Published on August 20th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain12
Carbquik Banana Bread Muffins
What do you do when you are on a low-carb lifestyle and all around you friends are baking, and you’ve had one of those days? All you want is a little something sweet and chocolate.
And you know, I mean, you just know, that it would be alright if you had that. I almost caved.
I looked at my old recipe for banana bread.
You know. The one with all that flour, “but it’s got chocolate chips” that voice in my head whined.
Then I gave myself sort of a mental slap.
Oh, come on.. You have this baking mix. Carbquik. YOU can figure something out to bake with this.
And I did. AND I worried. Would the mix come out like dry biscuits? Would it even be edible – these Carbquik Banana Bread Muffins?
And they smelled nice, but not like banana bread baking- they smelled like….. biscuits?
I began to dread the moment they were done and I would taste them. UGH, I ruined them, and wasted my precious Carbquik (which is pricey and I had to order from Amazon – but we’re doing low carb living ya’ll)
They were cooling,, and the minions spidey-senses were working. They sauntered into the kitchen, oh, are they done, can I have one? They got to them before I did.
I was nervously waiting for a comment. YUM! These are good. I didn’t believe it. I had been working and finally got a chance to step away.
My turn. One bite and I was shocked. They were delicious.
The texture was amazing, but I couldn’t place why it seemed familiar. Then it hit me, they were like scones…delicate muffin scones.
They were moist, and chocolatey and lightly banana flavored, and chocolatey and tender, oh and chocolatey.
All was well.
But the second I was assured, I was thinking of ideas on how to expand on the recipe. Chocolate banana chocolate chip, blueberry, apple, cinnamon..
Here is what Carbquik looks like- if you are not familiar with it. Carbquik
2 mashed medium bananas
2 Tbsp. oil
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
2 cups carbquik
1 cup chocolate chips
mini chocolate chips for top of muffins
Mash banana in bowl with fork, mix in sugar, eggs, oil, salt, and vanilla. Add in carbquik and milk. Stir until just combined, add in chocolate chips and fold until combined. Use a scoop to add to well greased muffin tins, sprinkle tops with mini chips
Oven at 375 for about 20 minutes until golden. Makes about 18 muffins.
You could make this more diabetic friendly by substituting the sugar with Splenda, the milk with water, the oil with coconut oil. Sugar free chocolate chips, or remove them and add in your favorite chopped nut.
I am not a dietician and am learning about low-carb eating. These are my opinions and thoughts only.