You would never guess that these Paleo Banana Nut Muffins have no added sugar. All the sweetness comes from the bananas! These gluten-free, banana-sweetened muffins make a great breakfast or snack.

I need a little bit of cheering up today, so I’m focusing my energy on something that always makes me happy: healthy muffins! Fluffy, light, and delicious – muffins are being embraced wholeheartedly today.

I’ve been battling a pretty bad cold for the past week, and it’s left me exhausted, coughing, sneezing, and worst of all – uninspired. Finally, I just let myself be sick. Stopped trying to brainstorm recipes when I didn’t even want to think about food and took a nap in the middle of the day.

You would never guess that these Paleo Banana Nut Muffins have no added sugar - all the sweetness comes from the bananas! These gluten-free muffins make a great breakfast or snack.

It paid off because, after a day of rest, I woke up re-energized. Still coughing and sneezing a bit, but also totally antsy to get out of my apartment. I took a walk and ended up three miles down my street at my new favorite acai bowl place, my mind swirling with ideas and an iPhone note with a list of recipe titles. I got my groove back.

Despite my sickness, I did have one recipe success last week: these paleo banana nut muffins — and they were a major hit! I had written this recipe up before I got sick and I ended up making them midway through the week when I majorly needed a pick-me-up. Thankfully, they only take a few minutes to get into the oven. The cinnamon makes everything smell so warm and comforting while these are baking – I could even smell it through my stuffy nose!

You would never guess that these Paleo Banana Nut Muffins have no added sugar - all the sweetness comes from the bananas! These gluten-free muffins make a great breakfast or snack.

Let’s talk Banana Nut Muffins:

This banana nut muffin recipe is adapted from my paleo chocolate chunk banana bread, which is one of my favorite recipes and the all-time most popular recipe on my site! It’s a winner, for good reason. Like that bread, these muffins have NO added sugar. None. All the sweetness here comes from your ripe bananas, so make sure you let them get nice and ripe. The darker and spottier, the sweeter your muffins will be!

The only flour these use is coconut flour, and you can’t sub anything else! Coconut flour is uniquely absorbent and no other flour will match the texture you get from using coconut flour here.

You would never guess that these Paleo Banana Nut Muffins have no added sugar - all the sweetness comes from the bananas! These gluten-free muffins make a great breakfast or snack.

I opted for walnuts as the nut, which I feel are fairly traditional for banana nut muffins, but feel free to sub whichever nut is your favorite (or whatever you have). Pecans would be delish! You could also toss in some paleo chocolate chunks if you like a little chocolate in your muffins.

These muffins smell amazing coming out of the oven, and they taste even better! They’re sweet enough even without the sugar, allowing the banana flavor to shine. The texture is spot-on – fluffy, tender, and the toasted walnuts add a little extra crunch and warmth. I quickly devoured one, and I’m wishing I still had a few left! These are a real treat, whether it’s for breakfast, a snack, or welcome lunchbox addition. Happy baking!

You would never guess that these Paleo Banana Nut Muffins have no added sugar - all the sweetness comes from the bananas! These gluten-free muffins make a great breakfast or snack.

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You would never guess that these Paleo Banana Nut Muffins have no added sugar - all the sweetness comes from the bananas! These gluten-free muffins make a great breakfast or snack.

Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Paleo
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

You would never guess that these Paleo Banana Nut Muffins have no added sugar. All the sweetness comes from the bananas! These gluten-free, banana-sweetened muffins make a great breakfast or snack.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 34 large ripe bananas, 1⅔ cups mashed or 380 grams
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup almond butter or other nut or seed butter of choice
  • ⅓ cup (50g) coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 12 pan muffin tin with paper liners or grease with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl or mixer, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and ⅓ cup almond butter until fully combined.
  3. Add the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the walnuts.
  4. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin tins.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 16-19 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin should come out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Flip out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days, or in the refrigerator for 5 days.

Notes

To Freeze

  • Once completely cool, seal in an airtight container or zip bag, removing as much air from the bag as possible. Freeze for up to 4 months for best taste!

Adapted from Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread


Nutrition

  • Calories: 187
  • Sugar: 6
  • Fat: 15
  • Carbohydrates: 13
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 5

Keywords: paleo, muffins, banana, banana nut, no sugar added, walnuts

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