by Olena

Almond Flour Banana Muffins (Video)

by Olena

4.9 from 258 reviews

almond flour banana muffins

Easy low carb and gluten free almond flour banana muffins with literally no sugar. These mini almond banana breads are healthy enough for breakfast and melt in your mouth! Kids love these almond flour muffins!

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

I purchased a Costco size bag of almond flour and have been playing around with it for a month. 5 lbs gone and our family got 2 new staple muffins we can’t get enough of – almond muffins and these almond flour muffins. This recipe is a reader favorite!

Please read FAQ’s throughout the post, follow the recipe and you will be SO happy with the end result!!!

What Makes Almond Flour Muffins Healthy?

  • These easy almond flour muffins are sugar free. Like honey and maple syrup sugar free. Not even a drop of oil. Isn’t it amazing?!
  • Nutrition wise these muffins beat any as well – low carb, high protein and full of fiber. Eat one and you are full without even minor bloating. My kids love these and yours will too!!!
  • Paleo and keto if that’s your jam.

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How Do They Taste?

Unlike whole wheat muffins, these gluten free banana muffins melt in your mouth. Their texture and feel reminds me of a marshmallow or a sponge cake. I’m not the one to post bitten food pictures but in this case it was absolutely unavoidable step. SO SOFT AND GOOD!

What Are the Ingredients?

Main ingredients are:

  • Ripe bananas
  • Eggs
  • Almond flour

Then of course baking powder + soda, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt. That’s it!

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How to Make Almond Flour Banana Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray silicone muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, add bananas, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda + powder, salt and process until smooth. paleo banana muffins almond flour
  3. Add almond flour and process just enough to combine. Pause, scrape the walls and process just a bit again to combine. Add chocolate chips and stir with a spatula.  almond flour banana chocolate chip muffins
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, divide batter between 12 openings of previously prepared muffin tin and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted come out clean. Remove from the oven, let cool 20 minutes and enjoy.

Blender or Food Processor?

I used to say “no” to a food processor. But after so many readers have tried food processor and even hand mixer, I changed to “yes”. Just watch the video below.:)

I noticed no difference in almond flour muffins taste except the appearance. Blending bananas almost into a smoothie consistency ensures no banana lumps and that pillowy soft texture. There might be a few small banana chunks in a food processor batter and the looks is a bit more coarse.

But trust me, not a big deal!

almond flour banana muffins recipe

Chocolate Chips Substitute

I like to use mini dark chocolate chips. They distribute more evenly than large ones. To keep these paleo banana muffins really sugar free, try fresh or frozen blueberries, or cacao nibs.

Almond Flour Banana Bread?

Good news – I now have almond flour banana bread recipe on the blog. Hooray! It is different!

You can’t use this muffin recipe and make almond flour banana bread. Because almond banana bread will come out soggy in the middle. Make small almond flour banana breads in a shape of muffins.

More Yummy Almond Flour Goodies:

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Almond Flour Banana Muffins

4.9 from 258 reviews

Easy low carb and gluten free little banana breads with almond flour and no sugar. Healthy enough for breakfast and melt in your mouth almond flour muffins!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas (brown spots), large
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray silicone muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a powerful blender or food processor, add bananas, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda + powder, salt and process until smooth.
  3. Add almond flour and process just enough to combine. Pause, scrape the walls and process just a bit again to combine. Add chocolate chips and stir with a spatula.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, divide batter between 12 openings of previously prepared muffin tin and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted come out clean. Remove from the oven, let cool 20 minutes and enjoy.

Store: In a cool dry place for up to 5 days. Freeze for up to 3 months.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. So glad I saw this recipe! Thank you for sharing. First time my kids liked an almond flour recipe. I saw a lot of comments about cooking time but for me 30 min was perfect. I also used silicone liners and the muffins slid right out without any oil.

    1. I think different ovens and maybe altitude. At sea level in my brand new oven 30 mins is perfect. That’s so great! It sounds like you and kids have a new favorite, Zhanna!

  2. I’m not great at baking. These directions were so simple. I’m on a acid reflux diet so I substituted carob chips for chocolate. I added small amount of raisins and walnuts. It was wonderful. Thank you.

  3. Love love love this recipe! I throw in a handful of mini chocolate chips for the kids sometimes too! Go buy the big warehouse size bags of almond flour just for these!

  4. These are delicious. I left out the choc chips and added some coconut and chopped pecan nuts. Also I should’ve sprayed the cups as they stuck to bottom of the cups. Will definitely make them again. Thanks for the great recipe.

  5. Best muffins ever! Very versatile. I have added different things to recipe at different times, like cacao nibs, hemp seed, coconut, etc. I also use four bananas and like some others, 20 minutes baking works best for me. Love this recipe! Thanks Olena!

  6. These are fantastic muffins! Hard to believe there is no sugar added to the batter. I do think I’ll try them with a little more of the chocolate chips next time and also check them after 25 minutes, but this recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks!

  7. Love these! They turned out so moist. I added a little shredded zucchini and chopped walnuts. and instead of vanilla, that I crazily ran out of, I used butter extract.

  8. I tried these out and they were delicious! Even my picky teenager liked them. I like that they are quick and easy to make.

  9. just made this today…added leftover blueberries and doubled the amount of choc chips…they came out perfect…delicious, moist, and can taste all the flavors, including the vanilla…thank you

  10. Great tasting muffin. I’ll definitely make these again. I used sugar free choc chips.
    Personally, I didn’t feel mine needed 30 minutes to bake though. I set a timer, stepped away and asked my hubby to test them when the timer went off. When I came back and saw how dark they were and how much they stuck to the muffin papers (in spite of my spraying them) I was disappointed. I’ll still eat them because I don’t want to waste ingredients. But next time I’m going to try 20 minutes.

  11. I’m also watching my cholesterol and triglycerides. Can I substitute egg whites for whole eggs, as I usually do when baking muffins?

  12. Such a perfect muffin! I substituted the chocolate chips for a few blueberries in the middle of each muffin. If you line the muffin tin with paper baking cups you can skip the cooking spray.

  13. The muffins came out super moist and delicious! The truly do not nit taste like a “healthy” muffin because they taste so decadent! I had added some chopped pecans and extra cinnamon and about 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips, but reduced the muffin size to adjust for the increase in chocolate! Double thumbs up from my teenagers! Yay!

  14. This is a delicious recipe and will now be my go-to banana muffin recipe! I love using my vitamix for baking! The texture is perfect, and throwing all the ingredients into the vitamix makes things much easier with a toddler! Thanks for the amazing recipe!

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