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Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

January 4, 2015

These Paleo Banana Nut Muffins are a delicious grain-free muffin recipe made with the sweetness of bananas and the heartiness of almond meal for the perfect paleo muffin recipe without noticing that they’re gluten-free too!

It’s crazy how much things can change in just a few short years. I used to be baking biscoff stuff chocolate chip cookies and now I’m sharing a paleo muffin recipe on my blog. Life is weird like that! To be fair, I am definitely not paleo but I also appreciate good grain-free recipe and love the challenge or keeping things paleo without sacrificing on flavor. Everyone deserves a banana muffin every now and then amirite?! So I set out to master the perfect paleo banana nut muffin and I’m happy to say I succeeded. I definitely learned a few tips along the way so in addition to the recipe I’ll be sharing some of my best paleo baking tips. Let’s get into it…

These paleo banana nut muffins are made #glutenfree and #paleo with almond meal and coconut flour as well as the delicious sweetness straight from bananas!

How To Make Paleo Muffins

The key ingredients in these paleo banana muffins is replacing regular whole wheat flour with almond meal and coconut flour. Note: There is a difference between almond meal and almond flour. Almond meal is ground whole almonds whereas almond flour is ground blanched almonds. The skin of the almonds is a great source of a fibre and does in fact affect the final texture of the recipe. Be sure to use almond meal and not almond flour. If you’re wondering how to make nut flours, check out this DIY post so you can make them at home (for cheaper!)

Coconut flour is also a great substitute for paleo muffins. Coconut flour is also high in fibre and a great source of healthy fats. It is, however super absorbent so don’t try to replace it with other types of flours. It is not a 1:1 ratio with any other flour. FYI this is why you’ll often find recipes with coconut flour using a lot of eggs (it absorbs them right up!).

Delicious paleo banana muffins sweetened with ripe bananas and honey and kept #grainfree with coconut and almond flours

How Are These Paleo Banana Nut Muffins Sweetened?

One of my favorite parts of this recipe is that most of the sweetness comes straight from bananas! The only added sugar is 2 tbsps of honey, which you could omit if you don’t like things super sweet or replace with another sweetener. Note: Your bananas should be very ripe. The riper the bananas, the sweeter the muffins and since they’re basically sweetened entirely with bananas you want them to be very ripe for this paleo banana muffin recipe.

Paleo Muffins – They’re Delicious!

Like this paleo banana nut muffins? Here are a few other paleo muffin recipes you might enjoy:

Paleo or not these muffins a delicious and will quickly become a staple both you and your families will enjoy. Let’s dig in…


Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

Paleo Banana Nut Muffins – a grain-free muffin recipe with the sweetness of bananas and the heartiness of almond meal for the perfect paleo muffin recipe.


  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 large very ripe bananas, mashed*
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 T honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped, mixed nuts (I used a mix of pecans and walnuts)**


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl combine bananas, almond milk, honey, eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just combined. Stir in nuts.
  5. Line a muffin tray with muffin liners or grease well and fill each cup 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool in tray for 20 minutes before removing from tray to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Will keep in an airtight container on the counter for 3 days or longer in refrigerator.

*I use super ripe bananas that I froze and thawed.
**Feel free to substitute with dairy-free chocolate chips (I like the enjoy life brand).

Grain-Free muffins have never tasted so good with this paleo banana nut muffin recipe made with coconut and almond flours + with ripe bananas and honey! #paleo #muffins


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  • Reply
    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
    January 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    LOL at smuggling muffins across the border. Bet you’re glad that’s over haha

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      you don’t even want to know what I’ve said to security agents to get across…

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance
    January 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    That’s hilarious about smuggling baked goods to him haha I would love to be the person behind you to hear that explanation. Love that you lightened these up!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      January 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      one time they pulled out 3 different types of baked goods and the guy told me that C better marry me or he would haha. Proud moment for me lol

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    January 5, 2015 at 1:20 am

    You guys are too cute! <3 P.S. be prepared for me to harass you about the long distance relationship thing…I'm officially doing it and it's kinda scary!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    January 5, 2015 at 12:54 am

    You guys really are an epic pair- Just being in your presence you can tell the connection is authentic. Also the fact that you saved most of that delicious cookie from Portland Variety for him- True love.

    I actually have a sorta kinda not related post tomorrow on relationships but with friends but change has happened and it’s been a good one. For mental sanity.

    Also, bomb muffins.

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    January 5, 2015 at 12:08 am

    You and C are the cutest and my favorite couple ever and every time I think about what I want my relationship to be like I think of you two. Totally told A how you guys are Habs fans since we were at the game last night!! xoxo

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 9, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      GAH we need to double date. Let’s pick a city and meet there, OKAY?!!

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    January 4, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Such a sweet post, Davida. <3

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 9, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      thanks, love 🙂

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    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
    January 4, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    These muffins look awesome! I have a lot of relationships that have changed over the past few years. I think in many ways I am very different and that is a huge part of it. I became interested in health and fitness about four years ago and that refocuses so much of everything you do. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 9, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      totally. I think we we change our relationships with those around us change. It’s natural for some to fall apart and some to strengthen in that process of self-discovery. It can be hard to let go of the ones that no longer work but it’s worth it for the ones that do!

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    Luv What You Do
    January 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Yum! Those look awesome!

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    Alysia @ Slim Sanity
    January 4, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Oh gosh – relationships change like crazy. And it can definitely be a good thing!! I could tell how much my relationship with Kyle changed before we got engaged. Our communication was 100% different. We both grew out of bad behaviors (I guess you can say), we grew up, and things were awesome. I should say – things are awesome. Because they still are, happily married for 7 months now 😉

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      So happy for you guys!!!

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    January 4, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Some days I think there is nothing better than waking up to a banana nut muffin, although it’s always better when the Hubby is by my side. He’s been home for two straight weeks now, which is an eternity compared to how it normally is, and tomorrow he shoves off, back to school again. I’ll miss him, although a banana nut muffin could be a good consolation prize.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 9, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      We should snuggle with some muffins. Next time C goes out of town we can virtually snuggle with muffins and wine!!

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    Miss Polkadot
    January 4, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    You guys are too cute. Yes, saying that even without a picture of you in this particular post. Call me nosey but I really enjoy hearing the stories about others’ loved ones. Especially when they include muffins. I think you still have my address from that letter way back so you know where to send half a dozen of these. Thankyouverymuch.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      It was nearly impossible trying to get muffins between the US and Canada…god only knows what would happen if I tried to ship them to europe haha!

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    January 4, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Utterly obsessed is an understatement 😀 Slash….you should relocate to my backyard, right MEOW. I could totally see you guys buying Curtle’s parent’s house down the street 😀 Pretty please!

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