Blender muffins?! Yes it is a thing and I’m going to break it down for you right here right now, let’s do this!
Did you know that muffins can be entirely made in your blender or better yet, your food processor?! Life hack right there you guys!
These chocolate chip beauties are gluten free, dairy free and vegan (if you choose to use the maple syrup instead of the honey, your choice!), how good is that?! Guilt free muffins have officially arrived and I’m not complaining and neither are you!
If you’re a health freak like myself, which is just completely normal for me now, so calling myself a freak, I take that back. What I’m getting at is that if you’re a health conscious individual, you will probably already have most, if not all, of these ingredients in your pantry/refrigerator already, yay! But seriously, can we take a moment to appreciate how EASY and SIMPLE blender muffins are? Even if you’re new to them, if you’re, welcome, come join us! blender or processor muffins are taking over the traditional muffin making ways, at least I think so in the foreseeable future!
What’s great about these chocolate chip muffins and blender muffins in general is that you can adapt the recipe or create your own to whatever flavour you prefer or desire. This recipe can easily be made into banana oat muffins by just omitting the cacao powder and chocolate chips. Replace the cacao powder with more oats! Simple as that people, just as long as you have that muffin batter consistency, you’re already winning at these babies!
How has your weekend been now we have covered these glorious muffins that I hope you will be making today or during this week? Mine has been good! We have all been munching on these chocolate chip muffins amongst our other activities. Yesterday my Mum, Dad, Brother and myself went to the movies to see Hidden Figures and it was fantastic! Have you seen it? I highly recommend it if you haven’t. I cannot believe it did’t win at the Oscars, how rude! My Dad has also helped me making a few more food photography boards, gosh he is wonderful! I love getting crafty and DIY, you actually get want you want and for a cheaper price at that!
I hope you all have a fabulous week ahead and be sure to give this yummy, chocolatey, gluten free blender muffins a go. If you have little ones, they can even join in on the fun and help you out! Kid-friendly, that’s for sure! Enjoy!
- 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 2 medium-large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds
- 2 flax eggs - 2 Tbsp ground flax + 4 Tbsp filtered water
- ½ cup almond butter
- ⅓ cup cacao powder
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºF) and line a 12-hole muffin pan with muffin liners, set aside.
- Make flax egg by mixing together the ground flax and water and letting it sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
- Add all ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, into a large high speed food blender or food processor. Add in flax egg once thickened.
- Blend on high until all ingredients are well combined and smooth. You want the oats to be completely broken up. This can take anywhere between 10-20 sec.
- Pour in chocolate chips, pulse until just combined. Or pour batter into a mixing bowl and stir through the chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter evenly amongst liners, filling each ¾ of the way up. I used 1 full regular sized cookie scoop for each muffin.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean and small cracks have appeared on top of each muffin.
- Cool in pan for 5 minutes.
- Remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
If you have a blender, the cup may still be too small to hold all of the ingredients. I used my food processor to make these. If you have something such as a large Vitamix, that will work.