Banana, Date + Walnut Protein Muffins

By: Lisa Niren

 

Gluten Free + Paleo Friendly.

Give these banana, date and walnut protein muffins a try. They are ridiculously easy to make and have no sugar in them, just using the dates to sweeten them and a drizzle of honey on top, as needed. These would be a great addition to your kids school lunch box or a warmed up afternoon tea snack! Put a dollop of almond butter or ricotta cheese on top for the protein and fat boostdelicious! Best of all, they taste amazing! Cant quite fathom how something this good can be so good for you!

 

Ingredients: 

2 cups almond meal

2 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract, 

1/2 tsp nutmeg 

1/4 tsp ground cloves, 

2-3 ripe bananas

1 cup dates, pitted and chopped

3 eggs 

(CAN OMIT EGGS ALL TOGETHER & USE CHIA SEEDS OR FLAX SEEDS AS A REPLACEMENT -- 1tbs chia seeds + 3tbs water per 1 egg. Grind up the chia seeds (you can use black chia as you wont see them in the muffin) and add the water to make a gooey paste).            

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted.

3/4 cup walnuts, chopped/crushed

pinch of sea salt

1 scoop of vanilla wafer T.R.U.T.H protein 

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven on bake to 325 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, T.R.UT.H, salt, cinnamon, gloves, nutmeg

    and vanilla extract.

3. In a food processor, combine dates, bananas, eggs and oil.

4. Add mixture from food processor to dry mixture in the large bowl and combine 

    thoroughly.

5. Fold in nuts.

6. Spoon mixture into paper lined muffin tins.

7. Top with chia seeds and banana slices

8. Bake for  25 minutes.