Paleo Banana Bread Muffins Print Recipe Print Recipe


There’s something comforting about muffins, especially banana bread muffins. a classic.

I’ve been baking more often these days. Probably because cooking and strong smells tend to set me off. There’s been a lot of talk about paleo these days, especially if you get into CrossFit. I also have a few friends that follow the diet and thought I’d play around with a few recipes and bring them some goodies.

I had to do a little research first since I wasn’t familiar with the diet. I honestly don’t think I could do it, but I give all you who do follow it a lot of credit. Not sure I could give up grains, legumes and then of course, alcohol – except when I’m pregnant and that’s painful enough.

I definitely plan on playing around with more Paleo recipes since I like that they’re all gluten-free and don’t require processed sugars. However, I don’t intend on going strictly paleo anytime soon.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Paleo diet here.



At first bite, I was pleasantly surprised. The consistency was perfectly moist and the flavor had a nice spice and nuttiness to them. I spread a little coconut oil and oh boy, was it heavenly. My husband was also a huge fan of these and was thrilled there wasn’t any added sugar.  He’s watching his weight while I get fat grow a baby. Ha, we’ll see about that.

I’ve traveled with these muffins and they’ve held up great. I might need to make up another batch before we pack the moving truck [next week, ugh] and head north. I’m pretty sure the boys will thank me.


How many of you follow the Paleo diet? Would you want to see more Paleo recipes?



Paleo Banana Bread Muffins – small batch

PRINT Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 chopped walnuts, plus more for topping



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place muffins cups in muffin tin and set aside.

In a large bowl, sift together almond flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.

In a separate bowl, add the mashed bananas, eggs, honey, vanilla and olive oil – mix well.

With you hands, make a slight well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Add in chopped walnuts. Stir until combined.

Fill the baking cups about 3/4 full. Sprinkle a few chopped walnuts over each cup. Bake muffins for 21-23 minutes or insert a toothpick into the center and if it comes out clean, it’s time to remove.

Let cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!

I smeared a little coconut oil [pictured above] and it was delicious!


Makes about 7 muffins


*gluten-free *grain-free *dairy-free

Recipe adapted from Robb Wolf

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  • WithStyleGrace

    Bob’s Red Mill makes one, which you can find at a natural health store or Whole Foods. OR a less expensive route, you can make your own by throwing almonds [whole or slivered] into a food processor – here’s a link that might help

  • Théodora Boeker

    I’ve just made my first batch, just amazing ! So yummy ! A little moment of sweetness. Thank you

  • Michelle Thomas

    love this, I follow a paleo plan and am always looking for recipes like this! Thanks for sharing!

  • sara

    just made these a few days ago and it yielded about 12 cupcake sized muffins. it was amazing! I could see myself putting this in a mini bread pan and making some banana bread too. I wonder how it would taste if you substituted olive oil with coconut oil? i have two ripening bananas as we speak…

  • claire

    I tried these out today and they were delicious! I made them for my mom, who has a very restricted diet due to a chronic illness. They were just sweet enough to satisfy her cravings, but without all the sugar that makes her sick. I tried them and loved them too! It’s so tough to find recipes for gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free baked goods that actually taste good. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  • Nadia

    These were great!

  • GioMetry

    Thank you! I’m already on my second batch. I am new to paleo and these muffins make it easy. For now. 🙂 Thanks again!

  • Lauren Smith-Sgalambro

    Just started Paleo and would LOVE more recipes! This look awesome! Going to make them this weekend. Trying to get my 2 year old daughter Paleo. I’d love to have some yummy treats for her!

  • Lauren Smith-Sgalambro

    By the way… I’ve figured out that if you bake Paleo friendly recipes in silicone liners instead of paper, they don’t stick and come out super easy! I made pumpkin muffins yesterday and only had a few silicone left and they came out so nice. The paper ones got all stuck and I felt like they ate quite a bit of my muffins. 🙁

  • Angela

    Just made these tonight and after reading all the rave reviews, I took a chance and tripled the recipe so I could freeze some for later. Girl, let me tell you that “YOU ROCK!” These things are bangin! The only change I made was used maple syrup instead of honey and beat the egg whites separate to help with the fluff. They came out tasting just like regular banana bread and are super moist and fluffy! This is definately my go to muffin recipe now! Thanks so much!

  • Juniper Rain

    More Paleo!!! I am intolerant to all grains and ths is the best banana bread recipe i have seen so far!! have you tried making it into a loaf? did it hold up?

  • Katie Muirhead

    These were a much needed treat. Thanks!

  • Yvonne

    Oh my gosh! This was so delicious! I substitute the olive oil for apple sauce but still was so great. Thanks for all this wonderful ideas. I have my kids help make it and that way they enjoy the food.

  • Lakelady

    Does anyone know the calories/nutritional value? I need to figure out how many WW points.

  • LivingHealthy

    Awesome! Definitely looking for more Paleo recipes!

  • Jamie

    I’m new to Paleo and would love more recipes. This was the first Paleo baked good I tried and it was amazing. Thanks!

  • WithStyleGrace

    you’re very welcome!

  • WithStyleGrace

    you can buy it at natural food markets, such as Whole Foods. Another option is make your own with raw almonds and a food processor.

  • WithStyleGrace

    happy your first experience was a good one!

  • angela

    These were delicious! A definite recipe keeper!

  • Inspiralized

    LOVE the style of this post – beautiful photography and yummy food. Can’t wait to give this one a try!

  • Rose624

    Has anyone tried this without the flax seed?

  • leah0719

    I just stumbled across this post via Pinterest. These look delicious! My twin daughters were recently diagnosed with Celiac, and these would be wonderful for breakfast or a snack … I have yet to venture into gluten free baking, but the pre-made GF baked goods are so expensive, so I’d like to start! My one question … is there another GF flour you’d recommend that would yield the same results? My son is allergic to tree nuts (so, no almond flour or walnuts on top for us).

  • WithStyleGrace

    These are definitely one of the most favored recipes on the blog, but probably not ideal since your son can’t do almond flour. Poor kiddo. I’ve never swapped it out for an all-purpose so can’t guarantee a good outcome. For other recipes, one of my favorite flours mixes is Cup4Cup (sold at Williams-Sonoma). It’s more expensive, but I’ve always had a good outcome. Other, less expensive flour mixes are Pamela’s and Arrowhead Mills. Good luck!

  • Kristin

    just made these. pretty good! I added another 1/2 of a banana, and also more cinnamon and honey. It ended up making 14 muffins for me. I’d make them again!

  • Heather Bennett

    Just made these. Tasty!