These light and fluffy Almond Flour Banana Muffins taste like banana bread in a muffin! This recipe is made gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. Both kids and adults love these yummy muffins.

three almond flour banana muffins stacked together

If you love my Banana Bread recipe, then you will love these almond flour banana muffins! Sweetened with ripe bananas and maple syrup, they’re loaded with banana flavor and crunchy walnuts.

They make a great grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings. I hope you love this almond flour recipe using simple ingredients.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • They’re gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free!
  • These Almond Flour Banana Muffins are a breeze to make. You don’t even need a mixer which means one less thing to wash. Simply add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and you’ve got muffin batter.
  • They’re a healthier alternative to curb that sweet craving. Bananas add natural sweetness which means they only need a small amount of maple syrup for ample sweetness.

Key Ingredients

Almond flour adds structure without any flour or grains! Almond flour is the same as almond meal, but uses ground almonds to a much finer consistency. Almond flour is low-carb and replaces all purpose flour or wheat flour in this recipe.

Walnuts pair perfectly with the banana flavor plus it adds delicious crunch. You can substitute the walnuts with chocolate chips, if you love chocolate as much as I do!

Bananas sweeten up the muffins naturally and give them banana flavor without too much added sugar. The bananas also add moisture and replace the need for coconut oil or butter in the muffins.

Maple syrup adds extra sweetness without any refined cane sugar. I normally love using coconut sugar, but the maple syrup is the liquid sweetener for this recipe. See my list of the best sugar substitutes when you’re watching your sugar intake.

Ingredients for almond flour banana muffins

Recipe Steps

Step One

Preheat the oven and spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Step Two

In a large bowl whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, sea salt, and walnuts then set aside.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

How to make almond flour banana muffins

Step Three

In a separate bowl, combine the mashed bananas, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir and then pour into dry ingredients.

Step Four

Stir the batter and then divide between the wells of the muffin pan.

Step Five

Bake about 25 minutes or until the tops of the muffins turn golden brown.

Step Six

Let the muffins cool in the muffins cup for 10 minutes then remove from the muffin cup and enjoy! These almond flour muffins are great served warm or at room temperature. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Banana muffins baked in a tin

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Store any leftover muffins in a covered container on the countertop for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Make sure you use ripe bananas! As a banana ripens its starch converts to sugar which not only makes it easier to digest but creamier and sweeter for muffins. Unripe bananas taste chalky and flavorless.
  • You can use muffin liners instead of nonstick spray, if you prefer.
picture of a hand holding a muffin with a bite taken out of it

FAQs

Can I freeze these banana muffins?

Yes wait until they’re completely cool and carefully place in a gallon size ziptop freezer bag. Use a sharpie to date the bag and freeze for up to 2 months.

Can I substitute the walnuts?

Yes if you don’t like walnuts or don’t have any in the pantry that’s okay. Pecans or almonds work great too. You could also add chocolate chips or raisins if you like. Make sure to check labels for dairy if you add chocolate chips.

Can these paleo banana muffins be made vegan?

Yes, you can replace the regular egg with a flax egg to make this recipe plant-based and vegan.

Can I use oat flour for these muffins?

I haven’t tested these with oat flour.

Other Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes You Might Like

A stack of almond flour banana muffins

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a stack of almond flour banana muffins

Almond Flour Banana Muffins


Description

These light and fluffy Almond Flour Banana Muffins taste like banana bread in a muffin! This recipe is made gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. Both kids and adults love these yummy muffins.


Ingredients

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Spray a muffin tin lightly with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, sea salt, and walnuts. Whisk together the ingredients and then set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Stir to combine and then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir the batter and then divide it between the muffin wells.
  5. Bake the muffins for 25-28 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins start to turn a golden brown.
  6. Let the muffins cool for about 10 minutes in the muffin tin, and then remove them to a serving plate.
  7. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  1. Store any leftover muffins in a covered container on the countertop for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  2. You can replace the regular egg with a flax egg to make this recipe plant-based and vegan.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Grain-Free

Keywords: grain-free muffins, banana bread muffins, almond flour muffins

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