What’s a more fragrant and satisfying way to start the day than good old-fashioned Primal Banana Nut Muffins. A staple of the American table, these sweet and nutty little biscuits take the cake. But their grain and gluten-free recipe let’s me love my body as much as I love my mornings. Paleo all the way, these amazing little energy snack packs boast healthy-fat flax and walnuts, and natural sweetness from bananas and raw honey, complemented with classic flavors of cinnamon and vanilla. Pack yourself a few of the puppies to take on a sunrise hike. Or bring as a midday snack to stave off the 3 o’clock crash. After dinner with coconut milk ice cream and a drizzle of honey will certainly end your week well with the simple and sweet sundae. These guys a great any day, any way.
Total Time to Make: 25 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup of almond flour
- 1/2 cup of coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons flax meal (or ground chia seed)
- 2 cage-free eggs
- 2 overripe bananas
- 1/4 cup raw honey or agave nectar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat muffin pan with coconut oil or line with paper liners.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs, bananas and sweetener with a hand mixer or whisk. Add coconut oil, and flax or chia meal. Beat mixture until well combined.
- In a separate medium bowl, blend almond and coconut flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Pour banana mixture into flour mixture and mix to combine. Chop walnuts and mix into the batter.
- Use a scoop or tablespoon to pour batter into prepared muffin pan. Place in oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until golden brown and firm on top. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
- Remove muffins from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
- Serve these muffins warm, or let cool completely and serve room temperature.
These Paleo Banana nut muffins can take a lot of variation. If you like a little extra spice, add black or white pepper to bring out the nuances of the cinnamon and vanilla. You can’t go wrong with chocolate, so a dose of cocoa powder in the batter and chocolate chips in the pool will keep the parents and kids coming back for more. Even add half a yam in place of a banana and pecans for walnuts, and you’ve got yourself a rather Southern sunrise prize.