Well, the waiting game is on. The due date has come and gone, and babe is still snug as a bug in my tummy.
I’m working hard to fill my time. For the next week, our schedule is pretty much cleared, so every day is a question of “What will I do with myself today?” Today, I listened to my wise sissy and did some baking. These muffins are a bit too yummy to store all of them for post-baby breakfasts, so I might just need to bake some more tomorrow and freeze those!
I adapted this recipe for a bit healthier and heartier version of a muffin that everyone loves. You can’t find too many people who don’t enjoy bananas and peanut butter. Put those flavors in a muffin and you’ve got some happy eaters!
In this recipe I used spelt flour instead of all-purpose flour. My friend Tina of Voeden was the first person who I heard of spelt flour from, and I love it. Spelt is related to wheat, and it bakes pretty similarly, so it is very easy to substitute in recipes. However, spelt contains a lot more nutrients and is much easier on the digestive system.
I also traded out the brown sugar for honey – an easy 1-to-1 swap. Plus getting local honey into my treats gives me the sweet I love but also the added benefits of local honey: more nutrients and immune system boosters.
Nut Butter Banana Muffins
adapted from: food.com
2 cups spelt flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup nut butter (I used peanut butter this time, but almond butter would be perfect too)
3/4 milk (any kind will do)
2 T coconut oil, melted
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and then bring it down to 375 degrees (this will help the muffins get that nice, rounded top).
- Grease a muffin tin.
- Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
- Whisk bananas, eggs, honey, nut butter, milk, and coconut oil in a medium bowl until well-combined.
- Fold the dry mixture into the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
- Fill your muffin tins almost to the top.
- Bake your muffins in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.