Breakfast · Desserts

Banana nut grain-free muffins

When I started my gluten-free diet, I realized that those gluten-free breads, treats and baking mixes are filled with questionable ingredients… as a general rule I do not eat things with ingredients I can’t pronounce or I wouldn’t normally keep in my pantry.

So here is a gluten-free treat made with real food.

1.5 C Almond Meal
1 tsp baking soda
3 very ripe bananas
Dates to taste…. I used about 12
2 tsp Cinnamon
3 eggs
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
2 tbsp Almond Butter
1 cup of chopped Walnuts


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Blend all ingredients together except for almond flour and walnuts.
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients..
  • Grease muffin molds of line with cupcake paper liners, pour batter and bake for 20 minutes or until you can stick a knife in them and the knife comes out dry (it will be oily but with no lumps of dough).

These muffins don’t raise as much as the wheat flour ones, so fill the mold a little more that you normally would.
They freeze well, so keep some in your freezer and bring along to birthday parties or any other situation where you might be tempted to indulge in less than healthy choices.


11 thoughts on “Banana nut grain-free muffins

      1. Thank you. With a few less dates (10 instead of 12) it comes out to 12g per muffin. Think I’m gonna try this one this weekend.


  1. Sounds yummy! Can u post more ideas utilizing the almond meal and almond butter since I’ll have to purchase that? Great job stating healthy


    1. I only bake with almond and coconut flour so there will be plenty of opportunities to use it. The almond butter tastes great as a celery dip or in almond butter / raw honey sandwiches


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