Valleybrink Road | Recipes | Banana Date Muffins | 2 c. gluten free flour, (I use Cup 4 Cup or King Arthur) 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda pinch of salt 2 overripe bananas, mashed 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil 2/3 c. good quality maple syrup 2/3 c.

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Banana Date Muffins
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This is Gwyneth Paltrow's recipe from her It's All Good cookbook. I am sharing it because it has quickly become one of Costa's favorites and a really delicious gluten free alternative when you are trying to be healthy. I am usually not the biggest fan of gluten free baked goods but this recipe really surprised me. Go make them and find out for yourself!

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.

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Whisk together the 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

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If you haven't already, mash up your ripe bananas. 

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In a separate bowl, mix together the bananas, olive oil, maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla. 

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Next, thoroughly combine the dry and wet ingredients.

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Toss and coat the dates with the 1 tbsp flour.

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Roughly chop the 1/4 cup pepitas.

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Gently fold the dates and pepitas into the batter.

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Evenly divide the batter among the muffin tin cups and sprinkle each one with a few pepitas. 

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Bake for 20-25 minutes, until muffins are brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

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  • 2 c. gluten free flour,  (I use Cup 4 Cup or King Arthur)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 c. good quality maple syrup
  • 2/3 c. unsweetened almond milk 
  • 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
  • 4-6 large dates pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 c. roughly chopped pepitas, and more for finishing