Happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? I finally finished painting my office, and now I’m planning to repaint and DIY-ify the bookshelf in there. We are also going to do some work on the garden, of course, and belatedly celebrate my birthday!
My birthday was last weekend, but I was out of town so Nick and I never really go to do anything.
I went to my first ever blog conference, Build Your Blog 2015. It was fun! I don’t think I learned quite as much as I was hoping to, but it was still a great experience and I came home with a rather lengthy to-do list of things to work on. There’s a lot I’m not doing that I probably should be! I think if I go to another conference, I’ll try one aimed specifically at food bloggers. BYB was for all different kinds of bloggers, and while some parts of it were helpful, others were not really relevant.
The highlight of the conference was meeting two of my blog friends, Gayle from Pumpkin ‘N Spice and Annie from Maebells.
And since the conference was only Friday and Saturday, I got to spend my birthday skiing. Not a bad deal!
I had a lot of cooking to catch up on this week when I got home. Breakfast was the first order of business. Along with a Quinoa Frittata, I made another batch of coconut flour muffins, this time Banana Nut. I’m so loving coconut flour.
These maybe aren’t the prettiest muffins ever. But they’re super delicious. I’ll be making another batch just as soon as my new batch of bananas ripens, and I may try adding chocolate chips along with the walnuts. Because who doesn’t love chocolate?
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 medium ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch nutmeg
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup walnuts or pecans
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 6-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray.
- Using a stand or hand mixer, beat eggs, coconut oil, bananas, milk, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Add half the dry ingredients to the wet and beat until combined. Add the remaining dry ingredients and beat until everything is well incorporated.
- Fold in the nuts.
- Divide the batter evenly between 6 muffin cups.
- Bake 18-20 minutes, until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack.
For more coconut flour baking, check out these recipes:
Coconut Flour Carrot Cake Donuts
Triple Coconut Blueberry Muffins
Happy Belated Birthday!
Emily @ Life on Food says
Skiing sounds like a great birthday day! And it is always good when you can extend the celebrations in my mind. Enjoy round two!
Happy belated 31st! And it would’ve been so nice to see you ladies at the conference. I’m definitely going to try getting to one later this year! These muffins sound so delicious, too — I need to bake with coconut flour more!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
So glad you went to BYBC! How fun to meet other bloggers! And, happy birthday! p.s. I have never used coconut flour! But it definitely sounds good!
Thanks, Kristi! It’s a really fun ingredient to experiment with!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I wish I would’ve known it was your birthday last Sunday, Jess! We couldn’t celebrated with a birthday drink! 🙂 I’m glad you got to go skiing! And these muffins look delicious! I’ve never used coconut flour before, but now I’m eager to try it out!
Thanks!! To be honest I kind of forgot it was my bday with so much going on that weekend!! 🙂
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Well happy birthday to you miss Jess! And so very jealous you got to hang out with Annie and Gayle! Wouldn’t it be so fun if we all got together for a girls weekend in some fun city? I would love that! These coconut flout banana nut muffins look great! I had an awful experience with coconut flour this morning trying to make pancakes. I tried subbing it out 1 for 1 ratio of my normal pancake recipe. Big mistake! But this recipe has inspired me to keep at it and give coconut flour another try : )
Oh no!! Yeah, coconut flour definitely needs TONS of eggs to hold it together! But once you get it right, it’s awesome! I’m hooooooping that someday there will be a fun conference in San Fran or somewhere up that way and maybe a few of us can meet up!!
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
Happy Birthday, hope you had a great time. I’m loving that picture of you three!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Happy belated birthday, Jess! Yay, so fun that you got to go meet Annie and Gayle at the conference too! I love coconut flour and they sound wonderful in these banana nut muffins!
Thanks!! It was really neat meeting them!! Hopefully some day we’ll ALL run into each other!
Amy @ Army Amy says
Happy belated birthday! It looks like 31 is off to a good start!
Can I use flax eggs instead of eggs?