One of my first memories is of my mama’s banana walnut chocolate chip muffins. We were living in our first house in Vermont, so I was under the age of 5, and I remember sitting on the counter in the kitchen while she baked.
In case you didn’t know, I’m mildly obsessed with muffins, and Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut muffins are my absolute favorite.
I recently saw a banana muffin post on Eat Live Run that reminded me of my lost love. I decided to make some more Paleo-ish muffins to satisfy my craving.
Paleo-ish Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 1/4 cups almond meal
2 ripe bananas
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp butter (or coconut oil)
splash of vanilla extract
1 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped
In the spirit of Everyday Paleo, I used Omega 3 eggs– Sarah always seems to use these when making her paleo baked goods.
and added the eggs, softened butter and vanilla. You could use coconut oil for this recipe too. I would have, but I was fresh out…and I wasn’t going to let a little thing like lack of coconut oil stand between me and some delicious muffins.
Honestly, these muffins were probably the best I’ve ever made. They quickly reminded me of why I don’t make Paleo Baked Goods very often. Why? Oh, because I tend to eat them all in less than 24 hours. Paleo muffins also awaken the carb monster in me– meaning I want to eat every sweet thing in sight.
These muffins are awesome. My muffin craving has been satisfied and probably will be for weeks to come.
What’s Your Favorite Paleo or non-Paleo baked good?