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Brownies are my current obsession. I just want to make all of the brownies all of the time! I regularly get that sweet/chocolate craving and lately I have been going straight to the cabinet to start experimenting! Dirtying as few things as possible is the priority as well so I am really getting into making batters for treats in the blender! This recipe is one of my most recent successes and was a hit with the whole family at the Father’s Day BBQ we had this year. These Double Chocolate Blender Muffins are like a brownie in a muffin tin.
I have found that the best way to ensure the recipe is ready to be shared on the blog (especially gluten free recipes) is by getting approval from my non gluten free people. My dad is one of the best people for this job and I know for a fact he enjoyed the muffins. A trick I have come up with is not disclosing any ingredients until the person has at least tried a bite, not including allergy situations, of course. The other perfect sign is our daughter directly telling us “put it on the blog!” I don’t know if she really understands what that means, but she is always so certain when she says it that we take it seriously. When a generally picky 6 year old is eager to have a recipe be shared with “the blog” or “spacebook” it has to count for something!
As you will notice, this recipe is using plantain. It is so versatile and easy to work with! I recommend using a very ripe, mostly yellow or black plantain for these dessert recipes, the riper it is the sweeter it will make your recipes! It is totally ok to use a plantain that has turned completely black on the outside and is pinkish on the inside. As long as it doesn’t smell like it has gone bad, you are usually fine. In our experience these can keep on the produce rack for up to 2-3 weeks after we have purchased them!
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