3 medium overly ripe bananas
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup melted coconut oil (melted butter works as well)
1/4 cup cashew butter
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda - if you leave this out they will be smaller & denser, so personal preference on this ingredient!
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or small chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a muffin pan with paper muffin cups.
Add all wet ingredients (bananas, eggs, vanilla, honey, coconut oil, cashew butter) to a blender and mix until homogenous - should look like a well blended smoothie!
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, espresso powder, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk to mix. Then pour in the wet ingredients and use a large spoon or baking spatula to mix - just slowly fold it in on itself, you don't want to over work it.
For the chocolate version - now mix in cocoa powder and chocolate chunks.
Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, pour two tablespoons of muffin batter into each muffin divot.
Top muffins with chocolate chunks, oats, extra honey, whatever you're feeling!
Bake for 5 minutes at 400 to rise, then reduce to 350 and bake another 15 minutes.