|A beautiful treat made especially for a friend.|
"I like bananas and walnuts," he replied. "Can you do a banana walnut bread or muffin?"
Since I replied a solid "yes" to his question, not even sure if I actually could whip up such a thing, knew I had to make this into an extra scrumptious dessert catered to his liking.
He's not one for sugary overload (like me!) so I kept this recipe light and simple.
Chocolate Banana Walnut Muffins Ingredients
1 1/2 cups flour (used buckwheat)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ripened bananas
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
|Blend all dry ingredients together & a separate bowl combine mashed bananas, apple sauce, & vanilla.|
|Combine wet to the dry & then add vinegar & water.|
|Last but certainly not least- walnuts!|
|Fill up baking cups with awesomeness.|
|20-23 minutes later- voila- chocolate banana walnut muffins! Don't you just love these vintage inspired polka dot baking cups? Got them from Michael's for $2!|
|Topped one with blueberries & a lucky frozen strawberry.|
|It was over much too quickly.|
Moist, delicately balanced, and slightly crunchy from walnut bits, this light chocolate flavored banana muffin is not that overpoweringly kind of sugary that makes the teeth/gums tingle.
In fact, it's just terrific.
Also tastes so very fibrous if there's a such thing.
|Basket is packed for spreading some cheer. Hope he likes them!|