Paleo Banana Muffins Recipe

Amanda Livesay | Fake Ginger

Paleo Banana Muffins are perfect for a healthy breakfast. And the chocolate doesn't hurt!

I not-so-secretly really love Paleo baked goods. There are times when I would actually choose a Paleo cookie over a regular one.

I will pretty much always choose my Paleo coconut flour waffles over a regular waffle.  And most days I’d choose a Paleo muffin over a normal muffin.

Paleo Banana Muffins Photo

Paleo treats are pretty dang good!

These Paleo banana muffins are the current favorite in our house. My husband and I are both obsessed with bananas and sunflower butter and those are the main flavors in these guys.

Sometimes Paleo muffins can be way too egg-y, but these aren’t like that at all. The coconut flour gives them enough texture so you don’t feel like you just baked some egg with banana in it.

Plus, they have pecans and chocolate chips, which are two of my faves!

The best part is that the sunflower butter can be difficult to completely mix in so every once in a while, you’ll find a big pocket of sunflower butter in a muffin and it’s the best surprise ever.

Paleo Banana Muffins Picture

I have made them several times over the past couple months and it seems like as soon as one batch is gone, my husband is asking me to make another one! Most weeks I make a batch on Sunday and then we have them for breakfast or snacks throughout the week.

Even my 3 year old is a fan!

One thing: store these muffins in the refrigerator or they will turn black on you. There’s not enough sugar (just a tiny bit of maple syrup) to preserve them like a normal banana muffin, so just store them in the fridge and eat them within a few days.

Trust me, it is not fun to be excited for breakfast and then realize all your muffins have turned black. But these are so good, I don't think you'll have them around longer than a few days anyway!

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Paleo Banana Muffins Recipe

    18 Servings


  • 3 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
  • 3 Eggs, Whisked
  • 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Seed Butter, Creamy
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips, High quality


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners or spray with a coconut oil spray.
  2. Beat bananas and eggs together until fluffy. Beat in maple syrup, vanilla, and sunflower butter; mix well.
  3. Add in coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; beat until just combined.
  4. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips.
  5. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 20 - 22 minutes, rotating muffin tins halfway through.
  7. Cool completely before serving. 


Source: Adapted from PaleOMG
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Author: Amanda Livesay
Source: Adapted from PaleOMG
Recipe Yields: 18 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Recipe 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 65
Calories 137

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 99mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 9g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amanda Livesay

About Amanda

Amanda makes all kinds of recipes on Fake Ginger, and on more than one occasion, she'll post a super healthy paleo recipe followed by something stuffed with chocolate and covered in Funfetti frosting. We're excited to say we're getting all the healthy stuff, because Amanda's our Paleo Fanatic!

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