Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Spring is well underway and with the warmer weather, the bananas in our fruit bowl are ripening at a pace we can't keep up with. Cue banana baking recipes for the school lunch boxes.
These gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins are delicious, filling, have some beautiful superfood and ancient grain ingredients and most importantly, get the big thumbs up from the kids! In this recipe we've incorporated banana flour made from Australian green bananas. It's gluten free and rich in dietary fibre.
1 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup banana flour (naturalevolutionfoods.com.au)
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup packed brown sugar - (we like the unrefined kind, e.g. muscovado sugar)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup sour cream or plain yoghurt
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup ripe bananas mashed (approx 2 medium bananas)
3/4 cups gluten free/nut free chocolate chips (always check the packet)
1) Grease or line a muffin tin. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
2) In a large mixing bowl, sift together the sorghum flour, banana flour, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Then stir in the ground chia and salt.
3) In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, sour cream, milk vanilla extract and mashed bananas. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
4) Spoon the batter into muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
5) Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from muffin tin and placing on a cooling rack. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 5 days.