Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

If you’re anything like me and need to reduce (or eliminate) gluten, dairy and refined sugar from your diet, and are always on the hunt for whole-food alternatives for the foods you love, then look no further than these delicious muffins! They taste just like traditional banana bread but without the junky, dietary irritants. Enjoy!

At a Glance

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Bake time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins


  • 1½ cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup mashed bananas (approx. 2-3 bananas, depending on size)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tsp walnut butter
  • 1/2 cup walnut topping (use half in batter, save half for later)
  • 1/2 tsp melted coconut oil (only if using paper muffin cups)


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Line tin with paper muffin cups (if no cups, leave coconut oil out of the batter and coat tin with it instead).
  3. Mix all ingredients and pour evenly into tins/cups.
  4. Sprinkle remaining walnuts as a garnish on the tops of all the muffins.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes on the middle rack.
  6. Cool completely and then store in fridge.


  • Bananas that are overripe (brown) have the most flavor. I shop several days in advance of when I plan to make the muffins so the bananas have time to brown (or I put them in a paper bag to speed the process).
  • If you want a slightly more moist muffin, add more banana (up to 1 cup total). I do this for mine.
  • Store muffins in a covered container in the fridge – they’ll keep longer this way.
  • Microwave 10-15 seconds before eating if you don’t like them cold. The paper also peels better.
  • The pumpkin recipe I adapted from also makes delicious muffins (link below).


Source: Adapted from Paleo Plan’s Pumpkin Muffins

4 Comments Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

    1. Kristin Smith

      You missed them by two days! I had been browning the bananas on the counter for awhile but they weren’t ready during the time you were here. Oh well, more for me. ;-)


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