Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Peanut Butter Banana Flourless Muffins

I am a huge fan of getting new goodies in the kitchen to experiment, so when a chance meeting with one of the super cool guys from Nut Brothers led to me having testers of their delicious new range of peanut butter and almond butter, I had to come up with some recipes to do this yumminess justice!

There is a 3 product range available at the moment - smooth and crunchy peanut butter, and an amazing almond, sunflower, and chia butter. Yum! The range has been created with all natural ingredients, and the peanut butters are made from 100% peanuts - perfect for when you are a family trying to get away from those traditional brands of peanut butter with all of the unnecessary extras (we all know the ones I'm talking about!).

With a few jars of greatness now in my kitchen, it was time to get baking! The first creation was these delicious Peanut Butter Banana Flourless Muffins. With only a handful of basic ingredients, no flour at all, and a light fluffy end result, these muffins were a hit with both the little and big kids in our house!

The recipe is free of gluten, grains, dairy, soy, and refined sugar. If you would like to make it nut free you could use pumpkin or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter. The recipe would also be delicious made with the almond butter as well if you don't eat peanut butter. Not only do they use simple ingredients but they truly could not be easier to make - you don't even need a bowl or mixing spoon!

These are a great addition to lunchboxes, and they also pack a healthy dose of protein so they are great for a quick breakfast option with a smoothie.

To see more about the nut brothers. check out their website http://www.nutbrothers.co.nz

Peanut Butter and Banana Flourless Muffins

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter or nut butter of your choice (I used Nut Brothers Smooth Peanut Butter)
2 ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 170C. Line a muffin tin with cupcake cases.
2. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth
3. Spoon 3 tbsp amounts into each hole
4. Bake for around 15-20 minutes until golden and spongy to touch.

These muffins with puff up quite a lot but don't be surprised if they 'deflate' a little after they come out of the oven...it's juts what happens. If you want to make them look a little more glamorous you can always pop on a dollop of your favourite icing.