Sunday, February 10, 2019

Plantain Chai Muffins (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

These muffins do not contain egg, dairy or gluten.

These plantain chai muffins are such a delight.  The plantains and the natural chai flavor in the protein powder form a perfect symbiosis.  They work great as a snack.  I made this batch last weekend and enjoyed them throughout the week.  I'm just getting around to sharing this recipe with you-  some weeks do get really busy around here!

I love the convenience of these muffins because you can pretty much get them ready in your blender.  The plantains are from Trader Joe's and they come frozen.  You just have to remember to take them out the night before you plan to use them.  Easier said than done when you have Littles and a full-time job.  I've purchased quite a few bags of these and I love the consistency in quality.  

Here are the details you need if you want to bake a batch at home:


1 bag of Trader Joe's frozen plantains
1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill coconut flour
2 scoops Bob's Red Mill chai protein powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 flax egg (2 tbsp ground flax seed + 6 tbsp water)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Preheat the oven to 350F and grease the bottom of your muffin tray.  Prepare your flax egg.  Mix 2 tbsp of ground flax seed and 6 tbsp of water.  Allow to sit for 10 min.  Puree the plantains in a blender until they reach a smooth consistency.  Add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix well.  In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients together and mix well. Fill the muffin tins about 3/4 of the way up.  This mix is enough for 9 muffins.  Bake the muffins at 350F for 25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.  Allow the muffins to cool on a rack.  Freeze immediately or store in the fridge for a few days in an airtight container.

These muffins are light and yummy!  They will definitely satisfy a sweet tooth.  The chai protein powder is gluten-free and naturally sweetened with monk fruit extract.  Monk fruit is originates from Asia.  It is sweeter than sugar but has zero calorie content so it's a healthy alternative that does not sacrifice sweetness.

Here are the nutrition facts for these muffins.  They have the perfect calorie count for a quick pick-me up snack.  

I think these would actually pair well with tea too in the afternoon, don't you think?

Enjoy these super easy and flavorful muffins!  Take a photo and share on Instagram using #peoniesandalatte to show us your creations.

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