If you're looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack option, then look no further than these paleo banana nut muffins! These muffins are perfect for anyone following a paleo or gluten-free diet, as they are made with only wholesome ingredients that will keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning long. Plus, they're super easy to make and taste amazing!
As someone who loves baking, I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to try. And when I discovered this recipe for paleo banana nut muffins, I knew I had to give it a go. The recipe was straightforward and easy to follow, and I loved that it used only natural ingredients. After a bit of trial and error, I finally perfected the recipe, and now these muffins have become a staple in my weekly meal prep routine.
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
How to Make Paleo Banana Nut Muffins:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, eggs, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract until well combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
Fold in the chopped walnuts.
Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
How to Store Paleo:
These muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to keep them fresh for longer, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
How to Refrigerate:
To refrigerate these muffins, place them in an airtight container or resealable bag and store them in the refrigerator for up to a week. When you're ready to eat them, simply take them out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature before enjoying them.
Tips for making perfect muffins every time
- Use ripe bananas: Ripe bananas are sweeter and more flavorful than unripe bananas, which will give your muffins a better taste. Mash the bananas well to ensure they mix well with the other ingredients.
- Measure your ingredients accurately: Precise measurements are key when it comes to baking. Use a kitchen scale or measuring cups and spoons to ensure you add the right amount of each ingredient.
- Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly: Sift or whisk together the dry ingredients to ensure they are evenly distributed and to prevent lumps.
- Don't overmix the batter: Over Mixing the batter can lead to tough and dense muffins. Mix the wet and dry ingredients until just combined, then fold in the chopped nuts gently.
- Use muffin liners: Muffin liners make it easy to remove the muffins from the tin and prevent sticking. Make sure to use high-quality liners that won't stick to the muffins.
Can I substitute the almond flour for another type of flour?
Yes, you can use any type of flour that you prefer. However, keep in mind that the texture and taste of the muffins may be slightly different depending on the type of flour you use.
Can I use a different type of nut instead of walnuts?
Absolutely! You can use any type of nut that you prefer or leave them out altogether if you're not a fan of nuts.
Can I freeze these muffins?
Yes, you can freeze these muffins for up to 3 months. Simply wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in a resealable freezer bag or container. When you're ready to eat them, simply thaw them at room temperature or reheat them in the oven or microwave.
Are these muffins suitable for a vegan diet?
No, these muffins contain eggs, which are not vegan. However, you may be able to substitute the eggs with a vegan egg substitute or flax egg, though the texture and taste of the muffins may be slightly different.
These paleo banana nut muffins are a healthy and delicious breakfast or snack option that everyone will love. They're easy to make, gluten-free, and packed with nutritious ingredients that will keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning long. So give this recipe a try and enjoy!