Apparently it's been a REALLY long time since I've made muffins that haven't tasted like sawdust. Thanks for the kind words Farmer.
I've been kind of intrigued by the idea of grain free baking since trying out a vegetarian version of the whole 30 . If you're interested the Whole 30 is all about eating real food and putting an end to sugar cravings (says the one who has on occasion eaten brown sugar out of the jar with a spoon).
During a hunt for Whole 30 recipes I came across Today's Letters and a recipe for grain free banana muffins. My version of these muffins is a little less ambitious (I didn't make my own nut butter) but likely equally delicious.
Who knew the trick to sawdust free muffins was to leave out the flour & add copious amounts of almond butter?
Almond Butter Banana Muffins
(Makes 11-12 muffins)
3 VERY ripe bananas (mine were in the freezer)
1 cup ground almonds/almond meal (bulk barn)
3/4 cup almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375.
Grease silicone muffin cups.
Combine almond butter & vanilla. Add beaten eggs, ground almonds, baking soda & baking powder, vanilla bean paste, cinnamon & salt.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Do not eat in one sitting or consider sharing with a friend (but not one that compares your baking to cardboard, sawdust, etc.)