Good morning everyone! I’m in a very chipper mood as of late. Remember how I told you guys I was starting a new job recently? My extra chipper mood is due in part of how I feel about this new job. Finally I feel like the puzzle pieces of my career life are starting to slowly come together. And that’s just after one week at my new job. I can’t wait to see what this position and company has in store for me in the future.
On my first day at my new gig, I decided to take in a homemade treat for my coworkers. After all it was Monday and I know Mondays can be one of the most hated days of the week. I presented my coworkers with some peanut butter rice krispy treats on my first day at my new job. They loved them. I think I made a good first impression.
Pro tip: Want your coworkers at your new job to REALLY like you? Bring in snacks.
No, but really, it was worth taking the time to make the krispy treats to brighten up their days. Cooking for others is something I consider to be one of the greatest acts of love and caring. My colleagues even asked me if I could make this a routine gig–bringing in homemade snacks on Mondays. I told them it might turn into a bi-weekly thing.
Now, these bourbon banana coconut chocolate chip muffins were actually made just for me. Alright I’ll admit, I was hoping Wade would take a fancy to them as well. Since he’s picky with his tastes, I never know if what I make is going to be a hit or a miss with him. Even if the ingredients used in a dish are all things he likes separately, there’s no telling if he’ll like them combined.
Another reason these particular little muffin morsels came about was because I have a large bag of coconut flour in my pantry and I realized I need to start using it up. The coconut flour molds perfectly with the banana in these muffins. This recipe doesn’t even call for butter or oil and yet they still remain moist after baking.
As for the bourbon, obviously it’s optional. But I was happy to be starting a new job and this occasion called for a celebration of bourbon added to my chocolate chip muffins. Bourbon and banana? They’re two peas in a pod, trust me. The chocolate chips are also optional. I had to leave the chocolate chips out of the batter in my own muffins you see here because Wade prefers no chocolate chips in his baked goods. So I added some on top of half of the muffins just for me! I highly recommend adding chocolate chips. Or if nuts are more to your liking, by all means add those.
I will probably continue making homemade goodies to bring into my new job to surprise my coworkers. I’m already baking up a large batch of Sally’s Baking Addiction Lightened Up Pumpkin Spice Bars for my manager’s birthday this week. These bourbon banana coconut chocolate chip muffins might be added to my list to take to the office in the near future.
Bourbon Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins
Serves: 12 muffins
1 cup quick oats
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
2 large, ripe bananas
2 large eggs
6 oz. (3/4 cup) plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup cashewmilk (or milk of choice)
2-3 Tbsp. honey
1-2 tsp. molasses
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. bourbon (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips OR other mix-in (nuts, raisins, etc.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Add all ingredients except the chocolate chips to a large blender. Pulse a few times to roughly blend. Open the lid of the blender to scrape down the mixture to make sure all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
Blend on low speed just until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.
Pour batter into a large bowl. Add in the chocolate chips or other mix-in of your choice. Fold into the batter. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin tins, making sure to only fill the muffin tins roughly 3/4 of the way.
Bake muffins for 15 minutes or just until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow muffins to remain in tins for 5-10 additional minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
Do you have any coconut flour recipes you’d like to share? I need to use up more of my coconut flour!
Have you ever brought in homemade treats to your job? What’d you bring?