Quick and Easy Gluten Free Banana Blueberry Muffins
We took a trip to Maine this past weekend and had a wonderful time. I cannot say the same thing for the three bananas that accompanied us on the trip. I often take along healthy snacks when we travel to try to curb some of the splurging food buys that tends to happen when on vacation. Among our snacks were dried cherries, string cheese, mixed nuts, and three bananas. The poor bananas wound up at the bottom of the cooler where they were tossed around and basically smashed by the time we made it home.
So, what do you do with smashed black bananas? Make muffins. I love the way tart blueberries compliment the sweet creamy flavor of bananas in any kind of bread, muffin or cookie. A little crunch never hurt anyone so of course I threw together a little oat crumble to go on top. This is a very easy recipe with just a few wholesome ingredients that combine to make one heck of a muffin!
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas
2 cups Mama’s Almond Blend flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 1/2 cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries
2 packets of maple brown sugar oatmeal
2 tablespoons butter softened
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup Mama’s Almond Blend flour
In a medium bowl, combine the first five ingredients and mix until well combined. I like the bananas a bit chunky but that is up to you how much to mash them in.
Next mix in the rest of the ingredients minus the blueberries. Once fully incorporated, then gently fold in the blueberries.
Spray your muffin pans with non-stick cooking oil and then ladle in the muffin batter until each cup is 3/4 full.
In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the topping, using your hand to work in the softened butter until the topping comes together into pea size crumbs. Top each muffin cup with a tablespoon or so of the topping and then place your muffins in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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