Peanut-Free Chocolate Banana Muffin Bites

I have been in a serious meal/snack rut lately. So, when I came across an awesome recipe that I could change up to meet our needs I jumped at the chance to try it!

With food allergies it's always hard to try new recipes but I have recently been turned on to Six Sisters Stuff. Have you heard of them or seen them around the web recently?

Well, if you haven't heard of them be sure to go check them out. It's a family of six sisters (hence the name) and they post amazing recipes, crafts, fitness tips, and MUCH more on their blog. They also have a menu plan that you can sign up for (for a small price) and they will email you a full menu for dinner for the week including a few treat recipes and a grocery shopping list. How awesome is that!? I actually signed up for TWO of their menu plans so that I could have more options (since we have dietary restrictions with allergies). You can use coupon code FLASH50 for 50% off the price. So, I essentially got two plans for the price of one!

One of the recipes that they recently shared on their blog was for banana chocolate blender bites. They even posted a "how to" video on their Facebook page. When I saw it I thought, "hey, I can make that vegan and peanut-free with a few substitutes". So, that's just what I did.

I want to give credit though where credit is due and the original recipe was from Six Sisters Stuff. I am in no way claiming responsibility for the recipe... but I know how hard it is to adapt recipes to fit your life style and diet needs, so I'm sharing what I did to change it up in the hopes that it will help someone else out there in s similar situation.

Here's my recipe including all of the substitutions that I made. The best part was that it is so easy to make my kids got in on the fun! We made it together after school yesterday for a sweet and healthy after school snack. Then they enjoyed the leftovers as part of their breakfast this morning. Win-win!

• 2 ripe bananas peel and halved
• 4 Tablespoons VEGAN Egg (by Follow Your Heart) mixed with 1 cup cold water
• 1 cup SunButter
• 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
• 1/2 cup organic honey
• 1/2 cup cocoa powder
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• Enjoy Life Morsels for topping

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Spray mini muffin tins with non-stick spray.
3. Put all ingredients (except chocolate chips) into a high powered blender (I have a Blendtec) and blend to create batter. The original recipe calls for additional water but I found with the VEGAN Egg that I didn't need to add any water.
4. Using a small cookie scoop, divide batter into the muffin tin. I was able to make 36 mini muffin bites with my batter.
5. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. (I had morsels on hand, but the mini chips work fine too.)
6. Bake for 13-15 minutes (mine ended up taking closer to 16 minutes in my oven) or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. .
7. Let cool in the pan. Remove and enjoy or store in an airtight container.

We put chocolate chips on only half of them so we could try it both ways. I'm pretty sure my kiddos would vote that they like the chocolate chip ones best... but I prefer them without.

These were perfect for my 3 year old because they are so tiny. It took him a few bites to eat the whole thing, but my bigger kids could finish them off in one big bite. No matter how you choose to eat yours it's bound to be a new family favorite!

Thanks Six Sisters Stuff for sharing such a delicious recipe that I could adapt to make work for my family!

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