Spelt Flour Banana Muffins
July 13, 2011 § 9 Comments
It’s been a long time since I cooked anything, let alone blog about it, but the past 2 weeks where a rough journey for us, coping and adjusting to the fact that a family member is missing.
I’m one of those people that hate to see any kind of food go bad in front of me, and I guess this thing runs in our family, my mom and sister are worst cases.
Recently my daughter has become such a picky eater and running out of control snacking on crisps and chocolates the whole time…. so those two reasons brought together the birth of this recipe.
Its a delicious sugar, and egg free banana chocolate muffins made with whole grain spelt flour. I didnt expect my 18month old to like them but she’s munching on them happily. Other than the fact that it got chocolate in it.. it’s quite healthy! If you use good quality chocolate you don’t have to feel guilty eating them at all.
I have been experimenting with different kinds of flour and so far all the outcomes are amazing, the reason behind this is the book “Good to the Grain“ by the amazing Kim Boyce. Her book really did give me a different prospective with cooking and baking. Why are we so attached to the plain all purpose flour, you get so much more flavor using different kinds of flour! And it became easier to get them in grocery stores recently here in Dubai.
Try out this Recipe and I hope you like it.
makes 5-6 large muffins
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons butter, oil or margarine
- 1 1/2 cups wholegrain spelt flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
preheat oven to 175C and line or grease a muffin tray.
In a small pan over low heat melt the butter with the honey and vanilla, take it off the heat and mash in the bananas and mix well.
In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and the chocolate chips. Add in the wet ingredients and mix gently with a spoon.
Pour the mixture in the muffin tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Instead of the chocolate chips you can add any kind of nuts you have on hand (almonds, walnuts or cashews)
- or add 1/2 cup of quick oats or cooked steel cut oats, will give it extra crunch on the top and nuttiness.