Let me start this off by saying this Mookie is not what I had set out for this recipe to be.
And the first batch came out GREEN… and not because I intended it that way.
Okay, I think we should backtrack for a second here.
Originally, I wanted to make muffin tops because aside from the ones your jeans give you when you’ve eaten a bit too much, muffin tops are downright delicious and the best part of any muffin. I think we can all agree that you eat a muffin for the top. Crispy edges, fluffy center, contains the most topping, it’s the best.
Which, naturally, is why I tried to make them.
Only the first go round, I used sunflower seed butter. Sounds like it would be delicious, right? Right! Except that when sunflower seeds mix with baking soda it releases chlorophyll and your baked goods turn an exceptionally bright shade of green.
Something I didn’t know until after I made these (thank you google) They got even greener after these photos.
(all this green from only 1/2 tsp baking soda!)
They will however be perfect for St Patrick’s Day! 🙂
Aside from their green color they were delicious and surprisingly, my husband and his friends weren’t turned off by them and liked them anyway. I figured that was a good sign for the recipe, so I decided to make them again but this time using almond butter.
Only the second time, they spread more making them less like muffin tops and more like giant cookies that tasted like muffins… hence the Mookie.
Muffin + Cookie = Mookie
But whether you’re unsure if you should call them a muffin top, a cookie, or a mookie, you know what you CAN call them?
They are super easy to make and only contain 1 tbsp of maple syrup in the whole batch.
They are grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free and take only about 20 minutes from start time to in your mouth time.
These made four GIANT mookies but you can easily make 6 medium or even 8-10 smaller ones.
Oh and I should note that My husband brought in the green version to work and his co-workers little boys gobbled them right up! A kid approved treat that has zero refined sugar!
Hope you love them!
Banana Chocolate Breakfast Mookies (Grain, Gluten, Dairy + Refined Sugar Free)
What You Need:
- 1 egg, whisked (you can sub a flax egg for a vegan version- though I haven’t tested this)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/3 cup nut butter (note: Sunflower seed butter tastes great but will turn them green)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup mashed banana (about one large banana)
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks (I used Eating Evolved’s 85%)
- Preheat oven to 350, grease baking sheet with coconut oil.
- Combine egg, nut butter, banana, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla in a large bowl and mix well.
- Add in almond flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
- Fold in chocolate chips (save a few to sprinkle on the top)
- Spoon dough into four large circles on your baking sheet (I used a large cookie cutter as a mold to get the round shape but you can easily do this with a spatula)
- Bake for 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown