Paleo Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are a healthy start to any day. Delicious and nutritious.
You know those muffins that are loaded with sugar and have no business being called breakfast food? I have to admit that I love those. Starting off the day with dessert is always fun, but these Paleo banana muffins are so not that type of muffin - and that's a good thing, at least if you want to begin the day in a somewhat healthy way!
These gluten-free banana muffins are ever so lightly sweetened. There's only one teaspoon of honey in each muffin, but some added sweetness comes from the banana. And the chocolate chips! I definitely recommend adding the chocolate chips because, honestly, they're just a little more exciting that way.
If you don't need these to be Paleo-friendly, you can use semi-sweet chocolate or milk chocolate chips or even get wild and add peanut butter chips.
I used blanched almond flour here and although I haven't tried it, I'm assuming unblanched almond meal would work, too. You may be able to detect the almond skin in there, but it wouldn't interfere with the taste at all. I also used quite a bit of cinnamon. I usually add a generous amount of cinnamon to my banana goodies, like in this gluten-free banana bread. Banana bread or muffins without a healthy dose of cinnamon just seems wrong!
I don't like having too many sweets around, so I only made 6 muffins. It's also a portion control tactic. If I ate eat three muffins at once (which is what I normally do when I make 12 of anything), I'd get sad that I had so few leftover. So I make only six muffins, share with my husband, and we each get one muffin for 3 days. If you don't have to play these silly games, you can easily double the recipe to get a full dozen!
Another good option for when you have an old banana sitting around that you don't necessarily want to eat is these gluten-free peanut butter fudge balls. It's a perfect for a lazy day or late night treat! And for something a bit more dessert-like, try these grain-free chocolate banana muffins.
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