Almond Flour Banana Nut Muffins (Gluten Free)

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes

Light, hearty and perfectly moist, these gluten-free banana nut muffins taste are high in protein, low carb and oh-so-delicious. The ultimate breakfast or snack recipe for on-the-go!

Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins on a cooling rack

Once I started baking with almond flour I was immediately hooked! Light, nutty, and almost buttery in texture, I love how airy and moist baked goods turn out when made with almond flour instead of traditional all-purpose white flour.

Almond Flour Berry Muffins Easy Gluten Free Baking Recipe

The first time I experimented with baking with almond flour was when I created these super popular Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins. If you haven’t tried them yet you must. They’re lightly sweetened, moist, and naturally gluten-free.

Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Most recently I decided to turn the basic gluten-free muffin recipe into a sweet and crunchy banana nut muffin.

Since bananas are naturally sweet, you don’t need a lot of added sugar to this muffin batter. In fact, I only use a little bit of honey to sweeten the entire batch.

Liz Pouring Maple Syrup

Frequently asked questions:

What is almond flour?

Almond meal, almond flour or ground almond is made from ground sweet almonds. Almond flour is usually made with blanched almonds, whereas almond meal can be made with whole or blanched almonds. The consistency is more like corn meal than wheat flour.

Can I replace honey with maple syrup?

To substitute maple syrup for honey in a recipe, use 3/4 cup of maple syrup and 1/2 cup sugar for every 1 cup of honey. You can replace molasses with maple syrup in a one-to-one ratio. In each case, both the taste and texture will be affected by the substitution. Maple syrup is thinner than both honey and molasses.

How long will gluten free muffins last in the freezer?

The gluten-free banana nut muffins will last up to 3 months in the freezer stored in plastic wrap. To reheat, simply remove plastic wrap and microwave for 60 seconds.

What other ingredients can be added to gluten free muffins?

Feel free to swap out the banana with 1 cup of any fruit such as grated apples, diced peaches or raspberries.

Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

For crunch, texture and healthy fats I add in chopped walnuts but you could use pecans if you wish or skip the nuts entirely.

How Long Do the Muffins Have to Cool? I suggest cooling them on a baking rack for 15 minutes

Liz Serving Banana Nut Muffins

No forks required.

Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Almond Flour Banana Nut Muffins (Gluten Free)

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Light, hearty and perfectly moist, these gluten-free banana nut muffins taste are high in protein, low carb and oh-so-delicious.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes
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Servings12

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups almond meal (or almond flour)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large banana (thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup walnuts (chopped)

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 and line 12 muffin tins with baking cups.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • With the whisk attachment in a stand mixer, beat together eggs, egg whites, honey, olive oil, and vanilla over medium speed until combined.
  • Slowly add the almond flour mixture into the wet mixture while running over medium speed until fully blended.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and use a rubber spatula to gently fold in the bananas and walnuts.
  • Using an ice cream scoop or large spoons, drop mixture evenly into lined muffin pan. It should be enough for 12 muffins. Bake for 25 minutes then let cool on cooling rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 58IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg

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4 responses to “Almond Flour Banana Nut Muffins (Gluten Free)”

  1. Kristina Gentle Avatar
    Kristina Gentle

    I never take the time to comment on these recipes but here I am. This was so simple and easy and fantastic. I don’t like added sugar in my muffins and breads so this was right up my ally! I added cinnamon, cardamon and it was perfection!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Kristina!!

  2. Bonnie Bezila Avatar
    Bonnie Bezila

    This recipe is a keeper! I made the muffins this afternoon and I know I will be making them again. I got 18 muffins from the recipe but I made them a bit smaller. I used less batter for each muffin cup. I also topped each one with a piece of walnut. One thing I did differently was to blend in about 1/2 of the banana then stir the rest in with the nuts.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it!!!!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.