Vegan Peanut Butter & Banana Superpower Muffins (that happen to be flourless and delicious)

This sounds like the answer to my prayers. I’m often faced with the dilemma of what to do with bananas that are over-ripe….this could be the solution.

Jack Monroe

These are my sad black bananas. I wanted to make them happy again, by making them into supercake. These are my sad black bananas. I wanted to make them happy again, by making them into supercake.

What do you do when you have a pile of black bananas sitting in the fruit bowl? I don’t even know how this happens – I generally work from home, bananas are my go-to snack because I can reach them and don’t have to do anything except peel them and shove them in, yet all too often my darling other half leaves a small pile of them on the chopping board with a hint to Do Something About Them. Sometimes they get sliced and flung in the oven to make dried bananas for the kids, sometimes I whizz them with yoghurt, milk and oats for a breakfast smoothie, but today I fancied neither of those things. It’s freezing. And raining a bit. And I’m a bit tired and gloomy. What I wanted…

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Autumn into Winter

It’s really cold and windy this morning. On days like this I know I live on the westernmost point of Brittany, where the land juts out undefended into the wild, wintery Atlantic ocean.

Trapped indoors by the weather, it is time to cook, read, keep warm, hibernate. A glut of apples led to an afternoon of  baking. The apples were a mixture of windfalls collected on nice autumn walks and “other found” apples (more on that in another post).

Result – choc chip crumble, Finnish Apple and Cinnamon cake and mini apple turnovers…..all eaten in less than 48 hours by the swarm that is my family. image