GF Banana, Fig and Walnut Muffins with Salted Caramel Shots

Gluten and dairy free and naturally sweetened, these muffins are sure to be a crowd pleaser for all! Muffins with Salted caramel shots are all the rage right now, these are optional of course, and my healthy whole food version is to die for ;)

Muffin Ingredients: 11868620_10206168731930318_201910401_n

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup, or preferred sweetener
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp gluten and aluminium free baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried figs or dates

Walnut Crumble: 11855349_10206168731730313_819000990_n

  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup, or preferred sweetener
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • sprinkle cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, optional

Optional Salted Caramel Shots 

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • dash of pure vanilla  11857551_10206168729130248_270495832_n
  • good pinch of Pink Murray river salt crystals, to taste
  • Splash of water, if needed to caramel consistency
  • 9x 12ml syringes

Garnish with fresh figs, also optional

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 160C
  • Place banana, eggs, oil, vanilla, sweetener, cinnamon and baking powder in a blender and blend until smooth. Mix together with dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Spoon into a muffin tray lined with muffin cases. 11823914_10206169233582859_1869827917_n
  • To make the crumble rub the ingredients together between your fingers for a crumble topping. Sprinkle over each muffin before going into the oven..
  • Place into the oven and set the timer for 20 minutes. Check with a skewer, and continue cooking if needed until it comes out clean- they will take 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven. Take care not to burn the topping.
  • Meanwhile blend or process the caramel until smooth, and fill syringes. These are available at the pharmacy.
  • Once muffins are cool garnish with shots and fresh figs.

Suggestions: 11846130_10206170773341352_1574774318_n

Fresh or frozen berries or your favourite dried fruit or nuts are great additions to this recipe.

For healthy non stick pans go to www.neoflam.com.au 

Makes 9 large muffins

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