I'm having one of "those" mornings that accompany a shitty sleep. Being as baking is a way I cope with anxiety/stress AND I happened to have some ripe bananas on the counter, I decided to bake some bran muffins. I also needed an idea for a blog post for today so I thought I would share this recipe.
- 1 banana
- 2/3 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of flour (the original recipe uses two different types of flour. Feel free to use two different types such as brown rice & spelt, oat & spelt or whatever you desire. Also, you can just use one type and because I suck at math, I'm not going to work out how many cups that is total so just deal with. 'K thanks...)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (again, I am a cinnamon fiend so feel free to use less. I don't know why you would though because cinnamon is AWESOME and you would doing yourself a disserve to use any less than this...)
- 1/2 cup bran (I use real bran but feel free to use All-Bran cereal. Just soak it in the Almond milk and add it to the dry ingredients when you add the wet ingredients. I really don't know if All-Bran will work for this because I've never actually tried. So, if you try it, please let me know if it actually works. If not...sorry...whatevs...)
- 1/3 cup of walnuts
- 2 tablespoons of molasses
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 egg or equivalent egg replacer powder
- Turn the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mash the banana. Add the molasses, almond milk & egg replacer powder. Mix together.
- Mix the dry ingredients together.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix together.
- Pour into muffins tins. Makes about 12 muffins.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted through the center comes out clean.
- Instead of one banana, you can use a 1/4 cup of pumpkin. If you do this, add ginger and pumpkin pie spice to the recipe AS WELL AS the cinnamon. Just add to taste basically. I think I usually add between 1/4 and 1/2 teaspoon of each. Basically, a 1/4 cup of any fruit puree would work for this.
- THESE ARE FREAKING DELICIOUS WITH PEANUT BUTTER OR APPLE BUTTER (the natural stuff. Not the shit that has high-frutose corn syrup/glucose-fructose/fructose-glucose).
If you end up trying this recipe, please let me know what you think of it and if you make any changes.
Have a good day :)