Hey, Everyone! Is it Thursday already? Dang.
I have so much to do today to get ready for a little weekend getaway I’m heading out on tomorrow. It’s just going to be a chill one with Meighan, but I have a ton to do around the house before I leave. I’m either 100% in on blog work, or 100% in on housework. When one is succeeding, the other is flopping. I’m never 100% on top of things. Seriously. Who is? Before I start blogging about the muffins, I want to thank you guys for the really sweet comments and words of wisdom you shared with me on my latest recap post. You have no idea how much that affected me, and I look forward to many more years of sharing this journey, that I like to call “life,” with you all. Just know that you made a significant impact on my life with your kindness. You always do.
I took a poll yesterday to see which recipe you wanted me to share on the blog, and the muffins took the lead! Sorry, balls! You’ll have to wait until next week. Speaking of balls, I’m making a vegan lemon poppy energy ball to take with us on the trip. Cross your fingers they turn out. I’ll keep you all posted on my Instagram stories today.
We had pathetic weather last weekend. The upside of that? I caught up on projects, and some housework (that I’ve been putting off.) Rainy days also make me hungry for warm comfort foods. On Sunday afternoon, I took a break from sitting in my bed working and headed downstairs to hang out with Kyle. Kyle was deep into his work this weekend too, so it was a perfect scenario. We were together but doing our own thing. I was searching the kitchen for something to eat, and all I could think about were muffins. I decided to come up with a muffin recipe with what was in my house (there was no way I’d be leaving the house for ingredients.) I always scribble down what I’m putting into recipes, so I don’t forget, just in case it turns into something good. I had NO expectations with these muffins (hence the cellphone preparation pics), but they ended up being one of my favorite muffin recipes I have made so far…
The muffins turned out to be soft, and perfect, and delicious! Kyle’s first reaction “Oh, man!”
They really are a treat. I used dark chocolate vegan chocolate chips with no sugar added to make them a bit lighter, and I liked those chocolate chips way better than the normal semi-sweet ones. I’m a dark chocolate girl, and these were so good. These muffins are dairy free, gluten free, and I’ve included vegan replacements down below!
Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins
- 1 Cup Oats
- 1 Cup Gluten Free Baking Flour
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 2 Tsps Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Swerve
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Peanut Butter (PB2) (or 1/2 cup peanut butter + 1/4 cup Oats)
- 1 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or your choice of milk)
- 2 Tsp Vanilla
- 2 Large Eggs (or flax replacement)
- 1 Large Extra Ripe Banana
- 1/2 Cup No Sugar Added Vegan Chocolate Chips (or regular chocolate)
Spray/grease a muffin pan and preheat the oven to 350.
In a large bowl, sift together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, swerve, cinnamon, and peanut butter powder.
*if you are using real peanut butter, mix it in with the mashed banana later*
In a separate mixing bowl combine the eggs, vanilla, and milk.
Add it to the bowl with the dry ingredients.
Mash the banana with a fork until the lumps are gone.
*add in peanut butter if you're using it
Add the mashed banana to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Add 1/2 cup of the batter into each muffin pan slot.
Bake 20-22 minutes. Keep an eye on the muffins because all ovens cook differently. Use the toothpick method to determine if it's done!
This recipe makes 16 muffins!
Nutrition PER muffin:
82 Calories, 13g Carbs, 2g Fat, 4g Protein, 2g Fiber, 3g Sugar
These muffins are PERFECT for on the go! They’re especially good with a little vanilla ice cream at the end of the day. This recipe makes 16 medium-sized muffins!
NUTRITIONAL INFO! 82 Calories, 13g Carbs, 2g Fat, 4g Protein, 2g Fiber, 3g Sugar
Now, I need to head out on a long dog walk with my oh-so-patient pups, take a trip to Targe (dangerous), finish laundry, pack, and make some lemon balls before heading uptown! ♥
Have a great day!
AND HOW COULD I FORGET? Have a safe ST. PATTY’S DAY!
Questions for you!
- What do you have planned for the weekend?
- Are you a muffin or waffle person?
- Would you guys like to see a post on my pre-road trip packing/preparation?