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The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins

This recipe for The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins is perfectly moist, fluffy and delicious. These muffins are made in one bowl, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and kids LOVE them!

This recipe is my favorite almond flour recipe to date! These Almond Flour Banana Muffins came out perfect, the texture was on point! We ate them with peanut butter and oh my that is my favorite combo! With all this time we have at home right now baking has been a pleasurable pastime. After all, is there anything better than the smell of fresh-baked banana bread in the house. 

I made these muffins while my husband was putting the kids to bed, I felt like we needed a healthier snack during our Netflix time. I love the popcorn and gummies but my stomach hurts when I eat a lot of junk, its something I try to stay away from, the junk not Netflix! I added banana coins on top for aesthetic reasons but highly recommend they came out of the oven caramelized. 

Almond Flour Banana Muffins are truly the most perfect breakfast, snack, or grab and go eat. If the kids were still in school this would definitely make it in their lunch boxes, speaking of school 1 month left till summer break. Online learning has been interesting, to say the least!

These muffins may be my best baking work out of this pandemic, thus far! 

Well, enough chit chat lets make some Almond flour banana muffins!

Love baked goods also try, Banana Oat Blender Pancakes, Strawberry Pop Tarts, and Healthy Carrot & Zucchini Cake Recipe.

Yield: 15 muffins

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins are perfectly moist, fluffy and delicious. Made in one bowl these muffins are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and kids love them!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • pinch of salt 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin tins with baking cups.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut sugar, and coconut oil.
  3. Add in the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir till well combined and gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, drop mixture evenly into your lined muffin slots. It should be enough for 14-15 muffins. Bake for 25 minutes then let cool on a cooling rack.

Strawberry Banana Donuts

These Strawberry Banana Donuts are made with fresh fruit and yogurt. They are a healthier alternative to traditional donuts with half the sugar and baked not fried. They will give you the sweetest start to your day!

Donuts, oh gosh I love them! I live by one of the best donut shops in OC, OLIBOLI, its a blessing and a curse. I love to splurge on a deep-fried donut every once in a while. But it’s noting it is nothing would make it a habit of. I created these Strawberry Banana Donuts for a quick and easy breakfast. Now that the schools have shut down for the rest of the school year three meals, three times a day plus snacks oh my goodness its a lot! And that’s coming from a girl who loves to cook and create!

This whole ‘stay at home order’ has been a giant learning experience. There has been a lot of good and also a lot of rough patches along the way. We are now in week 4 and I am just starting to get the hang of a somewhat normal routine. The hardest part for me has just been the exhaustion the first trimester of pregnancy brings and with the kids home 24/7 there is no rest for this mama! Trying to make things easier on myself by doing a lot of make ahead meals. These Strawberry-banana donuts are perfect for a quick snack or breakfast. 

Making food ahead of time sure does lessen the number of dishes needing to be done too! 

How to make Strawberry Banana Donuts 

I choose to use simple ingredients. I love the addition of yogurt to baked goods its gives so much flavor and also keeps things moist!

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a standard size donut pan. 
  • Start by combining your dry ingredients, flour, salt, and baking powder, then set aside. 
  • Next, mash your banana and half of your strawberries. Stir in egg, vanilla, yogurt, and coconut oil. 
  • Stir the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture along with the remaining strawberries till combined.  
  • Spoon the batter into your prepared pan, smoothing out the tops with a greased spoon. 
  • Bake donuts for 17-20 minutes or until the top is firm to touch. Let donuts cool 5 minutes before removing them from pan. Once removed from pan let them cool completely. 
  • For the frosting beat together your cream cheese and honey. Drizzle or spread donuts with frosting. 

 

Love easy baked goods also try Almond Flour Banana Bread,Strawberry Pop Tarts, and Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies.

