to for clean recipe ideas–if I’m in a rut or just haven’t found a version I love yet of what I’m looking for. So today, when I noticed I had 4 bananas browning on my counter, and every other clean banana recipe I’d tried had come out completely flavorless, I went straight to her–halfway across the country. And as usual, we’re all full and happy over here. Isn’t food great that way? I love that even when miles and miles separate us, we can still gather together and keep in touch through good food.
This is a Martha Stewart recipe thoroughly substituted with clean ingredients. You should end up with up to a dozen and a half standard-size muffins, close to 3 dozen mini-muffins, or, like I did, a full pan of regular muffins and a half pan of minis.
Adapted from here
- 4 ripe bananas
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour (or sub in up to a cup of regular whole-wheat flour with all-purpose flour)*
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup soured almond milk** or dairy sour cream
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
* GLUTEN-FREE: Substitute 1 cup brown rice flour, 1/4 cup tapioca starch, 1/4 cup potato starch, and 1/2 cup oat flour (I just put some oats in my blender, pulse them to a fine powder, and pour them in a mason jar for future use).
** Sour your almond milk the same way you make buttermilk: for every cup needed, add 1 Tbsp. of white vinegar to a measuring cup and fill the rest of the way with milk and let sit sit several minutes. In this case, add 1/2 Tbsp. of vinegar and then fill to the 1/2 cup line with almond milk.
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease your muffin tin(s) with soy-free cooking spray (I use PAM for Grilling).
- Peel bananas and add them to the bowl of your stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment to beat until well mashed, about a minute. Add coconut sugar, coconut oil, applesauce, and egg and beat until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients to bowl; mix on low until well incorporated.
- Add soured almond milk and vanilla; mix until well incorporated.
- Scoop scant 1/4-cupfuls for standard muffins and/or 2-Tbsp.-fuls for mini muffins (dough scoops work really well here) into the wells of your muffin tins. Bake 20 minutes for mini muffins or 25 minutes for standard muffins, rotating pans halfway through cooking time. Cool on a wire rack before enjoying.
- Store in an airtight container on the counter or freeze to enjoy later!