And I was sosososo lucky that I did, too! The blog that needed help was none other than Mangia, written by the awesome Chelsy. Sound familiar? It should! Because I actually baked from her blog before, when I made this pumpkin cake.
Now... if you look back to that post, you'll see that I wanted to make... umm... everything on her blog. And even attempted multiple recipes at the time.
So I had the same problem this time.
I almost tried to make coconut butter again, but, once again, I didn't have unsweetened coconut.
But then I saw this. A recipe for a milkshake made out of a banana muffin. It was so intriguing that I knew I had to try it.
Now, Chelsy made her milkshake out of these muffins. They're grain free, vegan and super interesting. I was really tempted to try that recipe. But I didn't have all of the ingredients (like... umm.. .the coconut butter...). I was also a bit worried about whether little man could eat them, because coconut flour works very differently from traditional (wheat) flour and requires more eggs when used in baked goods. Little man is allergic to eggs. And while he can eat them in the correct proportion when baked into a recipe, this version used way more eggs in proportion to the rest of the ingredients, so I didn't think they'd work for him. So I made these instead.
With the intention of making them into milkshakes.
Which completely amused the kids.
Yup - just pop a muffin right into the blender.
Then add the rest of the ingredients. I kept this dairy free (coconut milk) and nut free (Sunbutter instead of the almond butter called for in the recipe) so that little man could enjoy.
And then just blend!
Seriously - that easy. And seriously - I'd never have thought to make a milkshake (okay, more like smoothie - I didn't freeze the banana first...) out of a muffin.
But trust me. I will definitely do it again some day.
YUM! These were quick, easy, fun and absolutely delicious. And you can customize it however you want - change the muffin, change the sweetener, use any kind of nut or seed butter... yeah - what an awesome idea.
Chelsy, I am so glad to have had another opportunity to play with your blog. And I promise to make the coconut butter one day. For real :)
Banana Bread Milkshake (Smoothie)
1 banana muffin (I used my crumb topped banana muffins)
½ frozen banana (for a milkshake consistency. A non-frozen banana works, but it's more of a smoothie)
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton, not a can)
1 tablespoon pure honey
1 tablespoon all-natural almond butter (I used sunbutter to make it nut-free)
1/2 banana muffin, for topping
Place the muffin, banana, coconut milk, honey and nut/seed butter (whichever you are using) into a blender and blend on high until creamy.
Pour the milkshake into a small bowl or glass.
Crumble the last 1/2 banana muffin over the top of the milkshake and serve.