We've been baking more than normal around here and have stumbled upon some really yummy recipes. Of course, with baked goods, it's actually quite easy to have great recipes. What is a challenge is finding good recipes that aren't loaded with sugar. I've found some and just have to share. They aren't exactly "Nourishing Traditions" fare, but they're a good compromise between that and "normal".
4 large or 5 smaller very ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg 1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (I used freshly ground soft white wheat)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Mix together mashed bananas, egg, and oil. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients into the wet and stir. Add chocolate chips. (If the mixture is too dry, add grated apple, some applesauce, or some plain yogurt until it is a good "muffin batter" consistency.) Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes for 12 large muffins or 17-18 minutes for 24-36 mini muffins.
*I've also tried adding about 1/4-1/3 cup chopped walnuts to the mixture when I added the chocolate chips. That was delicious as well!
Pumpkin Chip Muffins
1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour (again, I used freshly ground soft white wheat)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup nuts -- optional
In small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and honey. Add eggs and mix well. Add mixed dry ingredients alternating with pumpkin, a little at a time. Mix. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes for 12 large muffins or 25 minutes for 24 mini muffins.