Yield: 8 donuts

Strawberry Banana & Donuts

Strawberry Banana & Donuts

These Strawberry Banana Donuts are made with fresh fruit and yogurt. They are a healthier alternative to traditional donuts with half the sugar and baked not fried. They will give you the sweetest start to your day!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium mashed banana
  • 3/4 cup strawberries, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup agave (can sub honey)
  • 1 3/4 cups flour 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp honey (can sub agave)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a standard size donut pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine your flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mash your banana and half of your strawberries. Stir in the agave, yogurt, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture along with the remaining strawberries till combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into your prepared pan, smoothing out the tops with a greased spoon. Bake donuts for 17-20 minutes or until the top is firm to touch. Let donuts cool 5 minutes before removing them from pan. Once removed from pan let them cool completely.
  6. For the frosting beat together your cream cheese and honey. Drizzle or spread donuts with frosting. Enjoy!

Almond Flour Banana Bread

This Almond Flour Banana Bread is perfectly sweet and nutritious. This one bowls recipe is Made with wholesome ingredients, it is gluten-free and refined sugar-free. It is the perfect recipe when you have extra ripe bananas!

I have a little secret, every week I buy excess bananas just so I can make banana baked goods! With a drizzle of peanut butter on top of Almond Flour Banana Bread, you instantly have the best snack ever! Or if your feeling a little extra try some mascarpone on a slice of this bread, unreal, your welcome! 

So how many of you are at the stage of quarantine were baking banana bread, haha! In all honesty, I have absolutely loved seeing all the bread-making going on in the foodie world! Looks like everyone is getting there bake on, after all, we all have the time in quarantine. 

I made the decision to make this bread after I cleaned the entire kitchen, it must have been like 9 pm. However the bananas were on their last hour of life it was a do or die situation, so yeah you bet I saved those bananas! Almond Flour Banana Bread and I have a history of failure 😭😭, I’ve been trying to perfect this texture for months whenever I had spotty bananas. There is nothing I hate more than MUSHY texture. Somehow I have finally stumbled upon the perfect portions for the moistest and delicious banana bread, woohoo!

Love health and easy baked goods, also try Banana Cinnamon OatmealGluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread, and The Best Vegan Dark Chocolate Tart!

Yield: 10 slices

Almond Flour Banana Bread

Almond Flour Banana Bread

This Almond Flour Banana Bread is perfectly sweet and nutritious. This one bowls recipe is Made with wholesome ingredients, it is gluten-free and refined sugar-free. It is the perfect recipe when you have extra ripe bananas!

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 spotty ripe banans
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips + 1 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf tin with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl mash your bananas. Whisk them together with the coconut sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, and coconut oil. Add in the almond flour, tapioca flour, salt, and baking soda. Using a spoon whisk till combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Transfer batter to your prepared loaf pan and smooth out the top. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of chocolate chips. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let banana bread completely cool before serving. As with all banana bread, it tastes best the next day! Enjoy

Gluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread

Super moist and perfectly sweet this Gluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread has the perfect soft bite!

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This is one of my favorite gluten-free yogurt banana bread recipes. Whenever there are spotty bananas around this recipe always comes to mind. Working with almond flour can be tricky and I absolutely hate mushy bread! I promise you this one holds together, no mushiness or crumbling when you pick it up!

After the holidays it feels nice to lay off the heavier foods but it was nice to indulge a little more than usual. Family and friend gatherings bring so much joy to my life at the moment they can be overwhelming but looking back I am so grateful for the time I spend with all my family and friends! 

Almond flour is my favorite gluten-free flour substitute and I love adding protein-packed greek yogurt to my recipes. I made this with the intention of making Christmas break mornings a little easier. A grab and go for the kids and me, we love it with a spread of peanut butter on top 😋 and for a side of espresso for me!

Tools/Equipment

  • loaf pan
  • 2 medium bowls

How to make Gluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour your loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
  • Mix the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl mix together the flours, baking soda cinnamon, and salt till well combined. 
  • Mix the remaining ingredients. In your other bowl mix together your eggs and sugar till combined about 3-5 minutes. Stir in banana, yogurt, and vanilla until just combined. 
  • Combine the ingredients. 
  • Bake the bread. Pour batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350F for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Love banana bread, also try Vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins and Blackberry Banana Bread Bars!

