Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger: Banana Chocolate Muffins (gluten free, dairy free)
This is a gluten free recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Muffins. I’m happy to report that it represents the best of many worlds. First of all, it contains chocolate. Say no more. You agree, yes? Second, the recipe calls for Almond Flour, so it is a grain free recipe as well. Thanks to Elana Amsterdam of Elana’s Pantry, almond flour is on the gluten free map in a big way. Third, it has bananas. There are certain partners, from a culinary perspective, that when thrown together make lovely music. Chocolate and bananas is one of them. I also wouldn’t turn my nose up at chocolate and peanut butter or chocolate and almond butter or chocolate and raspberry. Next on my chocolate docket: check out these babies! I could continue, but I think you know what I mean. I bet you love chocolate too. Don’t you??!!!As you might have imagined, I have no will power when it comes to chocolate. I’m talking none. Zero. Nada. And if it’s dark chocolate, fuggetaboutit. So when I saw this recipe on Glugle Gluten-Free’s blog, I printed it pronto, and I knew that it wouldn’t be gathering dust in my pile of must-make-very-soon gluten free recipes. I made a mental note to make the muffins and post about it as part of the AMAZING Book of Yum’s October Adopt A GF Blogger event. I’ve participated once before when I adopted Carol from Simplyâ€¦Gluten Free and made her Salt and Vinegar Roasted Kale Chips and blogging about them here. I met Tia, author of the Glugle Gluten-Free blog, at the blogher ’10 conference in San Francisco last month. It was a fantastic experience on so many levels. But the best part of all was meeting so many of the gluten free bloggers that I’ve admired only from my computer screen. After meeting them, I quickly learned that in addition to having gluten free in common with me, they are all really nice people. So nice in fact that one of them, Tia, brought everyone a whole pile of homemade gluten free muffins (both Banana and Banana Chocolate) on the second morning of the conference. As soon as I took one bite, I knew these would be in my future. When I returned home from the blogher ’10 conference, I immediately found Tia’s recipe and couldn’t wait to make them. Tia posts about gluten free living and eating. She is a gluten free blogger who wants to help others learn that gluten free living, whether you have Celiac or are gluten intolerant or gluten sensitive is more than manageable. I’m so glad I met her and now consider her one of my good gluten free buddies! Thank you Tia!