Banana Macnut Muffins

Did you know that Macadamia nuts are hand-picked? This is pretty incredible considering roughly 50 million pounds of macadamia nuts are hand-picked from Hawai'i each year. Knowing this gives us a greater appreciation for this creamy and flavorful nut. We like to make these muffins for breakfast, but if you want them for dessert be sure to add chocolate chips.

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas (the browner the sweeter)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup of plain greek yogurt

  • 2 cup of oats (we use Bob's Red Mill GF rolled oats)

  • 2-3 tablespoons of honey

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon

  • 1 cup crushed macadamia nuts

  • 1/4 cup of dried, unsweetened coconut flakes

  • cooking spray

  • muffin cups (optional)

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Line muffin pan with muffins cups (or not). Either way, be sure to use cooking spray.

  3. Mash three peeled bananas in a large bowl then add oats and yogurt.

  4. Mix together then add in eggs, mac nuts, coconut, honey, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

  6. Let cool for 10 minutes.


Note: This recipe makes 16-18 muffins. Muffins are best stored at room temperature in a container enclosed with a paper towel.