Sunday, December 1, 2013

Simple Banana Bread Muffins (No Added Sugar)

We went to my boyfriend's parent's house for Thanksgiving break, and when we came home I had a bunch of overly ripe bananas that we hadn't eaten before we left. In this house, we absolutely love banana bread and I've tried a few different grain-free versions (most of which were awesome!), but I had never tried to make my own 5-ingredient version. I wasn't really sure how this would work out or taste, but it came out delicious!

1) 2 cups almond flour (I recommend Honeyville)
2) 3 eggs
3) 2 very ripe bananas (if your bananas are not super ripe, you can still use them and add in some honey to sweeten the batter)
4) 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
5) 2 teaspoons baking powder

Optional Add-ins:
1 TBSP cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I added almonds and it gave it a nice crunch!)
1/2 cup dried fruit or fresh blueberries
1/2 cup chocolate chips


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) This works best in the food processor but you can use a hand mixer too. Add the eggs, melted coconut oil and bananas to your bowl.
3) Blend until the bananas are completely mixed.
4) Add your almond flour and baking powder, and mix until fully incorporated.
5) Add your additional add-ins here if you are using any. I added cinnamon and chopped almonds, but made half of them plain and they were still super delicious!
6) Cook at 350 for 18-25 minutes, until fully cooked and firm when you press on them. I cooked them in silicone muffin liners, or you can use muffin liners in a regular muffin pan, or you can grease your muffin tin so the batter doesn't stick.
7) Enjoy! These would be delicious with some added butter or honey on top, as well.


  1. Do you think I could make these with coconut flour instead of almond flour?

  2. Coconut flour will act a lot differently in this recipe. You would have to add a lot less flour and a lot more liquid to balance it out.

  3. 3 Studies PROVE Why Coconut Oil Kills Fat.

    This means that you actually kill fat by eating coconut fats (in addition to coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from major medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!

  4. Coconut oil is hard to come by where I live. Is there a good substitute?