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Banana muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These easy grain-free and gluten-free muffins are a delicious, healthy breakfast or snack for growing kids!  The muffins are also paleo-friendly and can be easily adjusted to fit low-carb and AIP lifestyles.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 medium bananas ripe or overripe
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar optional
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips You can add more if desired

Instructions
 

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350
    2. Peel bananas and place on a plate.  Using a fork, mash them until they are a goopy mess.  
    3. Put the mashed bananas into your food processor.  (You can also use a blender or a mixing bowl with a hand mixer).
    4. Add eggs (I always crack them into a small bowl one at a time before adding them to the food processor to make sure I don't get shells in my recipe).
    5. Add almond butter and melted butter.  Blend ingredients well.
    6.  Add coconut flour, spices, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and vanilla.  Use a fork to evenly distribute the ingredients a bit before turning on the food processor.  Blend again.
    7. At this point, taste the mixture and decide whether to add sugar.  The muffins are good either way - it is up to you how sweet you would like them to be.
    8. Prep your muffin pan.  You can either use paper baking cups, or grease it with coconut oil spray or butter.
    9. Place two chocolate chips in each cup of your muffin tin.  Fill the cups halfway with the muffin batter.  Place two-three more chocolate chips in each one, then fill to about 3/4 full.  Finish by adding an additional 2-3 chocolate chips.
    10. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in one of the center muffins comes out clean (watch out for melted chocolate).
Keyword almond butter, banana muffins, coconut flour, gluten-free, grain-free, healthy, paleo