Recipes - to your health

Banana Nut Butter Muffins

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 4 very ripe bananas, cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 18-oz. jar cashew or almond butter
  • ¼ cup egg white protein powder (optional) – see Rorie Recommended
  • Optional chocolate chips, cacao nibs or crushed nuts to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 20-24 muffin tins with paper baking cups and set aside. In a food processor fitted with an S blade, beat egg whites until stiff, then slowly incorporate yolks. Add ripe bananas and mix well for at least 3 minutes until a creamy, fluffy batter forms. (The longer you mix the bananas with the eggs, the fluffier your muffins will be.) Add vanilla extract, baking soda, nut butter and egg white protein powder (if using) and mix well. Divide batter between prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle with toppings of choice. Bake for 20-23 minutes; do not overbake so that muffins stay moist.

I am very often asked if this recipe can be made with sunflower butter or peanut butter. It works with both, but sunflower butter turns the muffins green (!) and peanut butter gives it a very strong peanut butter flavor – you really have to love peanut butter to use it. Using cashew butter as opposed to almond butter adds sweetness and produces a lighter colored muffin. Check how many ounces your jar contains. If it is only a 16-oz. jar (common in kosher non-Jewish brands), you’ll need to add 2 more ounces.

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