Almond Butter Banana Muffins

Do you really need an excuse to make these?
Almond Butter Banana Muffins

Recipe Courtesy of paleoishperez

“Sometimes I get to share my food in person, which is the epitome of satisfaction, especially when fights break out over who gets the last bite. Family Breakfast Friday became a tradition at our little Crossfit box in Queens over the summer, when we all decided eating was probably the best activity after a hard workout. 

This past Family Breakfast Friday (Valentine's Day Edition), I brought to the box probably some of my favorite early morning treats: Almond Butter Banana Muffins. As my good friend and lifting partner, Mel, commented, "they're like a really really good old fashion banana muffin!" They really are! They're soft and spongy like real muffins, but they also have an added flavor of almonds and cocoa. They're not too sweet, not too indulgent. Perfect for a post-workout chat with friends. I hope you bring these to your group and maybe start a Family Breakfast Friday tradition of your own!”

- Christine Perez

Christine is a reformed clean eater and wellness promoter. She started Paleo-ish Perez after discovering that eating well and cooking should be accessible to everyone. When she’s not meal prepping, listening to music, writing, or eating, she can be found lifting heavy things and hanging with the best people at Crossfit Queens in Astoria, New York. Find more of her recipes at paleoishperez.com

12
Servings
192
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the muffins

  • Bananas, raw
  • Eggs
  • 1/2  Cup  olive oil or butter
  • 1/2  Cup  Nuts, almond butter, plain, with salt added
  • 1/3  Cup  coconut flour
  • 1  Tablespoon  cinnamon
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  baking soda
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Cup  chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1  Tablespoon  vegan, vanilla, protein powder

Directions

For the muffins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line muffin tins with muffin liners (Valentine's Day themed ones if you're feeling it)

Mash bananas in medium to large bowl.

Add eggs to bananas and mix.

Add olive oil to the mix.

Add almond butter (Note: you might want to melt it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to make it easy to blend with the rest of the ingredients) and vanilla extract. Mix well.

Add coconut flour, vanilla protein (optional), baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt to the wet ingredients.

Fill cups, leaving a little room for them to rise.

Place in oven for about 15-18 minutes. Poke with a toothpick at 15 minutes, and if it comes out clean, you're done! I kept them in the oven for an extra 3-5 minutes to brown the tops, but you don't have to.

Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
14µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
81mg
12%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
57mg
4%
Water
4g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%