These easy Gluten-Free White Chocolate Banana Muffins are a wonderful option for on-the-go breakfast days, or even a snack to quench your sweet tooth cravings.
It is such a wonderful thing to be busy. Of course, it may not feel like it, but looking at things from the big picture, being busy is actually a positive thing.
Being busy means that you have something going on to focus your energy on. It means people trust you, believe in you, value your talents and skills, and choose you to get a job done for them. I, for one, am a person who thrives off of being busy. BUT, I’m actually hot and cold at the same time. When I’m super busy, I get really stressed and just hope and pray for a Saturday where I can just veg on the couch and eat peanut butter all day. But when a day like that comes around, I JUST GOTTA DO SOMETHING. Rare are the days where I can sit still.
So if that day does come, I’ll melt into the couch for a couple of hours, and then I’m over it. I’ve gotten my vegetation out of the way, I’m ready to be somewhat busy again. Basically, my brain makes no sense.
But of course, as with everything in life, balance is key. And, hindsight is always 20/20.
Recently, my grandparents were in town for a couple of weeks. Coincidentally, those couple of weeks happened to be probably the busiest I’ve been in a while. Everything was happening all at once.
The startup I work for is growing FAST (which is freaking awesome). Startup life is crazy because literally in one day your entire schedule and life can change with one investor decision or new partnership. My company had a monumental partnership launch coming on May 9th (which was a last minute thing, and I was frantically getting everything together) which was coincidentally the week Georgie, Rachel, and I launched our Influence with Instagram e-course, and I was working with Eggland’s Best for five exclusive recipes and a week-long Instagram takeover. This is all one week, and being the anxiety-ridden individual I am, I was in need of a big fat chill pill.
In between all of this, I was missing out on spending quality time with my grandparents. Everything that was going on and keeping me busy was all positive, thankfully. But once they left, it made me realize that, although everything happening all at once like that at the exact time that they were here was sort of a fluke, it’s so important to find a balance for yourself between work and life, whatever that means for you (because we all handle it differently). For me, it means when things get really crazy, I still have an understanding of what is really important.
I do have a hard time letting myself relax and believing “it will get done”. And while I still struggle with this, I do believe I’ve come a long way since the beginning of last year, when I was just getting used to the startup life and put an enormous amount of pressure on myself.
Baby steps… baby steps.
Back to business: muffins.
Funny enough, I made these muffins while my grandparents were in town. My grandfather, a big time foodie and TBB taste tester, absolutely loved them. The two people I always try to impress are my grandfather and my father. So if I ever mention that either of them liked a recipe, you know it’s a good one.
These white chocolate chip banana muffins are:
- 3 bananas, mashed
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1½ cup chickpea flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a muffin pan.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, add mashed bananas, brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, and Greek yogurt. Mix until well-combined.
- Add chickpea flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Combine.
- Fold in white chocolate chips. Combine.
- Pour evenly into muffin pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
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