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
For the muffins
- 4 Bananas, raw
- 4 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
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.