Saturday, May 11, 2013

Banana Muffins with Almond Butter and Coconut Oil

Lets talk for a moment about brown sugar...

It's delicious. If you buy generic brown sugar its pretty much guaranteed to be GMO beet sugar. Pesticides, Highly processed and refined.

We use only 100% organic pure cane sugar for everything that needs sugar here at House Of J. Organic pure cane brown sugar is... EXPENSIVE 1 lb of brown sugar is $5.00 compared to regular super market sugar @ $1.75 per pound!! 

Another reason why it's so hard for many of us to keep a 100% GMO free and organic diet. It costs so much..

Well here is an amazing alternative to A. eating junk sugar or B. going broke

Make your own!

Buy your fabulous organic pure cane sugar and a jar of organic unsulpured molasses  The result is a more fluffy version of regular old brown sugar, and no worrying about it drying out or hardening. 

I will show you a great recipe where brown sugar is needed but instead I use this method!

Banana Muffins!

You need:

3 very ripe bananas (so ripe even that your hubby says, oh wow what are you going to make with those bananas, hint hint hint)

1 cup organic pure cane sugar
1 tablespoon organic molasses
1 egg
1.5 cup flour (make sure GM free/Organic)
1/2 cup almond butter (make sure it's not cut with canola or soy in any way) PURE almond butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt

preheat oven to 350

Combine bananas and sugar in the bowl of your mixer and beat until it forms a gooey paste. Add in the molasses and beat until completely incorporated then add in your egg.
Combine flour baking powder/soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. 

Using a large microwave safe measuring cup heat up your coconut oil for 20-30 seconds. Add in the almond butter (to the measuring cup) and stir until smooth. 

Take turns adding in dry ingredients and your oil/almond butter mixture until smooth.

Pour into a greased muffin pan or liners and bake for 18-20 minutes. I use the eco recycled liners, 75 liners for $1.75!

They are so moist and airy. Sweet enough for desert and perfect for breakfast :) 


  1. Those look like very tasty muffins! Thanks so much for sharing with us on our Wellness Wednesday link-up!

  2. So delicious. So soft. So tasty. Just loved it...