Healthy Date & Coconut Muffins
These muffins are deliciously coconutty and sweet with bananas and dates. They’re also grain and wheat free, refined sugar free, and dairy free - making them the perfect healthy treat! Makes 12 muffins
3 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
4 overripe bananas, mashed
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons of flaxseeds
2 tablespoons of honey
3/4 cup of almond meal
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons of ground dutch cinnamon
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 cup of coconut flour
1/2 cup of almonds, roughly chopped
1/2 cup of dates, roughly chopped
Preheat your oven to 175 °C fan-forced (195°C or 350 °F). Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil.
In a large mixing bowl add all the wet ingredients plus the spices and vanilla (including mashed banana) and mix well. Then add all the dry ingredients giving it a good mix until everything is thoroughly incorporated. Add in the chopped nuts and dates and fold them into the mixture.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin, sprinkle over some more desiccated coconut if you would like. Then bake the muffins in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a tester comes out clean and the muffins are golden on top. Please enjoy!