Almond Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

What's the deal, universe?

When I finished school, I applied for a bunch of PhD programs.  Didn't happen.

The next year I did it again.  Didn't happen.

I moved to Oregon, applied for a bunch of jobs.  Didn't happen.

I know what you're thinking...

"Maybe you're just incompetent."

But NO!  No, no it isn't that.

It isn't, right?

Because now that I'm finally content, a hap-hap-happy stay-at-home mom I feel like all my dreams are coming true.

Dream jobs left and right are opening up.

I don't know where I'll end up.  I'm pretty content where I am at.  But isn't it funny.  Two years ago I was so anxious for any opportunity.  It only happens when you aren't expecting it, right?

What now, universe?  What now?

Banana Almond Butter and Chocolate Chip Muffins (adapted from Cheeky Kitchen)
This recipe is almost vegan!  And can be made so with a simple egg substitute, like 1/2 c garbanzo beans blended with 1/4 c soy milk)

1 very ripe banana
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons soy milk
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer, beat together the banana, eggs, melted coconut oil, and brown sugar until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, then spoon into muffin tins lined with cupcake wrappers. Each wrapper should be about 2/3 full. Bake for 16-20 minutes, or just until the top of the muffins spring back when touched lightly. Remove and serve!


jeannesioux said...

Glad to learn about the egg substitute! Muffins are so nice....not as sugary as cookies, but yes, that touch of sweetness that is so important at times.

anne said...

Choose the one that will make you happy ! ;) And don't forget to check the take-home pay ! lol

Come to think of it , you can sell these delicious and healthy muffins to your workplace ! :D

Katie Davis Henderson: Editor and Writer said...


Hey should I come do a PhD in Oregon in a couple years? Will you guys still be there?

a. maren said...

kate you break my heart with questions like this of COURSE you should come to oregon! everybody should. will we still be here? remains to be seen....please at some time come and live in the same place as me.