Banana Apple Muffins

Oh, these Banana Apple Muffins are too good not to share!  As you may know, my four year old daughter is gluten-free and is also going through that stage where one day she loves a certain food and the next day she hates it.  You, momma’s know what I’m talking about!  For instances, last week I made a Mexican casserole for dinner one night.  She ate two large helpings and loved it!  So, naturally the next day, I serve the leftovers to her for lunch.  What did she do??  Spit it out and refused to eat it!  The exact same food, she loved the night before!!  Life with a four year old is grand!

Well, I am always trying new recipes that are gluten-free and low in sugar in hopes that she will like them, at least for one day.  So, I set out to make these Banana Apple Muffins for her but having been eating them myself, as well!  They are so light and delicious and there is no guilt.  These suckers are even 21 Day Fix approved!  1 Purple and 1 Blue

Banana Apple Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 Large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 medium bananas)
  • 1 Tbsp organic grass fed butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda, gluten free
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple (about 3/4 medium apple)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Prepare nine muffins cups by lining with muffin tin liners or coating with spray.
  3. Combine eggs, banana, and butter in a medium bowl; mix well.  Set aside.
  4. Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well.
  5. Add almond meal mixture to egg mixture; mix until blended.
  6. Add apple;  mix until just blended.
  7. Divide batter evenly between prepared muffins cups..
  8. Bake 16-18 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Transfer muffins to rack; cool.

Container equivalents per serving (1 muffin)- 1 Purple 1 Blue

Egg Muffins

Mornings are so busy with 3 kids!  Each one has to catch a bus or carpool at a different time, plus I have to get my workout in before the youngest wakes up.  I can’t skip breakfast and I want something healthy so I meal prep!  This week I’m adding an extra protein to my eating plan so these egg muffins are perfect!  I can make them ahead of time and toss them in the microwave to warm them up when I’m ready.  I’ve got my veggies and protein in one!  Perfect!  The other nice thing about these egg muffins, is that you can add your favorite veggies or you could even add some cooked sausage, turkey bacon, different cheese- make them your own!

egg muffins

Egg Muffins

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • Seasoning of your choice ( I use southwestern seasoning)
  • Mix ins such as vegetables and cheese ( I used red peppers, spinach and mushrooms)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 egg muffins 2
  2. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray
  3. Add eggs, milk, and desired seasoning into bowl and whisk
  4. Add desired mix ins and pour egg mixture into muffin pan, about 3/4 full
  5. Put in oven, setting the timer for 10 minutes
  6. Aftere 10 minutes rotate the muffin pan 180 degrees and set the timer for another 10 minutesegg muffins 3
  7. After a total of 20 minutes, remove the muffin pan from the oven
  8. Immediately remove muffins from muffin pan using a spoon to help scoop them out

Can be stored in refrigerator for later.  Reheat in microwave for 40 seconds.  Enjoy!