Recipe: Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins

Paleo-Chocolate I was in a real baking mood last weekend. More than anything, I just wanted to get to the grocery store -- we were out of everything -- and get in my kitchen. I've discovered that's my happy place (either one really), and I love trying new recipes and experimenting with new ingredients.

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I debated sharing these with you because they weren't out-of-this world like some of our other recipes, but they weren't bad either. I wanted to bake -- it's that time of year -- but I didn't want to make something I'd regret later (like cookies or brownies), so that is why I choose these paleo chocolate banana muffins from Fit Foodie Finds (one of my favorite blogs for recipes)!

I followed the recipe exactly, but I think hers look a little different than mine! Mine didn't rise as much, and I may or may not have upped the number of chocolate chips in the recipe. ;)

Next time, I plan to make a few slight modifications. I'd use two smashed bananas instead of one - there wasn't enough banana flavor in my opinion. I also might try raisins instead of chocolate chips because I think the muffins needed to have a sweeter taste. They were a bit grainy, too but I think that's my fault because I didn't sift the almond meal - was I supposed to? Oops! Either way, they were still a nice addition to my breakfast rotation and I recommend trying them yourself!

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If you wanna give these a try, go here for the recipe!

Also in case you're wondering, I used Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips because they are dairy-free. They're great to work with and I later used them for these nutty energy balls (recipe for that coming soon)!

Also, I'm proud to report that these are my pictures! I took them! [Insert cheesy smile here!] I'm working on improving my food photography skills because Lauren (our resident food photographer) isn't always available.

What do you guys think? Did I do OK? I read a tip to use an old cookie sheet as a backdrop, and I think it turned out great! I'd love your feedback.

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Do you like experimenting with new foods or tweaking recipes?