Coconut Almond Paleo Breakfast Muffins
Don't be fooled by these Coconut Almond Paleo Breakfast Muffins. Even though they're grain-free, sugar-free and dairy-free, they are 100% delicious. And you definitely don't have to be paleo to fall in love with these babies. If you love a good breakfast muffin, you will love these.
Friends, meet my newest obsession: Paleo Breakfast Muffins. Oh my muffin, these babies are addictive. Once you make them, you'll never again want to wake up without knowing there is a batch waiting for you on the counter.
When my handsome man took his first bite, his eyes went wide and he said with a muffled muffin filled mouth, “This is the best muffin I've ever tried.” Happy dance. Fist pump. Win!
You guys, these paleo breakfast muffins are HEALTHY. It's crazy, I know. Who would have ever thought that a healthy muffin would be so freaking incredible?
Honestly, if you told me you had a recipe for a grain-free, dairy-free, SUGAR-FREE, gluten-free muffin I would have turned my nose up and made a face that begged you not to share it with me. I couldn't imagine how a muffin made without all the things that make muffins taste good could still, you know, taste good. #BlowingMyMind
It was my sister (Hi, Lyndz!) who convinced me to give these babies a go. She had posted a link to a recipe from Thank Your Body to her Facebook page and I was all like, “Ya, I don't know about these.” I'm not normally so skeptical, but I couldn't see how these could be all that good.
Oh, silly silly me. The bananas give the muffins all the natural sweetness they need, the almond flour and coconut gives them a hearty feel while the eggs give them a ton of moisture.
Let's give it up for healthy paleo breakfast muffins.?
Thanks for insisting I make these, sista!
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Easy Paleo Muffin Recipes:
- Chocolate Almond Flour Protein Muffins
- Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- Triple Chocolate Paleo Banana Muffins
- Chunky Monkey Paleo Banana Cookies (delicious enough to include in a list of muffin recipes!)
Paleo Breakfast Muffins Recipe
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- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 4 large eggs
- ¾ cup almond flour, almond meal
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon each: ground allspice, ginger, cloves, and sea salt
- 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- ½ cup each: chopped toasted walnuts, raisins, and paleo chocolate chips,
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Melt the coconut oil in a small pan over medium heat. Note: if your walnuts are not already toasted, pop them in your oven and toast them while your oven is heating up.2 tablespoons coconut oil
- In a large bowl, add the melted coconut oil, mashed bananas, eggs, almond flour, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, allspice, ginger, cloves, and sea salt and beat with an electric beater until combined. Stir in the coconut, walnuts, raisins and dark chocolate chips.4 ripe bananas, 4 large eggs, ¾ cup almond flour, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon each: ground allspice, ginger, cloves, and sea salt, 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, ½ cup each: chopped toasted walnuts, raisins, and paleo chocolate chips
- Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cupcake liner to the very top. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of the muffins comes out clean.
- Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes in the tin then transfer them to a cooling sheet to finish cooling.
I’ve tried a number of paleo, no sugar added recipes. These are some of the best. Did not use chocolate chips.
Great recipe even though I changed a few things for personal preferences. I only used 1/4 cup raisins and instead of chocolate chips used 1/4 cup chopped pineapple. I used coconut extract instead of vanilla. I soaked raw walnuts in a little water sweetened with honey, drained well and sprinkled them on top before baking. I made 6 jumbo muffins but had a little too much batter so I will play with this recipe a little more. I used a silicone jumbo muffin pan greased very will with coconut oil but they still stuck quite a bit. thank you this was a great tropical recipe
Super yummy and filling! I don’t really like coconut, but these are deicious! One problem though, they really stuck to the paper cups. Any idea how I might fix that? I don’t want to waste any of these delicious muffins! I used almonds instead of walnuts, but I woldn’t think that would hurt?? Thank you!!
One thing I’ve found with these muffins is that they need to cool completely before they come away from the liners easily. When I try while they’re still warm, they stick. If they’re totally cool and still sticking, a little spray of cooking oil could help next time.
These are so delish! Even non paleo eaters love them. Moist, flavorful, great toasted too. I forgot the chocolate chips and they are not needed, especially if you need to keep the carbs low. This is a great paleo breakfast.
Delicious! And so easy to make!
I just made your muffins by doing 25% of all the ingredients so I could try them out first! This made 3 muffins. These are fantastic, and so moist and flavorful!
Love the almond flour. Didn’t have allspice or chocolate chips on hand, but they were still delicious. And I substituted small pieces of a date instead of raisins. That was good too. They were just a bit runny so to be safe I added around 2 tablespoons or so more almond flour!
Oh, and I only had medium sweetened shredded coconut, but that didn’t make them too sweet. Thank you Kristen so much, such a healthy alternative. I will be trying your other recipes for sure! 👏🌞
I know these would no longer be paleo but can you replace coconut with oats (1:1 weight substitution of course!) or would they soak up too much moisture? I’m not a fan of dessicated coconut texture. Also as I’m going to have to convert volume to grams (I’m a European gal haha), I’m assuming 4 bananas = 2 cups? (1 cup = 225g banana, and 2 normal/medium-large bananas weigh 100-115g). Thank you for your advice!
These muffins are super flexible so I suspect that oats would work. 🙂
Do you think you could sub cassava four for almond flour? My hubby can’t have nuts.
I’ve honestly never cooked with casava flour before so I’m not familiar with how it works. If you’ve used it in other almond flour recipes before with success then I’d say it is worth a try. 🙂
Can these be left out or should they be refrigerated?
