eliminate as much sugar as possible with wholesome treats.
Banana Muffins sweetened with Datesadapted from Best Ever Banana Muffins (Muffin Mania)
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup date puree (see instructions below)
1/3 cup coconut oil melted (or butter)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup spelt flour
2 Tbsp ground flax
1/4 cup walnut halves (optional)
To make date puree: combine 1 cup of dates, 1 cup of water and 1/2 tsp vanilla in a medium pot. Bring to a boil and then cook on low heat for about 20min, until most of the water has evaporated. Cool and then pulse in blender or food processor. Reserve and measure out 3/4 cup for recipe.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl combine mashed banana, date puree and egg. Add melted coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
In a small bowl combine dry ingredients and then add to wet. Stir until just combined. Scoop into muffin liners and top with walnut halves if using. Bake 20 min and cool before eating.