Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Banana and almond meal muffins

Am I the only one who feels a frisson of excitement with fresh almond meal in the cupboard? On the weekend I had almond meal plus ripe bananas. I wondered if anyone had made almond meal muffins with banana? Of course they had!

Inside my pantry, there was no baking powder, so I decided to use 1 cup of self-raising flour and 1 cup of almond meal. We're not gluten-free in my home, so a combination of ingredients was fine. If you want gluten free, just use 2 cups almond meal and 2 teaspoons of baking powder.


1 cup almond meal
1 cup (fresh*) self-raising flour
1 teaspoon bicarb of soda (I didn't have baking powder
1/3 cup caster sugar
1 pinch of salt

2 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup macadamia nut oil
2 ripe bananas


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Use macadamia nut oil to grease a 12 medium muffin tin. Mix together dry ingredients well. Mix together wet ingredients. Add wet and dry ingredients and stir until combined. Dollop mixture into muffin tin evenly and cook for 20min at 180 degrees. Turn onto a cooling rack. I used a knife to help me free up the edges. I served them with a few slices of fresh banana and a sprinkle of almond meal.