Almond Flour Banana Muffins with Coconut steal the show, consistency performing as the most viewed page on the blog day after day. And it’s easy to know why. These muffins are ridiculously simple to make, low in sugar, high in flavor and healthy fats, and gluten-free.
I originally published this recipe almost five years ago in a descriptive blog post (my writing skills are a bit rusty now) accompanied by a few inconsistently styled photos that make me cringe.
I pull up this recipe on my phone nearly every week as it is a major stress-reliever having a nutrient-dense and satisfying breakfast option on hand (they store well in the freezer). I could nearly recite the recipe in my sleep, but I usually reference it to double check that I’m not forgetting an ingredient.
One of my goals this year is to play around with my Canon DSLR camera, and so I figured this recipe would be a suitable subject for practicing my skills. I have an immense amount to learn in regards to light, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, but the only way I will learn and improve is by hands on application of trial and error.
I first photographed the muffins late afternoon which resulted in a set of distasteful, shadowy photos — ugh. Persistent to practice, I tried shooting them again in mid-morning light which resulted in bright photos that were more appealing to my eye, but far from perfect.
My point here is that practice what you are passionate about, and forget about perfection. Would most professional food photographers gawk at these photos? I presume yes. But when there is passion, persistence, and practice, there is a way.
I hope you’ll check out the muffin recipe if you haven’t already, and… if you add a handful or two of dark chocolate chunks, you will absolutely fall in love with this recipe and wonder why you hadn’t made it sooner — enjoy!
What is something you are passionate about that you’d like to practice?
What is your favorite muffin recipe?