Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Mini Muffins – gluten free AND delicious!!!

banana peanutbutter chocolate chip mini muffinsBanana

Chocolate Chip

Peanut Butter

Mini Muffins!!

If you haven’t tried these, tonight is the perfect time to give them a try.

Warm gooey chocolately goodness on a cold snowy night… perfect!

Ingredients:
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 large egg
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (some will get mixed into batter, some to sprinkle on top)

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Spray  mini-muffin tin with non-stick spray (usually enough batter for almost 24 muffins)
2. Place banana, egg, peanut butter, honey, vanilla, baking soda and salt in blender (I LOVE my Vitamix for recipes like this!) Blend until smooth and uniform in color.  Pour batter into bowl or glass measuring cup (I use a large glass measuring cup as it is much easier to pour batter into muffin tins.)
3. Stir in the chocolate chips but save some of the mini chocolate chips for topping the muffins.
4. Pour tablespoonfuls of the batter into the mini-muffin tins.  Sprinkle a few chocolate chips onto each muffin.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes, or until the muffins are brown around the edges and if you stick the middle of a muffin with a toothpick, no crumbs cling to the toothpick.  My oven actually takes 10 minutes but most recipes on-line say 7-9 so just keep an eye on them.  Let them cool a bit, then pop them out of the tins and enjoy!!

Makes 24 mini-muffins

(Looking for a new kitchen to create these muffins in?  Let me know, we have some gorgeous custom single family homes and townhomes with amazing kitchens in Attleboro!!  I love to show them off and get ideas from new buyers!)

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New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner!)
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Black Bean Brownies – yuck to yum!

Black Bean Brownies

 Listen, I thought the same thing – YUCK –  but my curiosity took over so we gave this recipe a whirl.  My opinion quickly shifted from yuck to YUM! 

Black Bean Brownies
These aren’t the ooey gooey brownies that I love so much, but they definitely satisfy a chocolate craving.
One little square with a cup of steam black decaf coffee or a small glass of red wine at the end of the day… life just seems right again.

 

Ingredients:
1 14 oz can of black beans, rinsed
2 large eggs
½ c. cocoa powder
¾ c. sugar
½ tsp. oil
1 Tbsp. almond milk (or can be dairy)
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. fresh ground coffee (grind coffee beans in a grinder or use instant coffee)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (divided)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.

Combine all of the ingredients except chocolate chips in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  (At this point, I was smelling black beans and chocolate so was still skeptical.  Just wait, though, once they bake you too will be a believer!)

Fold in half of the chocolate chips.

Pour into the 9×9 pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

Mine came out a very cakey but with a very moist consistency and actually rose to about an inch thick.Black Bean Brownies

Go on… you know you are curious…
give it a try!!

 

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jen McMorran, Realtor
508-930-5259
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

Kensington - Jen McMorran

real estate for real people.

First Time Home Buyers ~ New Construction Specialist ~ Antique Homes ~
Exhisting Home Sales ~ Condominiums/Townhouses