Recipe: Protein-Packed Chocolate-Banana Muffins

Recipe: Protein-Packed Chocolate-Banana Muffins

I should start a new blog and call it 500 Ways to Make Banana Bread. Or heck, maybe that’ll be the title of my first cookbook. Because here I give you yet another banana bread/muffin recipe. I still have protein powder languishing in my pantry, so I used that, then continued with the protein theme by adding bean flour, eggs … Read more

Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Muffins

Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Muffins

These were really good. I ate the whole dozen of them in four days. Supplies measuring cups and spoons 1 mixing bowl blender muffin tin with 12 2½-inch cups cooling rack Ingredients 1½ cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour ½ cup natural unsweetened peanut butter, chilled ¼ cup vanilla whey protein powder (or use flour) ½ … Read more

Recipe: Hazelnut-Cocoa Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

I adapted this recipe from a more sugary one I found in Martha Stewart Living. Because these are low in sugar, they’re a bit more crumbly that the Martha Stewart version. (Sugar works as a glue.) But they’re still super tasty. If you’d like to up the cocoa/chocolate flavor, substitute chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips for some of the dried fruit. … Read more

Recipe: Granola Bars (Gluten-Free)

I adapted this recipe from a more sugary one I found in Martha Stewart Living. Because these are low in sugar, they’re a bit more crumbly that the Martha Stewart version. (Sugar works as a glue together with the fat.) You can make these vegan by substituting coconut oil for the butter. It results in a slightly different texture, but the taste is … Read more

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Muffins (Vegan, Low Sugar)

After I posted last week’s Nutella-inspired muffins, a vegan friend asked me for muffins with the flavors of a dark chocolate Reese’s peanut butter cup. I experimented a little and this is what I came up with. I would love to have an even peanutier taste, but these muffins are quite moist and I fear anymore peanut butter would make them dense. I’ve been thinking … Read more

Recipe: Groundnut (peanut) stew

Recipe: Groundnut (peanut) stew

Groundut stew is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. Groundnuts are a family of legumes that include the peanut, and most have a similar flavor. They originate in Western Africa, but are also grown in Eastern Africa and other parts of the world as a staple food. Groundnut stew is widely enjoyed throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and with so many … Read more