Recipe of the Day: Fig, Banana, and Walnut Muffins

Looking for a delicious on-the-go breakfast or snack that’s chockful of nutrients?
 
Inspired by Fruit Bliss, Emma from Better with Cake created a recipe for fig, banana, and walnut muffins that will put a smile on your face.
 
These grain-free, no added sugar muffins are a perfect combination of moist and crunchy, sweet and satisfying.  Plus, they contain a host of vitamins and minerals. You’ll get a burst of powerful anti-oxidants from the walnuts, satisfying dietary fiber from the figs, and vitamins C and B-6 from the bananas.
Delicious, easy, and healthy – what could be better than that?

Banana, Fig and Walnut Muffins

3 eggs

2 over-ripe bananas

1/4 cup Fruit Bliss figs, roughly chopped (Purchase here)

1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon maple syrup

1 Tablespoon of coconut oil, melted and cooled

1 Tablespoon of warm water

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

A pinch of salt

Optional but recommended for serving –

Vanilla almond butter

Walnuts – very roughly/finely chopped

Method –

1 – Preheat oven to 350’F – Line a mini muffin tray with paper cases and set aside.

2 – Place eggs, banana, vanilla, maple syrup, coconut oil and water into your food processor or blender and process until well combined.

3 – Add coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt and process again until well combined.

4 – Add Fruit Bliss figs and walnuts and stir to combine.

5 – Spoon the batter into your prepared muffin tray (I used approximately 1 heaping teaspoon for each muffin) and bake for 8-10 minutes until cooked through. The tops will be deliciously golden and should be firm, yet spring back a little when lightly pressed. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.
6 – Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To serve –

Dollop a heaping spoonful of almond butter on to the top of each muffin, sprinkle with some of your chopped walnuts and enjoy – yum!