The San Juan Islands are always beautiful and amazing. Cell phone reception is spotty and terrible, which is wonderful! No work emails, voicemails, etc. But the San Juan Islands during the tourist off season are magical. It’s so quiet. Sometimes the only sound is your breathing. Hiking Mt. Constitution on Orcas Island is a favorite activity of ours when we visit. It’s even better when it’s cold as the view is spectacular and there aren’t many others as crazy as you to hike the mountain in the cold, so it’s pretty much just you up there. It’s spectacular.
As our Christmas and anniversary gifts to each other, the husband and I went to the San Juan Islands without the girls last week. Since it was a holiday week and the off season, and in an effort to eat well, I packed a cooler full of food to bring with us. I had some bananas and thought about making banana bread, but banana breakfast muffins seemed like a better idea since they would be more portable.
I didn’t have a recipe to follow, I just winged it. To the banana muffin batter I added almond butter and coffee to make them breakfast on the go muffins. The response on Instagram and requests for the recipe were positive, so for the first post of 2015 I’m giving you the Banana Breakfast Muffins recipe!
Below the photos from our trip is the recipe. Enjoy!
Serves: 12 Muffins
- 4 Bananas
- ½ cup Almond Butter, salt free
- 1 cup strong Coffee
- 2 Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- ⅓ cup melted cooking fat, such as coconut oil or ghee
- ½ cup Coconut Flour
- ½ cup Tapioca Starch (or tapioca flour)
- 1 teaspoon Double-Acting Aluminum Free Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 tablespoon ground Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground Ginger
- Optional: ½ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- Pre-heat oven to 375°
- Line muffin tin with 12 liners.
- Mash bananas in a mixing bowl.
- Combine almond butter, coffee, eggs, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and cooking fat in a large mixing bowl with bananas.
- In a separate bowl mix coconut flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, kosher salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and optional xanthan gum together until well combined.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Batter will be sticky.
- Fill muffin liners ¾ full.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until cooked all the way through, toothpick will come out clean when cooked through.