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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins


Banana's are one of my absolute kitchen staples and I eat them pretty much every single day, whether that's for an energising snack, cut up onto porridge or a yogurt bowl, blended into a creamy smoothie or used in baking I always have to make sure bananas are in the house. As a true banana lover I'm really excited to be working with Fyffes, the number 1 importer of bananas and the leading marketer of organic & fair-trade bananas in Europe, to celebrate their 130th anniversary! I've always bought Fyffes bananas so I couldn't wait to get in the kitchen to come up with a delicious, nutritious recipe to celebrate this huge birthday of theirs. The recipe I've settled on is for these indescribably amazing Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins that are gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free.


I love to use bananas in baking because they add a truly wonderful flavour, natural sweetness and work as a great binder in vegan recipes...almost like an egg replacer. I always let my Fyffes bananas become really ripe before using them in baking as this brings out the natural sweetness even more and makes them super easy to blend into all the other ingredients. The banana flavour comes through so well in these more-ish muffins and is paired perfectly with the sweet chocolate chips. The texture of the muffins is so melt-in-your-mouth fluffy and light but tastes so decadent and satisfying at the same time. The muffins contain all natural ingredients so make for the perfect healthy mid-morning snack, afternoon pick-me-up or you could even enjoy one for a breakfast on the go.

Before I get onto the recipe itself I wanted to share a little bit more about Fyffes as a brand and why I'm over the moon to be working on this campaign. So, as I mentioned before bananas are a true staple in my kitchen and always have been. In fact, there's videos of me as a baby going crazy over mashed up bananas and custard, it was my absolute favourite food....nothing much has changed there then! They're one of natures greatest foods in my eyes and I know Fyffes share my view on this!
The 20th September 2018 marks the 130th anniversary of the date that the first 2 stems of bananas arrived in the courtyards of Edwards Wathen Fyffe's small office in Fenchurch Street. These bananas were carted off by a barrow boy to be sold in Covent Garden that very day, and it was the start of something remarkable. 130 years later Fyffes is known by millions and millions of people and the brand has become part of so many peoples lives from childhood into adulthood. Do you remember when you had your first Fyffes banana?


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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins
prep time: 10 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:


  • 160g gluten free flour
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 2 ripe bananas 
  • 80g vegan butter OR coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • 50g dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt

instructions


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees celsius. 
  2. Combine the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and pinch of salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the bananas,  butter (or coconut oil), maple syrup, coconut sugar and almond milk to a blender and blitz until smooth.
  4. Pour this mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well. 
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Place muffin cases in cupcake baking tray OR use a silicone muffin tray then spoon the muffin mixture into each case.
  7. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and cooked through. They will be slightly soft until fully cooled.
  8. Allow the muffins to cool for at least 20 minutes before tucking in!

NOTES:

Keep refrigerated in an air-tight contains and consume with 2 days.
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- this blog post contains a paid for collaboration with Fyffes -

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