Honey, I baked! I swear I would bake all the time if someone else in my house would help me eat the finished product. They might actually. Maybe I just eat everything too fast so no one else stands a chance. It’s certainly possible.
Anyway, I noticed I was starting to accumulate quite the overripe banana surplus in my freezer so I figured I’d better start using them for something.
I sort of enjoy when my bananas “go bad” because I know that equals baked goods sometime in the future. The future is now, baby! Here’s the recipe I used:
(Almost) Paleo Banana Superfood Muffins
- 4 overripe bananas, mushed
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup Buff Bake Protein Almond Butter (or regular almond butter)
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp cacao nibs
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- dash of salt
First, I combined the bananas, eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and almond butter. I didn’t really need to mash the bananas since these were basically mush already. Does anyone else hate the smell of overripe bananas? It’s weird but it totally grosses me out. I just have to concentrate on the end product. Mm.
Next, I added the remaining ingredients and mixed thoroughly. Then I spooned batter into a lined muffin tin. I baked the muffins for 25 minutes at 350 degrees (use the toothpick method to check if done. Insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean, muffins are done!).
I ate one and my daughter had one too. They were great! Perfectly spiced and actually pretty fluffy! Most Paleo baked goods I’ve made in the past come out a little flat but these were “normal” looking. I was worried they’d be too sweet with the bananas and maple syrup but they were just right. If you wanted sugar free, you could omit the maple syrup.
We both had a muffin then into the freezer they went! This is how I keep myself in check. If they’re out, I’ll eat like, 6 in one day so I have to hide them away in the freezer :).
Buff Bake Almond Butter
Let’s talk about Buff Bake . I love their concept! Delicious flavors of almond and peanut butters mixed with whey protein, chia seeds, and flaxseed.
They sent me their snickerdoodle almond butter and it is good. They sweeten the butter with coconut sugar which I really like. I don’t love completely unsweetened nut butters. I tend to buy them with good intentions then they sit in my fridge for 6 months and eventually end up in the trash.
My favorite thing about the butters is the addition of whey protein. Personally, I’m always trying to find ways to add more protein to my diet, so I love this! It doesn’t have a protein powder taste either which is great. I’m pretty sure you’d never know it was an ingredient unless you read the label. In 2 tablespoons of the almond butter, there are 11 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and 190 calories.
I only tried the snickerdoodle flavor but they also sell cookie almond butter and coffee bean (sounds amazing!). Their peanut butter flavors are chocolate chip, cinnamon raisin, and cranberry coconut. I want them all!
Finally, I just love the business. I think they created an awesome product with a great name and beautiful packaging. The product tastes great so it will sell itself, but they just did a great job with overall execution. I love that it’s made by two young women entrepreneurs. I will definitely remain a customer and supporter!
I can’t wait to try their other flavors! I think chocolate chip peanut butter or coffee almond butter is next on my list!
(Buff Bake sent me their almond butter to review. All opinions are mine. I genuinely like the product 🙂 ).