Recently I was in the predicament of having two bananas that were getting over-ripe. I’ve been really trying to eat all of the groceries that I get before they go bad, so I knew that I had to find something to make with these bananas before they were totally mush. (Also, fruit flies are basically my worst enemy. So gross, and I swear they multiply every minute) I actually really enjoy baked goods made with bananas, so that is what I headed to Pinterest to search for. There are some good recipes involving bananas that I have made in the past, but I wanted to try something new.
When I ran across the Flourless Banana Blender Muffins from Creme de la Crumb, I knew that is what I would make. I really liked they they were different, (oats instead of flour) customizable, and easy to prepare using a blender to mix everything!
They were really easy to make, as I suspected. I also really liked that the recipe was basically just a base, and you could add in any kind of “mix-in” that you wanted. They suggest things like chocolate chips, shredded coconut, or cinnamon. They also give you the option to add them to the entire batch, or to mix them in after you put the batter into the muffin tins. I opted for the second option, since I wanted to make some chocolate chip and some cinnamon. Adding chocolate chips to one muffin at a time isn’t that big of a deal since you can’t really have too many chocolate chips. I wish I had some better guidance with how much cinnamon to add per muffin though because I feel like it is easier to add too much!
Overall the recipe was good! They were pretty plain tasting, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and the texture was good which is something that I don’t always like about muffins made with raw oats, but since it was made in a blender they were crushed up and you couldn’t tell that they weren’t made with flour. I think next time I would add the chocolate chips (or whatever I was adding in) to the whole batch so that they were distributed more evenly throughout the batter.
Ease: A+, everything in the blender saves extra dishes, and makes it easier to blend everything together evenly.
Taste: A-, a little plain, but not bad, and I really like that you could mix in basically whatever wanted to the base batter.
Would I make them again? I think so. I really like the ease of mixing them in a blender, and the ability to customize them.