Okay. So when my mother bear decided to clean out the pantry, we came to the conclusion that I may or may not (definitely) have a slight (huge) addiction to nut butters. After pulling out almond spread, cinnamon flavoured, maple syrup flavoured, crunchy, smooth and whipped to just name a few - I could go on but I won't because I am already salivating at the thought - it was very apparent that we probably won't run out of peanut butter in the near future in Shawville. As she pulled out the sixth jar - I'm not even sorry - she turned to me and said, "how many peanut butters does one girl need?" Well. I can't even. Has she not seen Mean Girls? The limit does not exist! Duh. (Just FYI that was a rhetorical question. Of course, she's seen Mean Girls - she lives with me. Lucky woman.)
Instead of dignifying this silly question with a spoken response, and also maybe because she got me craving peanut butter merely by mentioning it, I decided my answer would be to whip up these babies! Now - these were me simply playing - and licking spoons of peanutty batter - so the recipe is one that will change and possibly be given a makeover in the near future, but nevertheless, I promised to share and since I am not sharing my actual muffins with you, the least I can do is tell you how to make your own. Fair's fair.
- One Banana (approx 130g)
- 2 Egg Whites
- Milk of choice (I used Almond Milk) 40ml
- Peanut Butter (quantity depends on preference - at the least you would need approx 25g but I mean come on guys - live a little! Embrace the nuts.)
- Flour - here you can use all purpose (though I have not tried this), simply Brown Rice Flour or a combo of Brown Rice and Buckwheat Flour to the ratio of your liking - which is what I did. You will need approx 95g for the combo. As buckwheat soaks up moisture more than other flours - I would suggest playing with the quantity if passing on this option.
- Rice Flakes or Oats (depends on both preference and tolerance) (approx 10/15g)
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- Golden Caster Sugar unrefined (approx 30g)
- 1 tsp vinegar (trust me)
- Mash your banana before mixing all ingredients together. I would suggest doing your chosen nut butter last so that you get clumps of yumminess in there - but this is of course up to you.
- Pour the well combined mixture into greased muffin holes - mine made up to 6 medium sized muffins.
- Bake in a 180 degree preheated oven for up to 25 minutes or until your knife come out clean.
Note - the batter is very yummy, try to actually get it in the oven without devouring it. If you succeed, yay you, but also, notice that it is quite a moist mixture. Feel free to add more / less liquid as required - but don't fret if it isn't as thick as normal muffin mixes.
Another fun thing to do? Make these babies extra nutty and add in some pecan halves. Also, as you will see in the images, I may have also had some fun with vegan choc chips. The possibilities are endless..
As always, if you have a go at the recipe, please tag me so I can see! @natalieshaw_xo
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