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The Best Paleo Banana Muffin Recipe

Our Banana Muffin Recipe is so good you won’t believe how healthy it really is.

Do you cringe when you see the word ‘healthy’ attached to muffins?  Probably tastes terrible right?  Or have no taste at all? 

I know.

And up until quite recently, I would have agreed with you!

However, I’m about to share one amazing muffin recipe.  A Almond Flour Banana Muffin Recipe to be exact.

And I’m very sure you will fall in love with this muffin.  It’s moist, and chewy, with just the right amount of sweetness and spice.

And it is so healthy and good for you, you can have two! 

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You’re welcome.

SO good and SO easy!!!

My whole family loved these-I made 2 dozen and they were gone in no time.. little did they know they were Paleo 😉 printing this one out and adding to my forever recipe book. 10/10!
Lydia

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I love to have them for breakfast, but more often than not, I have one with my coffee when I get to work in the morning.  Just a little boost, without sugar!

Yes, because with Paleo, not only are you not eating regular grains, there is no refined sugar to be found anywhere.  So just what the heck is in these perfect, life-changing muffins?

banana muffins piled on a white plate

Goodness.  No icky gluten-free flours, or sugar substitutes either.  Wholesome healthy ingredients like almond flour, raw honey, cinnamon, and walnuts.

I made this batch just this past week before I went to work!  The batter mixes up so quickly and in just a few minutes you have deliciously warm Banana Nut Muffins.

flours and wet ingredient batter for banana muffins

I found the recipe at Paleo Newbie and made some adjustments.  The original recipe was for Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins, and also had a heavy cinnamon flavor. 

Cinnamon and I are not great friends.  Good friends, but not great, so I really reduced this spice. And I love sweet things, so the amount of honey was increased.

Paleo Newbie is such an amazing site, and if you decide you really want to dive right into the Paleo Lifestyle like I have (more on that later), then check out these amazing recipes!

close up of banana walnut muffins on wire baking rack

Why Paleo?

So everywhere you look these days you see Paleo.  Paleo diets, paleo foods,  everything.  People are embracing the ‘no grains, no refined sugars, no dairy’ way of eating and it’s just exploded.

For a long time, I’ve looked at these new ways of eating paleo, or  Whole30 or gluten-free as fads and it certainly wouldn’t be something that I would try.   Well, all of that has changed for me and in this post, I’m going to explain why.

So if you’ve been thinking about one of these diets,  if you’re in a place where you really need to look at what you’re eating, for example, the foods or non-foods that you’re putting into your body then I’ve got your back.  This recipe will get us started off slowly – and there will be lots more to come to help you discover if paleo is good for you!

This post is all about paleo baking, specifically paleo banana muffins.  I know that sounds pretty weird coming from the pie lady but I’m here to tell you that as I approach retirement my health has become my number one concern.

You can read more about our yummy almond flour banana muffins webstory!

Pie Lady Bakes Goes Paleo!

My diet definitely needs a good overhaul, and lately, my tummy is not happy.  I’ve discovered this is due to a diet that is heavy in grains, dairy, and sugar.   

So what the heck am I going to eat I ask myself?  And I have to be able to bake.  And not just bake, but to be able to eat what I bake!  And so my research so far has opened up a whole new world, and I’ve found some pretty cool recipes on the web too! 

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After all, Pie Lady Bakes needs her baked goods!

overhead view of several banana muffins on baker's cooling rack

Paleo Baking

There are many choices for ingredients when you start baking the Paleo way.  I wanted to find ingredients to share with you that were:

  1. easy to find
  2. had great flavor
  3. weren’t crazy expensive

So I headed over to the bulk food store.  This is not only the cheapest way to find specialty nut flours and honey, but you can be sure it will be fresh as well, and not sitting in a package on a shelf for weeks or even months.   I love bulk food stores and use them often!

I’ve been experimenting mainly with recipes that use almond flour because the substitution is 1-1 over regular flour.  That’s what I love about this recipe. 

 And Paleo allows raw honey and pure maple syrup as sweeteners.  So I’m using the honey quite often.

