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Sunday, October 21, 2018

No Sugar Banana Beet Muffins

So, no sugar added here. Simply sweetened with dates and the sweetness of the bananas.


1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup water

3/4 cup flour (oat flour or all purpose)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
2 tbsps hemp hearts (optional)

2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 small beets, roasted peeled and shredded
2 ripe bananas, mashed

Start by boiling the dates in water then simmering for 2 or 3 minutes until a paste forms.

Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside.

Beat the eggs, vanilla, beets and banana together then add the date paste.

I had previously tried using egg whites instead of eggs but the muffins stuck to the muffin papers. Nice texture though. If you want to try that I used 1/2 cup of egg whites in place of the whole eggs. Maybe skip the papers and greasing the tin would work.

Mix the dry ingredients with the wet until just combined and fill muffin papers.

Top with a slice of not-overly ripe banana and bake at 375F for 30-35 minutes. NOTE: The slice of banana on top only looks good for the first day then it tends to get a little yucky looking so only top the ones you'll eat on the same day.

Makes 12 medium muffins

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