Almond Flour Banana Muffins

I always get excited when I have extra ripe bananas lying around because it means it is time for baking! Trust me, I have made many a banana treat before, like my chocolate chip banana bread and banana nut muffins, but these Almond Flour Banana Muffins have got to be my new favorite recipe.

These are truly the perfect muffin – soft & fluffy, deliciously moist, and of course loaded with chocolate chips! They’re dairy free, gluten free, and have a simply unbeatable melt-in-your-mouth texture. Plus these easy and healthy banana muffins can be enjoyed as a snack, breakfast, or even dessert!

a stack of two banana muffins on a plate surrounded by banana slices and chocolate chips

Ingredients needed for Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins…

All you need for these Almond Flour Banana Muffins is a few simple and healthy ingredients! I’m sure if you’re a frequent gluten free baker, you’ll already have them all on hand. Besides being entirely gluten free, these muffins are also dairy free and refined sugar free (besides the chocolate chips!)

  • Bananas: Can’t have banana muffins without bananas! Make sure to use extra ripe ones for the best flavor. You’ll need 1 cup of mashed banana.
  • Almond Butter: You guys know I love nut butter in my sweet treats! I like almond butter here because of its neutral flavor and creamy texture. Add 1/4 cup!
  • Coconut Oil: Refined coconut oil adds the perfect moisture to these gluten free muffins! Make sure to use refined coconut oil because unrefined or virgin tastes like coconuts and will make your muffins taste like that too. This recipe calls for 1/4 cup.
  • Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is a rich & delicious refined sugar free sweetener. And it is my favorite sugar to bake with! You will need 1 cup for these healthy banana muffins!
  • Almond Flour: The use of almond flour makes these banana muffins completely gluten free. It also makes them perfectly soft, light, and fluffy! You will need 2 cups.
  • Chocolate Chips: I am a firm believer that chocolate chips always belong in banana bread or banana muffins! I used 1/2 cup of semi sweet mini chips here, but feel free to measure with your heart.
  • Eggs: Add 2 eggs to these muffins for extra moisture and binding!
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp of vanilla extract gives these healthy muffins that classic taste.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds a perfect flavor here! Add 1 tsp.
  • Baking Powder: 2 tsp of baking powder helps to bake these muffins to absolute perfection!
  • Salt: Add a pinch of salt to balance out the sweet. 1/4 tsp to be specific!

That’s it! All you need for the perfect banana muffins.

gluten free banana muffins

What is almond flour?

Almond flour is essentially a fine flour made out of ground almonds. It is completely gluten free and makes for soft and fluffy baked goods. I absolutely love it and use it in tons of recipes! Here are some of my favorites: birthday cake blondies, healthy chocolate chip cookies, and even peanut butter eggs.

Can I substitute almond flour with regular flour?

No, you cannot directly substitute almond flour with regular flour. Since almond flour is ground almonds it works very differently in a baked good than regular all purpose flour would. It does not absorb as much liquid as your classic flour does and does not have the same binding qualities. This means you usually need much more almond flour in a recipe than you would regular flour. Therefore, a direct substitution will not exactly work although you could definitely experiment!

Is almond flour healthy?

Almond flour is definitely a healthy baking option, although I think it does depend on your definition of healthy! Almond flour is a less processed flour with minimal ingredients, the only one being almonds. It is also highly nutritious and has many health benefits, like reduced risk of heart disease and blood sugar control. Almond flour is also completely gluten free, low carb, and paleo which makes it the perfect option for those with food allergies or sensitivities.

a muffin tin of healthy banana muffins

How to make Gluten Free Banana Muffins…

These gluten free banana muffins are super easy to make! All you need is about 30 minutes, a bowl, and an oven. Of course you need a little bit more to get this treat on your table, but honestly not much!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mash you bananas.  Next add in the almond butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.  Mix until combined.
  3. Then add in the almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.  Combine evenly.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Grease or line a muffin tin.  Add about ice cream scoop sized spoonfuls of the batter to each muffin.  Top each muffin with more chocolate chips and a sprinkle of salt.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Let cool and enjoy!
closeup shot of chocolate chip banana muffins

Almond Flour Banana Muffins FAQs…

How to best store & serve these banana muffins?

These banana muffins can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days maximum. These muffins are super moist, which makes them delicious, but also means they won’t stay fresh outside of the refrigerator for long. To keep them best, I recommend storing in the fridge. They will stay for 1-2 weeks there!

For even longer storage, keep these almond flour banana muffins in the freezer. They will last a couple months and make for a perfect addition to your freezer stash of goodies. And if you don’t already have a freezer stash of goodies I highly recommend you make these and start one!

almond flour banana muffins

Can I add extra mix-ins to these muffins?

Of course! Nuts, different types of chocolate, berries, or banana slices would all make delicious mix-ins to these healthy muffins. You could also swap the almond butter for peanut butter to turn these into peanut butter banana muffins!

Can I make these muffins into mini muffins or a loaf?

I think you definitely could, although I have not tested it! If you were to make these banana muffins into a different shape, mini muffins or a loaf, you would just have to play around with the baking time a little. For the mini muffins you would need less time and for the loaf you would need more time.

If you try either of these out … let me know how it goes!

close up of a banana muffin with a bite taken out of it

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a gluten free banana muffin cut in half with almond butter on top
a stack of chocolate chip banana muffins

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Almond Flour Banana Muffins

Almond Flour Banana Muffins are the perfect muffin — soft & fluffy, extra moist, and loaded with chocolate chips!  Wholesome ingredients like almond butter, coconut sugar, and extra ripe bananas make these easy muffins entirely gluten free, dairy free, and healthy too.  These melt-in-your mouth muffins are perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mash you bananas.  Next add in the almond butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.  Mix until combined.
  3. Then add in the almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.  Combine evenly.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Grease or line a muffin tin.  Add about ice cream scoop sized spoonfuls of the batter to each muffin.  Top each muffin with more chocolate chips and a sprinkle of salt.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Let cool and enjoy!

Keywords: almond flour banana muffins, gluten free banana muffins, healthy banana muffins, almond flour chocolate chip banana muffins, gluten free chocolate chip banana muffins, banana muffins

banana muffins in the muffin tin on a white background

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4 Comments

  1. Hey Kay! These look absolutely delicious, cannot wait to bake these. Can I substitute organic pure cane sugar for the coconut sugar? Also, can I substitute the pure cane sugar for all your baked recipes? Thank you!

    • Kayla Berman

      Thanks Noura! I have not tested, but I think you should be able to swap the coconut sugar with pure cane sugar. Same goes for my other recipes! If you try it out, let me know how it goes 🙂

  2. Clarissa C

    I just made these and they are the best muffins I’ve ever had! Definitely adding this recipe to my rotation 🙂

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