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Almond Flour Banana Muffins (Gluten Free, Paleo, DF)

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Almond flour banana muffins are delicious gluten free muffins that are easy to make! They’re grain free, paleo, dairy free, and free of refined added sugar and coconut oil. You will love them!

almond flour banana muffins

Love banana? Try these almond flour banana bread cookies!

Banana muffins with almond flour can be equally as delicious as their gluten containing counterparts. Who says you need to sacrifice flavor or texture when eating gluten free? Not me!

Thankfully these dairy free gluten free muffins are a cinch to make.

These paleo banana muffins don’t need any special equipment like a food processor or blender. Just a handy dandy mixing bowl and wooden spoon will do the trick!

almond flour banana muffins

These banana almond flour muffins are perfect for a quick grab-and-go breakfast, a healthy snack, or a special brunch item. They’re a total crowd pleaser.

Almond flour is a naturally gluten free flour, so using almond flour is a perfect choice for these gluten free banana muffins.

If this is your first time baking with almond flour, don’t be intimidated – just treat it the way you would any other flour.

almond flour banana muffins

Almond Flour Banana Muffins – Ingredients

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Almond Flour Banana Muffins – How To Make

First, preheat your oven to 425 ℉ and line your muffin tin with parchment paper liners.

Next, mix up your dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. This includes the 2 cups almond flour, salt, baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

almond flour banana muffins

Next, mash the ripe bananas with a fork, and add them into the bowl with the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and the egg. You want the bananas to be super ripe to sweeten these dairy free banana muffins.

Stir to combine until a batter forms. If you’d like to add the optional 1/2 cup chocolate chips, or 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, you can mix these in now.

Scoop the dough into the lined muffin tin filling about 3/4 of the way full. I used a cookie scoop to keep things even.

almond flour banana muffins

Place the muffin tin into the oven to bake for 5 minutes. Then, lower the heat to 350 ℉ and continue to cook for about 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the muffins come to room temperature before eating. The inside of the muffin will continue to set up as it cools.

Store these dairy free banana muffins in an airtight container in the fridge or on the counter for 3-5 days. Or store for 2 months in the freezer.

almond flour banana muffins

Looking for another almond flour recipe? Try these gluten free chocolate walnut cookies!

Where Do You Buy Almond Flour?

I typically purchase my almond flour from Costco.  It’s the best price I’ve found.  You can get 3 pounds for $11.99.  If you don’t live near a Costco, you can check your local grocery store for their store brand, or Bob’s Red Mill.  Alternately, you could order the Anthony’s brand from Amazon.

almond flour banana muffins

Almond Flour Banana Muffins – Tips

Don’t mash the bananas to death. Keep a little texture in them!

Don’t use bananas that are completely black and wet when mashed. This will add too much moisture in the recipe.

Use an ice cream scoop to measure out the batter and scoop it into the muffin liners. This will help each muffin bake evenly and make it easy to fill the muffin cups.

almond flour banana muffins

Use high quality parchment paper muffin cups. I recommend these liners for any muffin or cupcake you’re baking. They are made with unbleached parchment paper and they’re naturally non-stick with no yucky chemicals. These liners will ensure your muffins don’t stick.

Follow the recipe and try to avoid substituting flours like coconut flour or oat flour for this muffin recipe.

I haven’t tried substituting flax eggs for the eggs in this banana muffin recipe, but I’d be surprised if it didn’t work. Let me know if you give it a try!

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Almond Flour Banana Muffins – FAQ’s

Q: Why did my banana muffins not rise?
A: This could be due to a number of reasons. The leavening agent, in this case the baking soda and baking powder, could be old or expired. Test your baking powder/soda by adding a little bit to a teaspoon of vinegar to see if it fizzes. This could also be due to the high moisture content in bananas. If you’re having trouble getting your banana muffins to rise, try decreasing the amount of banana.

Q: Can I substitute all purpose flour for almond flour in muffins?
A: Unfortunately all purpose flour can’t be substituted as a 1:1 ratio. Almond flour has a high oil content and therefore would change the texture of the recipe quite a bit. This would have to be accounted for if experimenting with substituting all purpose flour.

Q: Is almond flour good to bake with?
A: Yes! Almond flour has a great nutty flavor that’s not overpowering. It lends to soft baked goods and is great gluten free baking substitute, and the perfect addition to your paleo baking staples.

