I’m one of the minority of Asians who can continue to consume dairy products into my adulthood. I have no issues with ice cream, pizza, or chocolate milk. But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a good plant-based milk when I taste it.
Australia’s number one non-dairy milk brand So Good is now in the Philippines, and I got sent a huge package containing the whole range of goodies: Almond Original, Almond Unsweetened, Almond Chocolate, and Almond Vanilla as well as their Barista Edition Oat and Barista Edition Almond.
Today I decided to bake with So Good almond unsweetened milk because I had a bunch of bananas going overripe, and my package contained a recipe for Banana Cinnamon Muffins.
Here’s the recipe from So Good.
- 1 cup So Good Unsweetened Almond milk
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 very ripe medium bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup light olive oil
- 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
I swapped out brown sugar and used a sucralose sugar substitute, added two more bananas, used butter instead of olive oil, and instead of self-raising flour used all-purpose flour and baking powder. (I also left out the salt.)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Prepare 12-hole muffin tin with papers, or oil well.
- Combine flour, cinnamon, and salt in one bowl. In another bowl, mix milk, brown sugar, bananas, eggs, and oil.
- Add wet ingredients into the center of the dry ingredient bowl and stir together until just moistened. Do not over mix.
- Pour batter into muffin tin.
- Bake for 18 minutes or until tops are golden and toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.
- Cool in tin for 5 minutes, then transfer muffins out to cool completely on a rack or plate.
Watch my vlog below to see if I succeeded in making a delicious muffin!
The recipe above in its unaltered form is a great vegetarian and non-dairy option for muffins. Unsweetened almond milk also is 98.5% fat free, has 60% less calories than lite dairy milk, and 97% less sugar than lite dairy milk, so it’s great if you want to cut calories from your diet.
It’s great to have such choices available on the Philippine market now — not just for people who are lactose-intolerant, but also for those who want to live a healthier lifestyle.
So Good is available in Rustan’s, SM, Robinson’s, Landmark, Unimart, and online.