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Gluten Free Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’ve been solo parenting for a week with the girls and some days have been challenging but most of them run fairly smoothly. The hardest thing for us to nail is our morning routine to get everyone out of the house on time. I mean, if the girls are sleeping in, I find it so hard to wake them up because I want to milk every second of sleeping in I can get for myself! Anyone else with me on that?! But of course if we all wake up a few minutes late it’s a hustle to get everyone dressed, brushed, fed, packed up and in the car. So, I find having something easy to grab and go on those rushed mornings key! These muffins are made with oat flour that only takes a few minutes to make at home. We have been primarily gluten-free for the last little bit and I’ve been having fun finding new ways to use my Vitamix to create smoothies, soups, butters and flours to make it easier to choose gluten-free options. Don’t worry though, if you don’t have a Vitamix, you can use a blender or food processor to make the oat flour too! These muffins are also low in sugar because instead of traditional brown sugar, I used a Truvia blended brown sugar substitute. You can also make this vegan by using vegan dark chocolate chips... to make a long story short... there are tons of options! Anyways, let me stop blabbing and get to the recipe! 

Oat flour: - 3 cups of gluten free oats *blend on high for a few minutes until it has the consistency of flour. Muffin mix: - 3 cups of oat flour - 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda - 1/8 tsp of salt - 3 large ripe bananas mashed  - 2 tbsp + 2 tsp of Truvia Brown sugar blend (or 1/3 cup brown sugar if you weren’t trying to reduce sugar) - 1 tbsp oil (I used coconut oil but any would be fine) - 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract - 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips (regular or vegan) *Preheat oven to 350 *Line your mini muffin tin with liners *In a medium sized bowl whisk together oat flour, baking soda and salt *In a large bowl mix together mashed bananas, Truvia brown sugar, oil and vanilla extract *Add the flour mixture to your banana mixture and mix until blended together smoothly *Fold in the chocolate chips *Fill your liners with the muffin mix, making sure not to fill beyond the top of the liners because they will rise a bit *Bake for 14-15 minutes or until the tops are slightly brown and a toothpick inserted is few of mix *Cool and Enjoy! ***Before adding the chocolate chips I filled a few with just the mix so we had a non chocolate option for Aría ________ I hope you guys make these and enjoy them as much as we do in our house! Remember to follow along with me on Instagram (@loveandsundays) and let me know how you liked these! xo Thanh 

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