These Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins are gluten-free, grain-free, and bursting with chocolate – making them the paleo banana muffin of choice.
If you are looking for more paleo muffin recipes you’ve come to the right place. My Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins are a reader favorite. They are based on my Paleo Chocolate Muffins and are super easy to make.
For more recipe ideas check out my Paleo Recipes.
Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins
This year on Mothers day I’m focused on eating healthy and fueling my body with the right foods. These Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins are a new favorite of mine. I’ve been sick a lot lately and I’m trying to eat less processed sugar and grains. Giving up sugar and grains doesn’t mean that I need to give up flavor or texture.
With the right ingredients, and a killer paleo banana muffin recipe, you can still enjoy delicious muffins. Oh, and this paleo chocolate banana muffin recipe is pretty amazing in my opinion.
This paleo banana muffin recipe only uses a handful of nutritious ingredients and it’s the perfect combination of chocolate and bananas. The nuts are optional in this paleo chocolate banana muffin recipe, but we recommend you add them in for a bit of a nutty crunch.
Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffin Recipe
We tried to use the best, and most nutritious ingredients in these paleo chocolate banana muffin recipe. Did you know that Kroger has a line of products called “Simple Truth”? Several of them are organic. It’s inexpensive compared to a lot of organic brands, and they make hundreds of products.
I buy a lot of my gluten-free groceries from our local Kroger store, Fred Meyer. They have everything from almond flour, coconut oil, and honey to gluten-free animal crackers, cage-free eggs and more.
Ingredients in Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins
- coconut oil (or any oil you want to use)
- honey (or maple syrup)
- almond flour
- unsweetened cocoa
- gluten-free baking powder
- optional: pecans (or your favorite nut)
Paleo Banana Muffins
This year for Mothers day I’m serving up a healthy breakfast. Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins (check out the video above to see how easy they are to make) with kombucha, and fresh fruit. These paleo banana muffins are super chocolaty and packed with vitamins and healthy fats.
The banana adds moisture and nutrients, but isn’t overpowering. I used pecans, but you can use whichever nut you prefer or leave them out of this paleo chocolate banana muffin recipe.
How to make Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins
This paleo banana muffin recipe is super simple. Again, you can watch the video to see how easy they are to make. You can have these paleo chocolate banana muffins in the oven by the time the oven is done preheating.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a cupcake pan with 12 paper liners; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk smashed banana, oil, honey, and eggs.
- Add almond flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder and mix until well combined.
- Stir in chopped pecans.
- Spoon batter evenly into your paper liners.
- If desired, top with additional chopped pecans.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the center is set.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
If you have any questions after you read the recipe below, please leave a comment and I will get back to you.
Paleo Banana Muffins using Almond Flour
When I post a recipe for a baked treat that uses almond flour, I usually get two questions: Can I use almond meal instead of almond flour? AND, Can I use wheat flour?
First off, yes, you can use almond meal in these paleo banana muffins. The texture may vary slightly. When companies make almond meal, they usually leave the skin on when they grind the almonds. Almond flour is skin removed, and blanched.
Most recipes will work with one or the other, but not all. This paleo chocolate banana muffin recipe does work with almond meal.
To answer the second question: If you use wheat flour, it won’t be grain-free or Paleo. Also, I’ve never used wheat flour in this recipe or any recipe that I’ve developed using almond flour.
Sorry I can’t be more helpful answering this question. I’m Non-Celiac Gluten-Intolerant and I don’t eat wheat.
You guys will LOVE these Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins. These paleo banana muffins are easy to make, super tasty, healthy, and there’s no guilt if you decide to eat more than one paleo banana muffin.
You can freeze the leftover paleo chocolate banana muffins (assuming there’s leftovers) for up to a month and pull them out the night before to defrost them. If you like fudgy gooey brownies and bananas you are sure to love these Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins.
If you’re still not convinced that you should make these paleo chocolate banana muffins, you can check out some non-banana muffins that are also grain-free: Grain-Free Double Chocolate Muffins and Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins.
If you love Paleo banana muffins, Lindsay from Cotter Crunch has an incredible recipe for Toasted Coconut Paleo Banana Bread Muffins.
Happy Cooking and Baking,
If you make this paleo chocolate banana muffin recipe please stop back by and let me know what you thought! Any questions about this recipe? Leave a comment and I will get back to you.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 141mg Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g Protein: 6g