My Cinnamon Raisin Plantain Muffins were quite the hit. So, with that in mind (not to mention my own love for plantain muffins) I created another plantain recipe to share. This one, like the last, is easy to make and requires a short list of ingredients. These Cinnamon Apple Plantain Muffins are gluten free, grain free, vegan and Paleo.
*For the coconut butter, I linked to the brand I recommend, but for this recipe I made my own. Making coconut butter is really easy – all you need is a food processor and a few cups of unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut. You simply blend the coconut (stopping to scrape the sides every so often) until it becomes smooth and liquid-like. When warm, the coconut butter will be liquid. It remains soft, but solid at room temperature and hardens in the cold.
These muffins are extremely moist, so I suggest storing them in the fridge. I typically let my muffins cool on a drying rack overnight so that more moisture escapes and then put them in the fridge in the morning. This recipe makes 8 muffins.
These Cinnamon Apple Plantain Muffins taste great on their own, but toppings are always fun; especially if you want a more decadent treat. I added a drizzle of kefir and sprinkled bee pollen and cinnamon on my muffins. Nut butter, honey, maple syrup, jam, jelly, butter, cream cheese…any of these would pair well with these muffins.
I chose to drizzle these muffins with my favorite kefir (Redwood Hill Farm Traditional Plain Kefir) because I am working on adding more fermented foods to my diet to improve my gut health. I like this particular flavor/brand because it contains full fat goat milk, has a fairly low sugar content, and doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients/preservatives. This company values the well-being of their animals and has high quality and sustainable business practices.
Be sure to tag me in your Instagram photos if you make these (or any of my recipes). I love seeing others enjoy my recipes 🙂
Have you tried baking with plantains yet? What is your favorite way to eat plantains?