I’ve been trying to stick to a grain free diet for the past few months to help with the inflammation that goes along with Lyme Disease. Abstaining from grains has definitely helped, but I’m not going to lie, it is not easy.
I’ve found I can sometimes cheat a little every now and then, but not much. So on those days where I’m really craving something “bread like” and sweet, muffins typically fit the bill and they can easily be made grain free.
They’re quick, satisfying, and can be frozen and heated up for a fast craving curbing snack.
Muffins are versatile, of course. You can add pretty much anything you like to them. I happened to have dried cherries and chocolate on hand so that’s what I chose, but you can switch them up any way you’d like.
Here are some ideas: Any type of nut, any type of dried fruit, chopped apple, white chocolate, candied ginger, diced pear, sliced strawberries, blueberries, replace half the banana with pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, you could do a streusel topping, a cinnamon and sugar topping, you could add a dollop of your favorite jam in the middle before baking…the options are endless.
Cherry Chocolate Banana Muffins
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
3/4 Cup Coconut Flour
1/4 Cup tapioca Flour
4 Very Ripe Bananas (dark brown skins)
4 Organic Eggs
1/4 Cup Organic Coconut Oil (solid, but room temp)
1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Dried Cherries (chopped)
1/2 Cup 70% Dark Belgian Chocolate (roughly chopped)
Measure all ingredients into a mixture except the cherries and chocolate. Mix on medium high for 1 minute, scraping down sides once. Fold in the cherries and chocolate and fill muffin papers. Bake for 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Banana and chocolate muffins! These look really good and I love how they have coconut oil. The cherries make these perfect for the season – I’ll pin them! xx
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These look great! and I am also grain free presently (It IS awfully hard) .. c
I love your recipes and really think you should make a cookbook. I would buy it:) I think you should know my company’s firewall now blocks your site ever since you posted the “body cream” I think it thinks it is a “different kind” of site now bc/ of the word “body” ..I don’t know. I wonder if this happened with anyone else? I would love to still check out your recipes online on my lunch breaks. I, too, have been managing Lyme Disease and I am eating gluten free. I like how you are also not just gluten free but incorporating food that are actually beneficial to our health. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Thank you, Kristen! Maybe an e-book someday? I don’t know….ha. How strange that your firewall blocks the blog, I’m sorry to hear that! Having a firewall that picky must not allow for much internet research. Hopefully you are able to access it elsewhere.
Thank you for commenting and you have a wonderful Christmas as well! ~ April