I love my kids, but sometimes they are complete weirdos. Seriously, they can be loving on corn chex for weeks, and then all of a sudden one day they scream when I hand it to them like it was a bowl of eyeballs. What on earth happened? It was your “favorite food ever” yesterday, and now “I don’t like it!” There is just no reasoning with the creature that we call a “threenager”… The exact same thing happened the week before with bananas. Lucas begged me to go to the store for bananas, helped pick them out, ate 3, and didn’t like them anymore. So much fun, right? So that’s how I came up with gluten free banana protein muffins for breakfast.
With almost rotting bananas sitting on the table, I figured I could bake them into something that would seem like a treat and could
trick coerce my sweeties into eating them anyways 😉 Muffins are perfect because they look like cupcakes, my kids think that they are cupcakes, and I call them cupcakes so they’ll eat them. Shoot, I’d call a salad a cupcake if it meant they’d give it a taste. Don’t judge.
Gluten Free Banana Protein Muffins
5 scoops protein powder (I use Orgain Vanilla)
2 ripe bananas
1 3/4 cups gluten-free multi-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
Throw it all in the mixer, blend it up and pour it into muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 at 375 degrees.
The boys aren’t completely gluten free, but I’m slowly but surely cutting gluten out of their diets too. I can just tell they function better without it, and I don’t have nearly as many outbursts from Bubby when he’s not eating it. So that’s why I decided on gluten free banana protein muffins instead of regular ones!
I’ll tell you what, the boys loved them! So I’ll throw these into the rotation every few weeks, keep them on their toes 😉 Although I guarantee that the next time I make these, they will hate them. They just do it to mess with me, don’t they?
What creative ideas do you have for sneaking goodies into your kids food?