Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin w/ Coconut Flour

I've been trying to be more healthy with my food choices lately, but with the holidays and all, it's really hard not to eat homemade desserts, pasta and mashed potatoes... Here's a gluten & wheat free recipe I found that I really like! It's very easy and quick, and they make great breakfast to go muffins!

prep time: 10 minutes
bake time: 25 minutes
serves: about 10

what you need

2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil (or ghee), melted
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips - optional

how to make them
1. Preheat the oven to 350F and a muffin tin with cupcake paper liners
2. In a large bowl, add the bananas and mash them up using a hand mixer. 
3. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, coconut oil, maple syrup and mix together (about 1 minute).
4. Add coconut flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to the mixer and mix until smooth.
5. Add the chocolate chips and fold in the chocolate chips lightly with a spatula.
6. Scoop the batter into the muffin tin about 2/3 full.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
8. Enjoy!

what should we eat

Happy Weekend Everyone!
We wanted to help start your weekend with some great breakfast recipes that are making us drool.

peanut butter stuffed french toast
eggs benedict cumberbatch
bacon and egg sandwich
paleo pancakes w/ almond butter and blackberry sauce
millet crepes w/ pinapple, coconut milk and quark
eggs baked with tomatoes and champignons

Hungry yet?

Good Eats in LA | Blu Jam

As mentioned in this post, my friend came to visit LA and we decided to go grab brunch. We waited in line for an hour or more for some yummy Blu Jam in West Hollywood. We didn't really mind the wait since none of us were dying of hunger and it gave us time to catch up before we stuffed our mouths with food! If you ever get the chance to go there.. I recommend trying the following...
Iced Mocha
Blu Jam Benedict - Black Forest Ham, crispy bacon, topped with hollandaise, served with potatoes
Crunchy French Toast - to die for! Egg brioche dipped in batter, rolled in crunchy corn flakes and grilled to perfection, topped with fresh bananas and berries, served with vanilla bean sauce
Refreshing mint water!
And then we went shopping with Nala..
Hi Nala!

nom nom nom

Jeff visited this weekend and we spoiled ourselves with some yummy food.
Tori and I welcomed him with some mini fruit tarts.
We then celebrated Valentine's Day at Kitty Hoynes.
Met up with some friends at Bleu Monkey.
And I cooked a fast and easy breakfast as we explored ikea online and watched the office.

tori's mini fruit tarts

kitty hoynes irish pub
fish and chips
shepherds pie 

bleu monkey
tempura cheesecake

turkey, mushroom, spinach and tomatoes scrambled eggs


Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. 
But sometimes you just don't have time to make a big meal.

Toast a gluten & wheat free waffle,
cut up a banana,
put some peanut butter on the waffle
and pour a little bit of maple syrup. 

Banana fills you up for 3 hours,
while other fruits only fill you up for 1 hour.
So if you know you won't be able to eat for another few hours,
try a banana!