Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Carob Muffins!

I recently bought a whole bunch of carob powder and have been using it all the time. Muffins, cookies, breads, and pies all get an extra oomph with a bit of carob powder. I use it interchangeably with cocoa powder. It has a slightly different taste, but is just as delicious.

carob cream cheese banana muffins
 
Carob Cream Cheese Banana Muffins
makes 12-13
1 cup flour
1 cup cocoa or carob powder
1 cup rolled oats
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
¼ cup applesauce
3 ripe bananas
8 ounces cream cheese
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 eggs
1/3 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
 
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and oil a muffin pan. Using a high speed blender, blend the oats, flour, salt, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda together. Pour the dry ingredients out into a large bowl. Use the blender again to blend together all the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips. Add the wet and dry ingredients, stirring until just mixed. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin pan, adding in the chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

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