Banana Chocolate Chip / Coconut- Raisin Muffins

I hate to waste food. So, the best thing to do on a weekend is to rummage through the refrigerator, pantry and cupboards and make something sweet and tasty out of the leftovers, to carry me through the upcoming week. Especially now, when I’m stuck inside during this COVID-19 epidemic, its really nice to have a snack to look forward to after lunch or dinner.

So with the over-ripe bananas sitting on the counter, i decided to rub-up these mini muffins. My husband hates chocolate chips, so half the batch was raisins and coconut shreds, and the other half was chocolate and chopped- peanut filled.

When I’m making these sweet treats with leftovers, i don’t usually have a recipe. I throw things together until it feels right, and hope for the best. I keep it low sugar, grain and dairy free, as always – so (sans the peanuts) these are paleo friendly.

Here’s the base “recipe”:

  • 2 – 3 over ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • Around 2 heaped tbsps of creamy peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • A tups of maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt
  • Around a cup of Almond flour
  • Around a 1/2 cup of cassava flour (it is always a 1:2 ratio for cassava flour to almond flour in my baked goods to get a good fluffy consistency)
  • Around 2 tsps of baking powder

For the muffin variations I use:

  • Dairy-free dark chocolate chips
  • Chopped peanuts (or nut of choice)
  • Unsweetened coconut shreds
  • Raisins

After crushing the bananas with a fork, I whisk all the wet and dry ingredients listed in the “base recipe” together. I then separate the batch in half. I fold in the chopped peanuts and chocolate chips in one half of the batter, and coconut shreds and raisins in the other half of the batter.

I barely remember to preheat my oven, but I ended up baking these muffins at 350 degrees until they plumped up and smelled fragrant.

I’m working on a recipe plugin and will be able to post more “presentable”, searchable recipes soon. This should suffice for now.

What kind of “rub-ups” have you been making to alleviate kitchen waste these days? Leave a comment below or on my IG post for this recipe. I’m always looking for new, yummy things to try.

Happy snacking peeps!


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