These cute little mini muffins are a great treat for the little ones. They are easy to make, are GAPS compliant and kids love them. They are also great snacks and lunch box fillers. What more can you ask for.
Banana Cake or Mini Muffins
These delicious treats are suitable from Stage 6 on wards.
15 Minutes (cake) or 15 Minutes for Mini Muffins
Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius
Separate whites from eggs and beat until fluffy, then beat the egg yolks separately
Add honey, vanilla extract and softened coconut oil to a mixing bowl and beat well whilst gradually adding both egg mixtures and almond flour.
Mix in mashed bananas and desiccated coconut and pour into mini muffin papers or a loaf tin lined with baking paper.
Mini muffins will take approximately 15 minutes to cook. Keep an eye on them as almond flour is easy to burn (Don’t cook them in too high temperatures). Regular sized muffins will take a little longer with approximately 25 minutes.
Alternatively you may wish to cook a banana loaf which will require 45 – 5o minutes cooking time. Be sure to line your loaf tin with baking paper so that you can easily remove your cake as soon as it is done as this will keep the outside colour golden. You may also consider adding walnuts to the mixture.
Whip both honey and peanut butter together. This will set nicely in the fridge like regular hard icing. You can also use a piping bag to make rosettes. Make sure you have given the muffins enough time to cook before applying the icing.
Garnish with dried bananas or walnuts on top if you wish.
Clinical Notes As with all stages of the GAPS diet, baked goods should only make up a small percentage of the diet and that the focus should be on healing nourishing foods, broths and juices.