Saturday, August 18, 2012

Chocolate Banana Walnut Muffins

A beautiful treat made especially for a friend.
"If I could make you anything special, what would you like?" I asked a very good friend of mine- the one with the July 11th birthday would revealed last visit that he doesn't really eat blueberries. *sobs*
"I like bananas and walnuts," he replied. "Can you do a banana walnut bread or muffin?"
Since I replied a solid "yes" to his question, not even sure if I actually could whip up such a thing, knew I had to make this into an extra scrumptious dessert catered to his liking.
He's not one for sugary overload (like me!) so I kept this recipe light and simple.

Chocolate Banana Walnut Muffins Ingredients

1 1/2 cups flour (used buckwheat)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ripened bananas
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup crushed walnuts

Blend all dry ingredients together & a separate bowl combine mashed bananas, apple sauce, & vanilla.
Combine wet to the dry & then add vinegar & water.
Last but certainly not least- walnuts!
Fill up baking cups with awesomeness.
20-23 minutes later- voila- chocolate banana walnut muffins! Don't you just love these vintage inspired polka dot baking cups? Got them from Michael's for $2!
Topped one with blueberries & a lucky frozen strawberry.
It was over much too quickly.
Very, very delicious!!!
Moist, delicately balanced, and slightly crunchy from walnut bits, this light chocolate flavored banana muffin is not that overpoweringly kind of sugary that makes the teeth/gums tingle.
In fact, it's just terrific.
Also tastes so very fibrous if there's a such thing. 

Basket is packed for spreading some cheer. Hope he likes them!

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