Thursday, October 30, 2014

|| Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Muffins ||

As many of you know I have been cursed with the dreaded Celiac Decease. It is a huge part of my life effecting me in so many ways other than just that I can't eat my favourite sub at Subway anymore, but that is another post for maybe another time. I have had Celiacs for over 5 years now so I feel pretty dang good at being able to tell you what gluten free foods suck and what ones are so delicious! I struggled for the first 3 years with finding things that I liked. At the time of my diagnosis being "gluten free" wasn't a fad and very little people knew what it was but fast forward to today and it's the new "it" diet! Couldn't be happier about this. Almost every restaurant I go to now has a gluten free menu or can at least tell me what foods are sans gluten. It is the bomb! One of the biggest struggles I found was finding good flour to use. I tried everything. It wasn't until my Aunt Cathy told me about Mama's Almond Blend All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour that my life was truly changed. (You must have xanthan gum also when cooking with this type of flour) It is the best gluten free flour I have ever used. It is awesome! I have been able to bake so many more treats and goodies that even Brett will eat! Which is a huge accomplishment because he refused to eat anything gluten free. He claims he has gluten only disorder. So I thought that I would try and post some gluten free recipes on here every once in awhile (cause I suck at blogging) that I have liked and that actually are Brett approved!

First up are these delicious GF Chocolate Bananas Muffins! {side note every time I spell bananas Gwen Stefani's voice pops into my head and then that song is stuck in my head for the rest of the day, but nobody is mad about it. Also I am not a huge banana fan but I LOVE these muffins. Weird I know.} They are so yummmmmy! We went home to Alberta a few months ago and Brett's mom made these and they smelled so good, which is surprising because I usually hate bananas as mentioned, but I couldn't eat them cause they were chalk full of gluten. So I had to watch Brett eat about 5 on our drive to the airport. Rude right? So when we got home he gave me the recipe that his mom used (thanks Robyn!) and I substituted the flour for Mama's Almond Blend All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour and presto a favourite GF treat was born. So here is the recipe!

|| GF Chocolate Banana Muffins ||

1/2 cup marg
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3 mashed bananas
1 tsp xanthan gum 
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 pkg mile chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Put margin, egg, and mashed bananas in a bowl and mix well. Then add the flour, baking soda, and sugar into same bowl and mix well. Add chocolate chips and mix. Pour batter into muffin tins (I used muffin cup liners to help with easy cleanup). Leave in for 23-25 mins. Take out let cool and then enjoy!