Our household has been eating food based on the Paleo diet for a few months.  Most of our usual treats and deserts don’t fit within our diet guidelines so we have had to find new recipes. I’ve found it’s possible to bake without wheat flour and still make it tasty. This recipe for Paleo Banana Muffins is very similar to our regular Paleo pancakes, which we love. Both wheat and gluten free this is right up our alley. The first time I tried them I made a few test batches with different toppings. I tired chocolate, different nuts, and some berries. He liked the walnuts, while I preferred the cherry muffins, both had a maple syrup drizzled on top. They both taste great with coffee and our morning omelets. A great replacement for your morning danish or regular muffin.

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Ingredients

Muffins

4 ripe bananas (Browner the better)

1 cup almond butter

1 tablespoon of raw honey (melted)

1/3 cup of coconut oil (melted)

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

3 eggs

1 cup almond flour

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

Toppings

thawed frozen cherries (2-3 per muffin)

chopped walnuts (sprinkled on top, toasted if desired)

1 teaspoon of maple syrup on each muffin

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place muffin cups in the muffin pans, set aside. I prefer the tin foil muffin liners.
  3. Place bananas, almond butter, honey, vanilla extract, coconut oil and eggs mix with potato masher until combined.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine almond flour, baking soda and sea salt.
  5. Incorporate both dry and wet ingredients in a mixing bowl. Edit : If your mixture is too dry add some full fat coconut milk to moisten. 
  6. With a spoon, scoop batter and carefully fill-in each muffin cup. Once all the muffin cups have been filled pick your topping flavor of choice. Push two to three thawed cherries into the batter of each muffin cup, or place chopped walnuts to almost cover the batter in each cup. Pour a teaspoon of maple syrup over each muffin.
  7. Place pans in the oven and bake fore 30 minutes or until done. Be sure to keep an eye on these little guys…you don’t want them to burn.

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