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Nut-free dark chocolate and banana muffins


Here’s another winner with the kids … I tested them in the lunchbox today and by the look of my daughter’s chocolate-smeared grin when I picked her up from kindy this afternoon, these get the kid tick of approval!

I find it so helpful to bake up a double mixture of these and stock the freezer – it makes that morning rush so much easier and you look like a pro if anyone “drops in” for morning tea.  Use really good quality dark chocolate (at least 70%) to maximise nutrition and you could even hide some chia seeds or maca powder in these without affecting the taste.

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Dark Chocolate and Banana Muffins


4 medium over-ripe bananas (the riper they are the sweeter they are)
3 large free-range eggs
1/3 cup (60gms for Thermomixers) macadamia oil
1/4 cup (50gms) coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups (340gms) flour (I used Imported T65 french flour)
2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch good quality sea salt
100gms dark chocolate, finely chopped (or grated on speed 8 for 4 seconds in the TM)

Method – makes 12-15

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees fan forced.  Line your muffin trays with paper cases.

If you’re using a Thermomix, mix your bananas, eggs, oil and vanilla on speed 5 for 5 seconds to combine.

Non-thermomix users – mash your banana and stir in all other wet ingredients to combine.

Add remaining dry ingredients, reserving a third of the grated chocolate, and combine at speed 3, reverse for 10 seconds. Use your arm muscles and a spoon if you don’t have a TM.

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases, half filling them and finish by sprinkling the dark chocolate over the top.  Bake for 30 minutes and cool on a wire rack.  Eat fresh or freeze for lunchboxes.

With grace and gusto




Author: graceandgusto

I'm 34, an Australian mum of 3 kids under 7 (currently living in the South of France) and I love design, cooking, my family (not in that order) and learning new things ...

2 thoughts on “Nut-free dark chocolate and banana muffins

  1. Reblogged this on traviskitchen and commented:
    Banana muffins are Heaven


  2. Pingback: 20 Kids Lunchbox Ideas | The Modern Farmer's Wife

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