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?
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!
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?
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.
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!
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.
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!
There are many choices for ingredients when you start baking the Paleo way. I wanted to find ingredients to share with you that were:
- easy to find
- had great flavor
- 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!
- 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
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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