Yield: 12

Gluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or sub coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Optional add-ins

  • 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour your loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl mix together the flours, baking soda cinnamon, and salt till well combined. 
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients. In your other bowl mix together your eggs and sugar till combined about 3-5 minutes. Stir in banana, yogurt, and vanilla until just combined. 
  4. Combine the ingredients. In the center of your dry ingredients make a well then pour in wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
  5. Bake the bread. Pour batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350F for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins

 These vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins are moist, perfectly sweet and crumbly on top! This egg-free muffin recipe is exceptionally delicious and easy to prepare.  

Eat it for breakfast, a midday snack or even as a dessert. Utterly delicious with a cup of coffee or tea. I love having them warm with a little butter.  My kids are crazy about these vegan banana cinnamon muffins and make for a really easy lunchbox snack or an easy breakfast before school. 

Together Fiori, my youngest and I had our first successful Fall baking day. However, I must note that the Fall season in Southern California starts off chilly in the morning, Spring by 10 am, full-blown Summer by 1 pm and back to fall around 6 pm! Not many seasonal changes around here.  So to not swelter in my little kicthen we cranked up the AC to give us those fall baking vibes! We ate tons batter and made a royal mess, haha! I mean have you ever cooked with a toddler.. things just seem to splatter everywhere. And well the pile of dishes we were left with almost made me call Home Depot and inquire about a dishwasher, first world problems! One day I will get my dishwasher until then I’ll gratefully keep doing them by hand. 

The texture of these Vegan Banana Cinnamon muffins is soft and flakey. The crumble does not get any simpler to make just mix coconut sugar and pecan pieces, that is it! These muffins came out exactly the way I was hoping for.  I am rarely disappointed by muffin recipies however I do find vegan baking a little of a challenge at times.  I am beyond ecstatic, jumping for joy happy with the way these vegan muffins turned out! 

Put your spotty muffins to good use and whip up some epic Vegan Banana Cinnamon muffins! 

Love baked goods, also try BlackBerry Banana Bars or Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

If you make this recipe, share a photo on social media tagging @kayscleaneats and using the hashtag #kayscleaneats. 

Yield: 12

Vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins

Vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins

The only vegan banana muffin recipe you will need! Super moist and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar,, use 3/4 if you like a sweeter muffin

Topping Crumble:

  • 1/4 cup pecans crushed
  • 3 tsp coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl combine almond milk and apple cider vinegar, let sit until curdled.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, oats, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. In a separate bowl mash the bananas and mix in the coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, and the milk mixture. Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just till mixed. Don't over mix.
  5. In a small bowl combine the crushed pecans and coconut sugar.
  6. Spoon the mixture evenly into 12 paper muffin liners in a muffin pan. Sprinkle the pecan and sugar mixture evenly on top of each muffin.
  7. Bake for 26-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack and let cool. Enjoy!

One Bowl Peach Crisp

Light and healthy with the perfect blend of oat and pecan crisp topping. One Bowl Peach Cris is the ultimate summer comfort food that is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.

The end of sweet summer fruit is upon us here. Peach season its been real and I am not ready for you to go! I urge you to make this absolutely delicious peach crisp before the peaches disappear from our markets. Peach crisp is one of the desserts that make the house smell amazing, everyone will be coming straight to the kitchen!

Peach Crisp is excellent when served with your favorite ice cream or a dollop of Greek yogurt! You can’t go wrong with this crisp!

Yield: 5

One Bowl Peach Crisp

One Bowl Peach Crisp

The most peachy perfect summer treat!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Peaches:
  • 4 1/2 cups peaches, peeled (optional), cored and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • pinch of salt
  • Crisp:
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup raw pecans chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8x8 baking dish.

Peaches

  1. In a medium bowl combine the peaches, maple syrup, almond flour, and salt. Mix well and coat the peaches evenly.
  2. Transfer peaches to your baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.

