chunky monkey muffins

Authorali
DifficultyBeginner

Description:
Kids love muffins. And what kid can resist a chocolate muffin? The key is to use ingredients that aren’t full of sugar and fat like a lot of muffins you can buy. These muffins have delicious ingredients that are familiar to kids, while also providing them with good nut. So what makes these muffins healthier than normal? Well, using coconut flour, bananas, coconut oil and dark chocolate chips! Lets talk for a minute about the health benefits of these ingredients for your kids.
Chunky monkey muffins
Banana muffins topped with chocolate chips and walnuts. These muffins are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly! So what makes these muffins healthier than normal? Well, using coconut flour, bananas, coconut oil and dark chocolate chips! Lets talk for a minute about the health benefits of these ingredients for your kids.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time6 minsCook Time14 minsTotal Time20 mins
 2 ripe bananas
 One cup Piarom dates, pitted
 ½ cup almond butter
 ½ cup coconut flour
 ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
 ¼ cup palm shortening
 2 tbsp cocoa powder
 2 tsp baking soda
 1 tbsp vanilla extract
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ cup dark chocolate chips
 ½ cup chopped walnuts
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

2

Puree bananas and dates in a food processor until smooth. Add almond butter, coconut flour, coconut oil, palm shortening, cocoa powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt. Pulse to make a thick batter, scraping sides to fully incorporate ingredients.

3

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full. Toss chocolate chips and walnuts together in a small bowl, then sprinkle on top of each muffin, pressing them gently into tops.

4

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 16 to 18 minutes.

Ingredients

 2 ripe bananas
 One cup Piarom dates, pitted
 ½ cup almond butter
 ½ cup coconut flour
 ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
 ¼ cup palm shortening
 2 tbsp cocoa powder
 2 tsp baking soda
 1 tbsp vanilla extract
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ cup dark chocolate chips
 ½ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

2

Puree bananas and dates in a food processor until smooth. Add almond butter, coconut flour, coconut oil, palm shortening, cocoa powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt. Pulse to make a thick batter, scraping sides to fully incorporate ingredients.

3

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full. Toss chocolate chips and walnuts together in a small bowl, then sprinkle on top of each muffin, pressing them gently into tops.

4

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 16 to 18 minutes.

chunky monkey muffins

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