Clean Banana Nut Muffins
JenniferM | On 26, May 2012
You know how sometimes you have a crazy idea and the end result is exactly what you wanted to happen? That happens very rarely to me, so when it does happen, I am thrilled!
Today it’s 88 degrees here in the Mountain State. Last year our central air went on the fritz and while we do have air conditioning, my husband hasn’t yet had time to get it ready (although it’s at the top of his list). Needless to say, it’s extremely hot in here right now and definitely not the time to even think about having the oven on…but that’s exactly what I decided to do…bake!
We started out this morning outside because my husband has a barn to build and I have a fence to paint, but since he was working on not having any sleep for 24 hours (he just got home this morning from working midnight shift) and the sun was blazing, we decided to take a break for a while so he could eat and rest, and once it cools down, we’ll continue working outside this evening. In the meantime, I had a hankering for some banana nut something, whether it’d be bread or muffins, I wasn’t sure. I finally decided on muffins and I’m so glad I was crazy enough to turn the oven on, on a day like today, because these muffins are awesome!
I made two batches, one with walnuts and one with pecans, so you can swap out the walnuts in the recipe below for an equal amount of pecans. For the coconut oil, I use Tropical Traditions brand and I leave it on one of my counters, so it’s in a semi-solid state. If you refrigerate your coconut oil and it’s a solid, just let it come to room temperature before using in this recipe.