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Downright Buttery Banana Bran Muffins

These vegan bran muffins are butter free but the almonds and flax give it a rich and creamy flavor. Sweetened only by bananas, I love thee healthy muffins. Right out of the oven they are so soft and melt in your mouth!

You need:

1 cup wheat bran

4 bananas

1tsp apple cider vinegar

1tsp olive oil

1tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup almonds

1/3 cu flax meal

1/3 cu wheat germ

1tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder 

1/2 tsp baking soda
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl (except almonds) and set aside.

Combine al wet ingredients (which includes ripe bananas) plus almonds in a high speed blender u till puréed. Then pour into bowl of dry ingreds.
Mix well and turn into mini muffin tins, baking at 350 for about 10-12 minutes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream!!

Oh my, this is the comfort food of my dreams. Honestly ice cream is one of my very favorite foods and I never thought I would find anything that was an adequate substitute in vegan cuisine. Since getting my vitamix I have used it for many awesome recipes, but this guilt free, delicious dairy-free ice cream is now my favorite thing I can make, period. All I can say is that if I knew it made ice cream, I would’ve bought this machine years ago!!!

You’ll need:
-2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
-6oz greek style plain cultured coconut yogurt
-2tbs natural peanut butter
-1/2 tsp vanilla
-3tbs cocoa powder
-1 ripe banana chopped into slices
-I handful chocolate chips

Blend top 6 ingredients together.
Pour into 3 small or 2 large ice trays and freeze until solid.

Freeze banana slices in a ziplock along with the handful of chocolate chips while cubes are setting as well.

Then pop cubes, chips, and banana coins in high powered blender or food processor adding almond milk as needed to process.

Voilà! Soft serve magic 🙂