Ride Food: Banana Biscuits

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Banana Biscuits (or muffins)

There is one thing I really miss about ‘normal’ eating since I committed to the Paleo Diet: pastries.  As a bike rider, there’s nothing better than riding to some location, stopping at the local coffee shop and buying a cup of joe accompanied with a giant scone or muffin.   I’m not saying I never do this anymore, but I try not to make it a multi-week occurrence like it used to be.

Thus, I’m presented with a problem. If I want to eat good, healthy ‘pastries’ or baked goods, I have to make them myself. This is hard for two reasons. Firstly, I live (and bake) at 8,500 ft above sea level. This inevitably leads to some interesting baking results. Secondly, I’m much more of a free-form cook than say, a French pastry chef, where everything needs to be measured out to the gram and mixed together at the correct speed. I’m a big fan of finding ingredients in my fridge, putting them in my food processor, and hoping for the best.  Sometimes I make duds and sometimes things turn out well.

These muffins/biscuits are dryer than your average muffin, but because of that, they survive well in a ziplock baggie in a jersey pocket. They are carb-dense and I would happily take them on a long mountain bike ride, especially if I had a packet of Justin’s Nut Butter to spread on them while riding in a high alpine meadow with amazing views.

Simple to make, yet healthy

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1 ½ cup Mama’s Blend Coconut Flour (or Almond flour)

1 tbsp baking powder

3 bananas

½ cup coconut milk (lite or full strength)

Dash of cinnamon (more if you like cinnamon, less if you don’t)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend.  (Yes, my cooking is very complicated.)
  3. Divide into 12 muffin tins and bake for 45 minutes.

Nutritional Information

By Eszter Horanyi – Crested Butte, CO banana biscuit eater

  • Lauren Christine.

    I made these tonight and they were delicious! I can’t wait to have one before my swim/run tomorrow evening. Thank you for sharing.

    • Michele Zebrowitz

      Awesome! Thanks for testing the recipe and giving it your approval!

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  • http://facebook.com/tracy.bennett.bray Tracy Bray

    I’m going to try these. I’ve been on the slow carb diet for awhile, but have been thinking of switching to the Paleo diet. I miss fruit. I would love to see more low carb recipes.

    • http://thebruisereport.com/ Sarai Snyder

      Great! Our super-star recipe maker has been training and racing all summer but we will see if we can’t wrestle a few more recipes out of her!