Packed with nutrition and perfectly sweet, these paleo banana nut muffins are just what you need to start the day off right. Sweetened with only honey (and bananas), they’re perfectly safe for GAPS stage 6, too!
The Best Meal.
There’s no doubt in my mind that breakfast is the best meal of the day. Not only are the breakfast options delicious (hello smoothies, waffles, eggs, and brownies), breakfast is a healthy way to start your day! While some people might skip breakfast, I’m a huge proponent of eating within the first hour of waking to give your metabolism a healthy start. You don’t want to be running on stress hormones, my friends!
Some of my favorite healthy paleo and GAPS-friendly breakfasts include…
- Banana Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
- Paleo Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake
- Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl
- Paleo Pumpkin Porridge
- Sourdough Almond Flour Waffles
- Easy Paleo Mocha Chia Pudding
- Banana Mango Smoothie
- Easy Paleo Frittata with Beef & Kale
- Personal Pan Dark Chocolate Breakfast Brownie
Easy Paleo Banana Nut Muffins.
These tasty muffins are packed with vitamins and nutrients, and they taste delicious, too! Light and fluffy, with nutritious pecans and/or walnuts and potassium-rich bananas… How could you say no? Plus they’re pretty dang easy…
I usually use bananas that are just about to be “bad” for my banana nut muffins, but you can use bananas at whatever stage of life you enjoy them. 😉 Just make sure you have about 1 cup mashed or your end product won’t be the same as the pictures.
While I love making these paleo and GAPS-friendly by using almond flour and coconut flour, you can make them just normal gluten-free (and egg and dairy-free, too!) by using my recipe over at Natural Fertility & Wellness. They just happen to be pretty tasty, as well. 😉 For my almond and coconut flours, I usually use Anthony’s brand (just get it off Amazon). It’s organic and certified gluten-free. But I have also used my homemade coconut flour, and Azure Standard’s almond flour. Both delicious options!
I love using Azure Standard’s vanilla extract in this recipe, too. But I also use my homemade vanilla. If you’ve never made it before, it’s worth the try! Super easy and delicious… For the sweetener (besides the bananas), I love using honey. If you’re not into honey, or you’re not GAPS, you can use maple syrup. It’s a delicious option! And last note, for paleo, use baking powder (I have an easy DIY version here), but if you’re on the GAPS diet, you can just use baking soda.
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Easy Paleo Banana Nut Muffins
Free from grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 2 bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
- 6 tablespoons softened coconut oil or avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 3/4 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (for GAPS) or 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 and line a 12-count muffin tin with muffin liners, or grease it well. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mash the bananas. You should have at least 1 cup of mashed banana at the end.
Add in softened coconut or avocado oil, vanilla, eggs, and honey. Stir to combine.
Pour almond and coconut flours, baking soda/powder, and salt on top and mix to combine.
Fold in nuts and scoop 1/4 to 1/3 cupfuls into prepared muffin tin.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until tops spring back when touched and muffins are a golden color on top.
For GAPS stage 6 you’ll want to use crispy nuts. They’re easy to make by soaking your nuts in water for 24 hours, then draining them and dehydrating them on a cookie sheet on your oven’s lowest temperature.
You can pretty much use whatever nuts you want in this recipe. Pecans and walnuts are my favorites, but you could only use one or the other.