Full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, these paleo and GAPS Banana Avocado Mint Muffins are healthy enough for breakfast, but delicious enough for a treat!
Not always a fan.
If you search this blog for recipes with avocados in them, you’ll quickly find out that avocados and I don’t have the best history. We actually didn’t start getting along at all until last year.
They (whoever they are) say that your taste buds can change as you get older. I say your taste buds can change when you go through a detox diet. And they can change quickly! During my time on the GAPS intro diet last year I went from loathing (cue the Wicked soundtrack!) avocados to craving them within a matter of about a week.
And they didn’t have to be covered in chocolate either. Not that they could’ve been, since chocolate isn’t allowed on the GAPS intro diet.
A new appreciation.
Yes, getting rid of all the bad bugs in my gut made me appreciate the wonderful food that the avocado is. Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fats (the ones that are good for your heart and brain), vitamins A, B, C, E and K, antioxidants, folate, protein, and trace minerals! (If you want to know why minerals are important, read my latest post.) They’re pretty powerful fruits!
Banana Avocado Mint Muffins.
Seriously, friends. If you’re thinking, “I can see stuffing avocados on a salad, in a dressing or smoothie, but a muffin?” Have no fear. They’re delicious.
If you’re not a fan of mint, leave it out. They’ll still be tasty. If you wanna dress them up a little, add chocolate chips. I probably would’ve done this anyway if I hadn’t have made these while I was on my chocolate fast during the GAPS intro diet.
If you’re not all that sure about adding avocados to your muffins, please mosey on over to my other favorite grain, dairy, and refined sugar-free muffins as listed below. I won’t judge you.
- Dark Chocolate Triple Berry Muffins
- Savory Pumpkin Muffins with Apple & Sage
- Banana Lemon Muffins
- Pizza Meat Muffins
- Pumpkin Spice Muffins
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Banana Avocado Mint Muffins
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1/2-1 t. mint extract (depending how minty you like things)
- 1 c. almond flour
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1/4 t. salt
- optional 1/4 c. chopped dairy-free, refined sugar-free chocolate, if you want (why wouldn’t you?)
Preheat oven to 350F and grease 9 cavities of a muffin pan.
Place all ingredients in food processor. Mix until batter is smooth.
Pour into prepared muffin pan and bake for 30 minutes. Muffins will be very soft – don’t worry!
If you’re already an avocado fan, you’ll also love these recipes… If you’re not, but you’re adventurous, check them out anyway. You’ll at least love the chocolate-covered ones. 😉