Grain Free, Sugar Free Banana Muffins

This morning the D-Man was inspired by 3 overly ripe bananas in our fruit bowl…truly an anomaly in our home. Bananas are a hot commodity, and great way to start the day. Rich in B6, Folate, Choline, Vitamins A and C. Bananas naturally provide minerals that our bodies need; Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, and even a dose of Omega 3’s and 6’s which are essential fatty acids.

So, what to do with these slightly browned beauties….The D-Man suggested we “whip up” a grain free, sugar free banana bread. He was inspired by our friend Chef Shane Kelly (; her most recent video was healthy ideas for kids’ lunchboxes. Chef Shane is a Real Food Chef who just wants to remind us all to “Keep it Real Honey”! The D-Man never misses Chef Shane’s videos, and thought that she would approve of this banana bread for a breakfast on-the-go, or a healthy desert for a lunch box.

The D-Man and I went to work and our first attempt was a huge success. We developed a healthy, quick and easy recipe. We made one 8×4 glass loaf pan (the banana bread) and 6 regular sized muffins with the recipe below:

3 Cups Almond Flour (I used blanched almond flour for this recipe)
3 Overly Ripe Organic Bananas (mashed)
2 Organic Pastured Eggs (whipped)
3 TBS. Melted Coconut Oil or Organic Unsalted Pastured Butter (Melted)
¼ Cup Raw Honey
1 tsp. Non-Aluminum Baking Soda
½ Cup Organic Chopped Pecans
½ Cup Organic Raisins (we soaked ours in hot water to soften them)
¼ tsp. Sea Salt
½ tsp. Organic Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp. Organic Ground Ginger
¼ tsp. Organic Ground Nutmeg

Preheat Oven to 310 degrees Fahrenheit (no, this is not a mistake…I meant 310 degrees)
In a medium sized bowl whip the eggs with a fork
Add and mash the bananas into the eggs
Mix in Almond Flour, Coconut Oil (or butter), Salt, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Honey, and mix well. (The D-Man was able to do this with a fork)
Add the Raisins and Pecans and mix until incorporated.
Pour into greased muffin tins and/or loaf pans (I use coconut oil to grease my pans).
Bake the Muffins for approximately 20 – 25 minutes
Bake the loaf pan for approximately 35 – 40 minutes

I can’t think of a better way to jump start your day, or give you a mid-day boost. Banana muffins/bread, full of vitamins, minerals and protein (and they’re kid approved)!

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2 responses to Grain Free, Sugar Free Banana Muffins

  1. Loved it! Started our 1st annual Easter day bake off with daughter who LOVES all things cooking and baking and this was my creation ! She choose the blueberry muffins on your site and both are delicious ! Thanks so much for sharing ! Posting on FB :)

    • Laura

      I am so glad to hear that Easter was a special occasion for you and your daughter! Healthy foods don’t have to equate to tasteless foods. To your health and happiness :)

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