I’d love to hear from you, what you’ve tried, and of course especially if you make this amazing Muffin Recipe yourself!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs, whisked (at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 3 tbs raw honey
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

Let’s Bake!

Preheat your oven to 350F/180C

Grease a muffin tin (makes 12 regular sized muffins)

In a large bowl, mix up all the dry ingredients: almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.

In a medium-sized bowl, mush up the banana, add the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, and honey.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry, but do it by hand.

Now I’m new to the Paleo way of baking, but if you’ve made muffins before, you know where I’m going.  Muffins don’t like to be overmixed, so I applied the same principle here.  Just enough mixing to combine the wet and dry.

Stir in the chopped walnuts, but keep a 2 tbsp. back to sprinkle on the tops before baking.

And that’s it!

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out cleanly.

The smell, when they are baking, is divine, and you will have a sweet reward for very little effort.

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banana muffin batter in muffin tin

Enjoy!

close up of banana walnut muffins on wire baking rack
Yield: 12

Paleo Banana Muffin Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, ripe
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs, whisked (at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 3 tbs raw honey
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

Let's Bake!

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F/180C
  2. Grease a muffin tin (makes 12 regular sized muffins)
  3. In a large bowl, mix up all the dry ingredients: almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, mush up the banana, add the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, and honey.
  5. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry, but do it by hand.
  6. Now I'm new to the Paleo way of baking, but if you've made muffins before, you know where I'm going.  Muffins don't like to be overmixed, so I applied the same principle here.  Just enough mixing to combine the wet and dry.
  7. Stir in the chopped walnuts, but keep a 2 tbsp. back to sprinkle on the tops before baking.
  8. And that's it!
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out cleanly.
  10. The smell, when they are baking, is divine, and you will have a sweet reward for very little effort.
  11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g

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Hi there, I'm Judy, it's awesome to meet you! I'm a writer, master pie baker and I've been helping people reach their personal and career goals for over 30 years.   I believe everyone should experience the joy of creating old fashioned recipes, just like Mom or Grandma used to make. And I also help you to create those memories for you and your family with Simple, Delicious, Wholesome recipes that you can learn to make. We also help you discover that Simple Living isn't just a concept.  It's a state of mind. Comforting food and Simple Living. It's all here. You can read more on my About page!

Carissa

Monday 8th of February 2021

wonderful recipe! We loved it and can't wait to make it again! And my 3 year old said to let everyone know that kids can make it too!

Judy Kahansky

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Hi Carissa, Oh I'm so glad you loved them. I must make them again soon myself! Oh and please say a big Thank You to your three year old. I'm now going to bake these with my granddaughters! xo

Abby

Sunday 19th of July 2020

Making these as we speak :) Was wondering if the dough (?) is supposed to be as thick as mine was? Maybe because paleo flours are different. This is my first time making from scratch instead of using a pre-made mix. Seemed really dry, almost like cookie dough consistency. Hoping they come out of the oven correct though :) Thanks!

Judy Kahansky

Saturday 1st of August 2020

Hi Abby - muffin batters are usually a bit dry - but you can always add a little more coconut oil in this case if you think it was too stiff. How did they turn out? I know the first few times I made this recipe they didn't rise, but hopefully yours were ok. Paleo flours - like almond flour and coconut flour are a bit different to handle. I find them so much lighter (in weight) than wheat flours.

Fitoru Keto

Saturday 16th of May 2020

I actually made this yesterday and it was really so good! Thank you so much for sharing!

Judy Kahansky

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

Hi there, so happy you loved it! They are amazing muffins.

Marie

Friday 12th of October 2018

I was wondering if I could use the same recipe but put blueberries and strawberries instead of bananas?

Judy

Sunday 14th of October 2018

I think you could do that Marie. Just use the base muffin mixture but add the fruit instead. You want to make sure the muffins are moist, so what I would do is cut the bananas in half and add blueberries or strawberries. I may try that myself!

Marie

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

I just made these, and they are absolutely amazing. I didn't change a thing. I will be making these again!!!

Judy

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

Thanks so much Marie! They are delicious, and I just might make some today! ?

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