Crisp

  1. While the peaches are baking prepare your crisp. In the same bowl mix your oats, almond flour, chopped raw pecans, cinnamon, coconut sugar, and coconut oil. Mix with a spoon until the mixture is crumbly. You can also use your hands for this part.
  2. Once peaches have baked 20 minutes sprinkle the crisp mixture evenly over the top. Bake the crisp for 20 more minutes until the crisp golden brown and the peaches are bubbling. Let cool 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy it with your favorite ice cream or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Blackberry Banana Bread Bars

With a pint of blackberries ready to eat and a few sad bananas in the fruit basket, I went ahead and took matters into my own hands. Whipped up this unique ONE BOWL, refined sugar free, Vegan and gluten free banana bread with a blackberry twist. This is not your average banana bread its a light, healthy and utterly delicious take on it!

Using a minimal 8 ingredients and one bowl because lets be honest…dishes are the pits! These bars where a huge hit after school today with my kiddos! Kid and mama approved is always a bonus!! This berrylicious banana bread is my new favorite. It is extremely simple to make, slightly dense, packs a big flavor and perfectly moist! The kids enjoyed it with a ice cold glass of almond milk and I love mine with some tea or coffee. It can be made in a bread pan but I find it comes out best in a brownie pan.

To make start with a medium size bowl and combine your ripe bananas, coconut sugar, chia seeds, almond milk and coconut oil. Mash bananas while mixing all ingredients together.

Now that wet ingredients are mixed, add in your almond flour and baking soda. Mix in the dry ingredients.


Gently fold in your blackberries, and transfer to your prepared baking dish.

Place more halved blackberries on top and bake!

Blackberry Banana Bread Bars

Kay
The best Berrylicious snacking bread! Refined Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, and Dang Delicious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 bananas very ripe
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup blackberries halved

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F, and greese a 9' x 13' cake pan, I use avocado oil spray.
  • In a medium bowl combine the bananas, coconut sugar, chia seeds, almond milk and coconut oil. Comnine till all ingredients are well incorperated.
  • Add in the almond flour and baking powder, combine till all ingredients are mixed in.
  • Gently fold in 3/4 cups of the blackberries, reserve the rest for topping.
  • Pour batter into prapred cake pan. Using the back of a spoon even out the batter. Top with the rest of your blackberries.
  • Bake for 1 hr and 5 mins. Let cool and enjoy!! Stores great in fridge!
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Sweet Summery Strawberry Banana Bread

Sweet Summery Strawberry Banana Bread, I can’t get enough of it. Recipe is fast and easy, no mixer required. I made it both gluten and refined sugar free. Try to use fresh sweet strawberries they add the perfect touch of sweetness to this simple banana bread recipe. It makes for the perfect breakfast, snack, or to enjoy with your coffee or tea anytime!

The weather around here in Orange County is officially warming up! I am looking forward to endless beach days with the kids, and lots of summer recipe work. On a stroll through my local farmers market I could not get over how sweet the berries smelt from the stand. I stood there for a few minuets just smelling the berry air… obviously couldn’t resist that sweet smell so I purchased a flat of beautiful bright red strawberries. The recipe would probably work with frozen, however they do release more liquid so I would add more flour.

Strawberries at peak season are honestly the best to use in recipes, they add so much flavor to both sweet a savory dishes. My little girl loves to help me in the kitchen, together we made this super soft & moist bread, it bursts with strawberries in every bite! I love banana bread, the addition of sweet strawberries takes it to another level of deliciousness.

I know your going to love it!

Sweet Summery Strawberry Banana Bread

Kay
Fast and easy, no mixer required. I made it both gluten and refined sugar free. Try to use fresh sweet strawberries they add the perfect touch of sweetness to this simple banana bread recipe. It makes for the perfect breakfast or snack!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs can sub 2 flax eggs for vegan option
  • 2 ripe and spotty bananas
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a medium bowl mash bananas with a fork, add in eggs, vanilla extract, coconut oil and coconut sugar. Mix till well combined. 
  • Mix in almond flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Gently stir in chopped strawberries. 
  • Pour batter into greased bread pan. Add dark chocolate on top of loaf (optional).
  • Bake at 350° 60-70 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is completely set. 

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