I am not a person who is against sugar or treats. I try to feed my boys a healthy diet, but they do go through their food phases. Sometimes frozen chicken nuggets is the “food” of the week, as long as they eat their veggies with it!
I have been experimenting with good brain food that is tasty to the boys while sneaking in some healthy ingredients. After a few unsuccessful batches I came up with this recipe:
Sneaky Choco Banana Muffins
3 Frozen Bananas thawed & mashed
4 TBSP. oil (coconut, canola)
1/2 Cup apple Juice
2 Tsp. vanilla
1 Cup Brown Sugar
3TBSP. cocoa powder
1/2 Cup finely ground flax seeds
1/2 Cup finely ground hemp hearts
1/2 Cup finely ground wheat germ
1 1/2 Tsp. baking soda
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 Tsp. salt
1 1/4 Cup whole wheat flour
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup dried fruit (raisins, cherries, blueberries, goji berries)
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Lightly oil muffin tins. mix wet ingredients together in one bowl. Mix dry ingredients together in another bowl. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix together. Scoop mix into tins (3/4 full). Bake for 15-20 minutes. The oil keeps the muffins moist and the hemp & flax give the muffins a nice nutty flavour.
Let me know if you like the recipe.
That is what winter is for. Practising new ideas so summer can be fun!