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Mini Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

by Heather

The cutest and most delicious mini paleo banana nut muffins are here! These healthy muffins are made grain-free and have zero added sugar. They are naturally sweetened just from ripe bananas! We love them for breakfast, at snack time or to take on the go. An easy paleo muffin recipe to enjoy all day long!

mini paleo banana nut muffins

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Mini paleo banana nut muffins

If you are team bake with less sugar, these are your muffins!

They taste like a healthy banana bread dessert, but all the sweetness comes from the ripe bananas (yup, not even any maple syrup or honey in these!).

The mix of coconut flour and almond flour leave them with a soft crumb and the nuts add the perfect extra crunch for some texture.

Just the right banana flavor you know and love in a good banana bread recipe.

They are just the perfect one-bite treat for an afternoon snack or to serve along with a healthy breakfast!

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No sugar treats are my jam

For years, I’ve been making a healthy no sugar banana cake (AKA baby’s first smash cake) for my kiddo’s first birthday party.

It’s been a hit with you guys, and I love that it is still my #1 post here on the blog. It tells me you guys also love to feed your little kiddos recipes with no sugar, or lower sugar content.

This new paleo banana muffin recipe is an awesome alternative to that first no-sugar banana cake, but a grain-free option!

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What you’ll need for mini paleo banana nut muffins

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

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How to make them

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 – 24 cup mini muffin pans with paper liners. Or use a couple of silicone 24-cup mini muffin pans.
  2. In a large bowl mash the bananas until they are a soft consistency.  Add the eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.  Whisk together.
  3. Next, add the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and ¼ cup of the chopped nuts into the same bowl.  Stir to combine, then pour into your banana mixture.  Mix until just combined.
  4. Fill mini muffin tins until almost to the top with batter. Sprinkle the remaining nuts on top.
  5. Bake for 11-13 minutes.  The muffins are done once you stick a toothpick in them and it comes out with a soft crumb instead of wet. Cool and then enjoy!

Watch me make this gluten free banana muffin recipe

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

Can you make regular muffins instead of mini muffins?

Absolutely!

Simply use a regular muffin pan. This recipe should make about 12-16 regular sizes muffins.

The bake time would increase to around 20-24 minutes.

What’s the best way to store these muffins?

These cute paleo banana nut muffins can be stored at room temperature for 2-3 days. You can also store them in the fridge for 5-6 days.

I suggest keeping them in an airtight container (these are my favorites).

paleo banana nut muffin recipe

Can you freeze paleo banana nut muffins?

Yes, definitely!

Cool the almond flour banana muffins fully before freezing. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Put the muffins on parchment, making sure they are not touching so they don’t stick together.

Once the muffins are fully frozen, transfer muffins to a freezer bag, label and date them. Store muffins in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Here’s how to defrost muffins to eat

Either remove the number of mini muffins you want to eat and place them in the fridge to defrost overnight. Then place them on the counter to come to room temperature.

Or, if defrosting from frozen here’s what to do. Place muffins on a baking sheet and in a 300-degree oven until you have warm and delicious muffins.

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Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this gluten free banana muffins recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Ripe bananas – Substitutes for ripe and overripe bananas include very ripe plantain (it has a great banana flavor), or canned pumpkin puree. If you choose to use pumpkin you’ll want to add a little sweetness like coconut sugar or raw honey.

Coconut oil – A great alternative would be extra virgon olive oil, ghee, butter, or avocado oil.

Walnuts – The crunch of chopped nuts on the muffin tops should not be skipped! Pecans, almonds, and pistachios are all great alternatives.

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Mini Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

The cutest and most delicious mini paleo banana nut muffins are here! These healthy muffins are made grain-free and have zero added sugar. They are naturally sweetened just from ripe bananas! We love them for breakfast, at snack time or to take on the go. An easy paleo muffin recipe to enjoy all day long!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, fruit sweetened, muffin, paleo
Servings: 24
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 – 24 cup mini muffin pans with paper liners. Or use a couple of silicone 24-cup mini muffin pans.
  • In a large bowl mash the bananas until they are a soft consistency. Add the eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk together.
    how to make mini paleo banana nut muffins
  • Next, go in the dry ingredients – add the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and ¼ cup of the chopped nuts into the same bowl. Stir to combine, then pour into your banana mixture. Mix until just combined.
    how to make mini paleo banana nut muffins
  • Fill mini muffin tins until almost to the top with batter. Sprinkle the remaining nuts on top.
    how to make mini paleo banana nut muffins
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes. The muffins are done once you stick a toothpick in them and it comes out with a soft crumb instead of wet. Cool and then enjoy!
    how to make mini paleo banana nut muffins
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Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.8g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 3.3g
paleo banana nut muffins

If you try this paleo banana muffins recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in December 2017. Updated January 2023.*

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7 comments

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Derelle Letisser August 21, 2020 - 3:52 pm

5 stars
Delish!!
Healthy, easy to make!

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Heather August 22, 2020 - 5:38 am

So glad they were a hit Derelle!

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Elizabeth April 7, 2021 - 7:10 am

5 stars
These were delicious. I found that I had to cook longer. Maybe an oven temp issue for us?

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Heather April 11, 2021 - 6:08 pm

Yeah ovens can be tricky sometimes with baked goods. Glad you baked them a bit longer and got to enjoy them!

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Jess June 9, 2023 - 6:52 am

5 stars
Easy, tasty, healthy! Thanks for the great recipe!

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Heather June 12, 2023 - 5:13 am

You’re welcome, Jess! So glad you loved them!

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