Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’m kinda proud of these gluten-free gems…they’re delicious as a breakfast treat or mid-day snack. Hope you like them! • Link to original Paleo Newbie post featuring this recipe: Paleo Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 1 or 2 tbs raw honey, depending on how ripe your bananas are and how sweet you like your muffins
  • 1/2 cup dark mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)


  1. In a small bowl smash the bananas
  2. Next add the eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and honey to the bananas and stir until combined
  3. In a larger bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon)
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture bowl – stir into a batter
  5. Next add the chocolate chips and chopped nuts and stir well (save a couple of tablespoons of the nuts to top the muffins)
  6. Pour batter into a muffin tin lined with baking cups – fill each cup about 3/4 full
  7. Sprinkle remaining nuts on top of muffins and place in oven
  8. Bake at 350º F for about 22-25 minutes (oven times and temperatures will vary – test doneness by inserting a toothpick, if it comes out clean, they're done)
  9. Store covered in fridge, or you can freeze these to enjoy later


  1. Anonymous

    Trina, I just made your banana chocolate chip muffins & they are wonderful! I have been a baker of all things yummy for many years & my family & friends love the traditional cookies, pies & cheesecakes that I make. I have been GF for a few years & paleo for about 6mos & its been difficult to find paleo baked goods that resemble traditional baked goods in texture & taste too. My husband is the true test because I have baked for him for years! I can’t wait for him to taste these….if there are any left by the time he gets home today! :) I also made your pumpkin pancakes this last weekend & your chunky monkey ice-cream, seriously yummy! I can’t wait to try your entrees, side dishes, etc. Thank you for sharing your recipes with all of us. As someone with a lifetime of tummy troubles & a love for cooking & eating, I am grateful to eat food that no one would even guess are paleo & good for them! God bless, Theresa :)

    • Theresa Oh my gosh! you are so kind! You are exactly who I create my recipes for! I try so hard to help people realize, paleo is not a sacrifice of flavor, it’s better! I’m so happy you have been able to enjoy and share my recipes with people you love. That’s what it’s all about. :)

  2. Staci

    These are wonderful! Easy to make and they came out perfect. Some paleo muffins have a “wet” texture to them, but these remained cakey. Thank you!

  3. umsami

    These were incredible. Yum. The recipe made a full dozen using my silicone pan. I used about 1/2 cup of a stevia/sugar blend instead of the honey.

  4. Cherie

    Hi Trina,
    Can’t wait to make these! Just wondering if you could substitue almond flour for coconut flour? What do you think?

    • Cherie, the texture will be much different and coconut flour requires more liquid with any recipe. I’m sure it can be adapted with coconut flour, but I have not made them that way yet, so I could not advise how to change the recipe.

  5. I’m rather new to paleo, but have been gluten-free for many years. This was the third muffin recipe I’ve tried and hands-down, the best. Great texture and lightness. Not too sweet. My young kids loved them too. Thank you!

    • Gina, yay! If you have read any of my reviews, you know I love recipes where the kids love them! And you’re a great mom for serving up treats to your children you can feel good about. Thank you so much for your comment!

  6. Amanda Kugatow

    Just made these…soooo good! I’m new to Paleo and this was my first ever baked good. I got 8 out of the mix. Quick and easy plus delish…can’t beat that! Thanks.

        • Hi Susan…mini versions of these will probably take 12-15 minutes to bake. Start checking them after about 12 minutes – insert a toothpick and see if it comes out clean. Hope you like these, they’re one of my favorites! Let me know how the minis turn out!

  7. Nevine Marie

    Just made these as mini muffins and they are soooo delicious. My bananas were not ripe yet and I only used 1 tbs of honey and they still came out sweet. Thanks so much for the recipe Trina, it’s a winner!

    • That’s funny! I made these this weekend as well! It’s a go to favorite. I’m so glad you enjoyed them. I think I’ll make them as mini muffins sometime. Great idea for a quick snack! :)


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