Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Sweeten a breakfast favorite with some good-for-you ingredients! These muffins are gluten-free and dairy-free, made with...

Sweeten a breakfast favorite with some good-for-you ingredients! These muffins are gluten-free and dairy-free, made with flaxseed meal, free-from flour and bananas.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups organic cane sugar
  • 1/3 Cup shortening
  • 2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal and six T. hot water, mixed together
  • 1 Cup very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 Cup Enjoy Life Foods All-Purpose Flour Mix, sifted
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Cup Enjoy Life Foods Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips

Directions

1. Line a 12-well muffin tin with papers or grease and set aside.

2. With an electric hand mixer, combine organic cane sugar and shortening in medium bowl and mix 3-4 minutes.

3. In separate bowl mix together the all-purpose flour mix, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder and chocolate mini chips. Set aside.

4. Combine the flaxseed/hot water mixture, the shortening/sugar mixture, the mashed bananas, water and vanilla extract and mix another 2 minutes with the hand mixer.

5. Add the flour mixture and mix another 1-2 minutes with wooden spoon until incorporated.
Evenly portion into the greased or paper lined muffin tin and bake for 24-26 minutes.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.