I feel like a passed a few rites of passage as a Mama bear this weekend; we did water play on the deck in our bikinis (well baby bear started in her bikini… I now have a very cute nakie dancing photo that I’m saving for baby bear’s 21st), I got the answer to whether a bear poos in the woods (nope, they do it in their bath…) and we did our first baking together. And from these great milestones I learnt some pretty good lessons; I should invest in more water proof sunscreen, I should try and buy shares in ecostore cleaning products, but also that there is no point in using them to clean the kitchen floor just before doing baking…
Regardless of all of this the banana muffins we made together were a great hit with baby bear and Hubby bear 🙂
2 large bananas, the riper the better
110g almond flour
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 Cup sultanas
1/4 Cup chopped walnuts
Coconut oil for greasing the loaf tin
Pre-heat your oven to 180C and then either use some coconut oil to grease a 6 cup muffin tray or line with patty cases.
Place your peeled bananas into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an ‘S’ blade and pulse to mush up.
Add in the rest of your ingredients – now here are some optional extra steps, I don’t usually do these myself, but we went through them all yesterday and the muffins were great, so perhaps there’s something in them;
Take an extra Tablespoon of almond flour and tip it partly on the bench, but mostly on the floor.
Pick four of the sultanas out of the food processor, eat three of them and spit the fourth one on the floor, cry until you find it again, put it back in your mouth and then spit it out on the floor again because it’s covered in almond flour and you don’t like the texture, lick your apron.
Lick the honey on the spoon, let someone else put most of the honey from the spoon into the food processor, put the spoon under your apron to pretend that it’s disappeared, then pull it out and try and put the entire Tablespoon into your mouth to lick off any remaining honey traces you can find.
Once you’ve worked through that, pulse the food processor to mix everything until it’s just combined together.
Pour mixture into your muffin tray and bake for ~30 minutes or until browned and when you insert a skewer in the middle it comes out clean.
There are also some option extras for consumption as well; again these are totally up to you.
Take a few bites of your muffin, then break a little bit off and try pushing it up your nose.
Put the muffin down on your plate and lean forward to take the next few bites without picking it up in your hands.
Crumble some of your muffin off and drop it down in your lap, then get upset when you can’t find all the bits.
Push the entire remaining muffin into your mouth till you look like a chipmunk and spend the next minute or so trying to chew it enough to swallow without anything falling out of your mouth.