This is what happens when I move into a new place:

I go into nesting mode. 

And the cute little farmhouse that I’ve recently moved into, complete with chickens and a kitten, just minutes from Byron Bay, is the perfect sanctuary to allow my inner domestic goddess play. I’ve been making oat cookies, and raw-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough balls, and chicken soup and roasted pumpkin. I’m truly allowing this part of me to fly –  and feeding my friends and loved ones in the process.
Those of you who already have a copy of my Gypset Recipe Book, would know all about how my Italian Mama blood springs to the surface from time to time, and I just want to feed people.
So when one of my gorgeous readers emailed me the other day, and told me she was coming to Byron for her birthday, and that she would love to meet me in person, I was totally flattered. The next day we met at Naked Treaties, for smoothies (my favourite, and the one I always get is called ‘I Am Beautiful’) and I surprised her with these:
Easy, delicious, moist + best GF banana muffins for domestic-gypset-goddess type days.
What you need:

  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of raw sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour

What to do:
Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a muffin pan (mine made exactly 12 as shown above) with coconut oil.
Mash the banana with a fork and then add the oil and egg. Mix and mash some more. Then add the sugar, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Mix and mash again.
Now add the baking soda, baking powder and gluten-free flour. Mix with the fork until smooth.
Finally, get a spoon and share the mixture out among your muffin pan dips, and place in the oven for about 25 minutes. I sprinkled mine with some coconut rough for extra prettiness… You could too. And I bet walnuts or dates would look good in there too!
Check with a knife because sometimes they take a bit longer depending on how moist and big your bananas are. (Yes, I agree, that sounded kind of naughty…)
When they are ready, take them out to cool. Make sure you taste-test one, while it’s still warm, just because. You know, it’s domestic-gypset-goddess rights!
And it’s probably the only one you’ll get. These were scavenged by hungry animals (aka boys) in less than 24 hours….

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