Banana Breakfast Muffins

Hey guys! I know I’ve been nonexistent for a few months but I’m back with the plan to blog every week from now through summer – we’ll see how that goes! You can sign up to email notifications to make sure you never miss a post!! Thought i’d kick this month off with some yummy muffins for all…

If you’re looking for an afternoon pick me up or something to treat yourself with after a tough workout these vegan, banana and dark chocolate muffins are just the thing.

Makes 12      Cooking time 25 minutes       Vegan

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Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • ½ cup of plant milk of your choice (almond is my go to)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 70 grams of dark chocolate

For decoration

  • Thick peanut butter
  • Cacao chips

Method

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  1. Pre heat the oven to 180’ c
  2. In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon
  3. In a medium bowl mash up the bananas and mix together with the plant milk and vanilla extract
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry
  5. Add the crushed dark chocolate and mix them into the batter
  6. Fill up the cake cases and cook for 22-26 minutes
  7. Allow the muffins to cool and top with a teaspoon of peanut butter and a sprinkle of cacao chips

I have calculated the macros below for you all – the breakdown of protein, carbohydrate and fat per muffin! If any of you give this recipe a try let me know what you think in the comments!

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Macros per Muffin:

Calories: 172 calories

Protein: 2.5 grams

Fat: 6 grams

Carbohydrate: 27 grams

Thanks for reading! Peace out guys!

Avocado Choc Chip Cookies

Here is a very special new recipe for you guys to try out and I highly recommend giving it go because these cookies are amazing! When making these I had a few issues especially with the recipe being in cups because I forgot that cups to grams conversion is dependent on the substance (why you gotta be like that America?). Also, these cookies don’t melt out like regular cookies so when I say flatten, make them as flat as you want your cookies to turn out. On a positive: these are VEGAN and I have included the macros below!

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

2/3 cup of cocoa powder

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup of mashed avocado

1/4 cup of granulated sugar

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/3 cup of almond milk

1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips (I used Sainsbury’s free from chocolate buttons)

 

Method

  1. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and pre-heat the oven to 180’c
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder in a bowl
  3. In a separate bowl beat together the coconut oil, avocado, granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy and then add the vanilla extract
  4. Fold in half of the flour mix, add the almond milk and then fold the remaining flour mix followed by the chocolate chips
  5. Roll the cookie dough into tablespoon balls and flatten them out on the baking tray about two inches apart
  6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, once finished leave to cool and move to a cooling rack

Macros

Per cookie

Calories: 142 kcal

Carbohydrates: 23 grams

Fat: 8.2 grams

Protein: 3 grams

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IMG_2346I really hope you all give these a go they are so yummy! If you do, let me know what you think in the comments!

Peace out guys x

Cocoa-Nana Bread

Hey guys! Another food post is coming your way! I decided to do something a little different with this recipe by including the macros (carbohydrate, protein and fat contents) and energy contents per portion. A lot of recipes you find online or even in cook books don’t include these so I thought would be helpful for anyone into fitness or who is tracking macros.

This recipe is vegan and provides 8 servings!

Ingredients:

Spelt Flour – 310 grams

Cocoa Powder – 30 grams

Baking Powder – 2 teaspoons

Ground Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon

Maple Syrup – 180 ml

Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk – 125 ml

Coconut Oil – 80 ml (normal oil can be used if you’re not a fan of coconut)

Mashed Ripe Banana – x3

Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon

Hot Water – 2 tablespoons

 

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180’c and line a loaf tin with baking paper let the paper hang the over the sides of the tin for easy removal
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon and baking powder in a bowl
  3. Create a well in the middle and add the maple syrup, almond milk, oil, water and vanilla extract into the well
  4. Stir in the mashed banana and pour the mixture into the tin
  5. Bake for 45 minutes

 

Nutrition:

per slice / 1/8 of the cake

344 calories

56.63 grams of carbohydrate

6.12 grams of protein

11.24 grams of fat

Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments what you though of this recipe as I’m planning on doing lots of more these types of posts!

Peace out guys x