Almond Meal, Blueberry Banana Muffins

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These quick and easy muffins are low in added sugar and are gluten-free (use GF oats).  They make a great quick breakfast, dessert or snack.  They are delicious “as is” or with toppings (i.e. peanut, almond or cashew butter, a drizzle of honey, fruit preserve, butter, etc.), served warm or chilled.  I sometimes substitute dark chocolate chips for the blueberries.  Recipe makes 8 muffins.

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 TB agave or maple syrup
  • 3 TB unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 medium, ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup almond meal (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp oat flour (in lieu of flour, can also finely grind oats in blender)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin sheet with 8 cupcake liners (I used silicone cups).
  2. Mix all liquid ingredients, including mashed banana.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients separately.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients, and then gently fold in blueberries.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then remove muffins from pan and cool completely on cooling rack.  If using silicone liners, wait until muffins are completely cooled before removing from liners.
  7. Store muffins in covered container, but crack the lid open slightly to avoid excess moisture buildup.
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