 

Check out my other recipes for gluten free muffins:

paleo muffins with maple and pecans
healthy paleo blueberry muffins
healthy lemon poppy seed muffins
gluten free and paleo strawberry muffins

 

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Almond Flour Banana Muffins

Almond flour banana muffins are a delicious gluten free muffin that are easy to make! They're paleo, dairy free, and refined sugar free. Perfect for a healthy paleo breakfast or snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 425 ℉ and line your muffin tin with parchment paper liners.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • Mash the bananas with a fork, and add them into the bowl with the maple syrup, vanilla, and eggs, mixing until a batter is formed.
  • If using the optional 1/2 cup chocolate chips and/or 1/2 cup chopped walnuts OR pecans, mix these in now.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough into the lined muffin tin filling about 3/4 of the way full.
  • Place the muffin tin into the oven to bake for 5 minutes. Then, lower the heat to 350 ℉ and continue to cook for about 15-18 minutes, or until they're golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the muffins come to room temperature before eating. The inside of the muffin will continue to set up as they cool.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or on the counter for 3-5 days. Or store for 2 months in the freezer.°

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NOTES

My muffins were perfect at 15 minutes (after lowering the temp to 350℉, so 20 minutes total) but all ovens vary so keep an eye on them. 
Nutrition Facts
Almond Flour Banana Muffins
Serving Size
 
1 muffin
Amount per Serving
Calories
172
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9.4
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.8
g
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
18
g
6
%
Fiber
 
3.1
g
13
%
Sugar
 
8.9
g
10
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Type: Muffins
Cuisine: American
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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Addie
    February 21, 2021 at 11:27 am

    These were perfectly moist and so delicious! My whole family loved them. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Jill
      February 21, 2021 at 11:28 am

      Thanks for the review, Addie! I love their texture too. 🙂

  • Reply
    Kathy
    February 22, 2021 at 10:17 am

    We made these yesterday and oh my goodness they’re perfect! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Jill
      February 22, 2021 at 10:18 am

      Yay! So glad to hear it! Thanks, Kathy!

  • Reply
    Marion
    February 23, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Have you figured the nutritional values for each?

    • Reply
      Jill
      February 23, 2021 at 9:44 am

      Hi Marion! Here’s the nutritional info for one muffin – Calories: 172 Total Fat: 9.4g Saturated Fat: .8g Total Carbs: 17.9 Fiber: 3.1g Sugars: 8.9g Protein: 5g

      Let me know if you have any other questions. Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    February 24, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    I just made these! However, they are not golden brown like your photos, they are still light colored. They don’t look as nice as yours!

    • Reply
      Jill
      February 26, 2021 at 4:19 pm

      Hmm…you’ve got me stumped on this one! Did you make any substitutions? Did you have the oven preheated to 425 for the first 5 minutes?

      • Reply
        Rachel
        February 26, 2021 at 4:33 pm

        Not sure why it didn’t turn dark, I followed the steps exactly! But I will say they are delicious! My 16mo old sons loved them too!! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Anna
    February 25, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    These were perfectly moist, fluffy and delicious!
    I just took them out of the oven and I like to melt my alternative butter in them while they’re still
    hot:o)
    I did substitute 1/4 C tapioca flour for 1/4 C of the almond just because I have it on the shelf. I also like to add raisins and dried cranberries in moderation to satisfy my husband’s sweet tooth.
    Thank you, Jill, for a perfectly balanced almond flour banana recipe with no dairy and no refined sugars! Bravo.

    • Reply
      Jill
      February 25, 2021 at 9:31 pm

      You’re so welcome! Your additions sound delicious. Thanks for the review, Anna!

  • Reply
    Erin
    April 10, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Love, love, LOVE these muffins! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Jill
      April 10, 2021 at 12:04 am

      I love them too! Aren’t they so yummy?? Thanks, Erin!

  • Reply
    Tiffany Boeglin
    April 25, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    My daughter, who has a dairy allergy, loved these! They seemed a little gritty to me with the almond flour only, so I might sub in a little coconut flour next time as well. I love that they are not overly sweet and simple to make. I’m excited to try the blueberry muffins next. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Jill
      April 25, 2021 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Tiffany! So glad your daughter loved them. 🙂 I’m curious what brand of almond flour you used? I don’t find them gritty at all. Just super soft and moist. Thanks again for the review!

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