I leave them in a covered container on my counter. 🙂
These are delicious! I omitted the coconut, walnuts and raisins so my baby can partake. They’re so moist and the perfect amount of sweetness.
These muffins are moist and very delicious!
OMG these are amazing ? I don’t want to share them with my family!!!
Haha I love it!
There is an app so i can export recipe without scrolling through waffle to get to it!! Hopefully this recipe is as exciting!
There is a click to the recipe button at the top of the page. You can also use the print button in the recipe card to print the recipe. 🙂
Can you use frozen bananas that have thawed or will they come out of the oven kind of sticky?
We’ve made it with frozen then thawed bananas several times and it works well. 🙂
These are a huge hit in our house. Adults + kids both love them! Love how there’s no added sugar apart from in the chocolate chips if you use them! Yum! Definitely making them again! Thanks Kristen!
You’re so welcome!!
FINALLY a paleo muffin worth eating! I have tried many recipes that were total fails. With the pandemic SIP orders I have been able to switch my workout to the morning. I needed something light and quick to grab before I hit the home gym. These muffins are SO good and exactly what I was looking for. I am not a spice fan so only added the cinnamon, and they are still amazing. Thank you for posting. I will be baking these again and again!
Love it! Thank you for the comment, Claudia!
I’m wondering if I can incorporate my freshly picked blueberry muffins…maybe instead of chocolate chips or raisins? Is this sweet enough for prechoolers…kid approved? Thanks!
Even without the chocolate chips, these are plenty sweet enough. If you want to add blueberries, I would recommend this recipe: https://www.theendlessmeal.com/paleo-blueberry-muffins/ 🙂
Okay, I’ve never come back to comment on a recipe before. That has changed. We’re a gluten-free husband and dairy-free wife and I ran across this recipe in an email blog somewhere. IT IS THE BEST! We love it! It’s got flavor, moistness and sweetness without the added sugar. It’s now my total go-to recipe for muffins. And they’re not 500 calories a piece, so they make a great breakfast or afternoon snack- satisfaction without the trigger for another and another.
I’m so happy to hear the recipe was a hit! Thank you for coming back to review them!
These are stunning, the best I’ve ever tasted. They freeze really well too. Thankyou so much Kristen for sharing your creative ideas
You are so welcome! I’m so happy you like the recipe!
Hi there, do you know how many grams of carbs are in each muffin? (Its not zero).
You’re right, the nutritional info was off! I’ve updated it so it is showing the 21 grams of carbs per serving. 🙂
I’m new to Paleo and have been searching for a portable, acceptable breakfast. These muffins are FABULOUS! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I’ll be searching for more from you ?
What is the best way to store these? Can they be frozen? I can’t imagine a morning without them.
Once they’re cool I always store them in a resealable plastic bag and leave them on the counter or in a cupboard. They’re so great for mornings, aren’t they?!!
I’m so happy to hear you like them! Hooray!!
Hi! Do you happen to have an idea for an egg substitute for this recipe? Thank you!
I’m honestly not sure what would work. I would try looking for a vegan banana almond flour muffin recipe and see if you can find what that recipe uses for a binder. 🙂
My son recently had to go egg free, so I used “chia eggs” as a replacement. They turned out great! Thank you for the recipe!
Chia egg: 1 T chia seeds mixed with 3 T water in a bowl, and let sit 10 min or so = 1 egg
That’s so great to hear! It’s nice to have an egg free option!
Another option to replace eggs is with ground flaxseed & water .
1 tbsp of ground flax + 3 tbsp of water = 1 egg ?
Thank you so much for letting us know that works!
I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer. It work really great for baked goods!
Could I substitute the bananas for apple sauce? It’s silly, but I can’t eat bananas.?
I’m honestly not sure as I haven’t tried it. BUT … I’m working on a paleo apple muffin recipe that I’ll be sharing next week. Stay tuned!
Thank you so much!
Best muffins EVER! A bit runny, I added about a third cup coconut flour and voila, fabulously moist flavourful wholesome muffins! Gonna be my favorite breakfast for a long time! Thanks for the recipe!
Do you think I could sub carrot for coconut?
I haven’t tried it, but I imagine that carrot would be great, too!
Hi! Great recipe! I too was looking for a sugar-free replacement for bananas as previous commenter Brandi inquired about. I was thinking pumpkin puree (would compliment the spices well) but didn’t have any on hand so I subbed in 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk yogurt (still dairy-free!) and it worked great! I was a little worried about the consistency of the batter as it seemed a little wet still (I guess this would also depend on the type of yogurt used) so I added an additional 1/4 cup almond flour and a tablespoon of coconut flour. Perfect! I also omitted the raisins (again going for sugar-free) and added pecans. I used Lily’s brand chocolate chips sweetened with stevia! voila totally sugar-free muffin! This would probably not be sweet enough for someone looking for a “sweet” muffin, but for me, being off sugar for a few months, they are great! Thank you! I love the combo of almond flour and coconut making up the body of the muffin, so satisfying! This was my intro to your blog, I’m following!
So happy to hear you like the recipe! And thanks for following the blog!!
Hi there, I am wondering what I could do for higher altitude baking for them to keep a better form. Mine over expanded… I hope I didn’t over do it with the baking soda! Thank you! 😉
I really don’t know much about cooking at altitude … I live at sea level. I would simply make a couple extra. 🙂
Is there any way to replace the eggs plz
You could try chia or flax eggs, but I haven’t myself so I can’t guarantee it will work. Fingers crossed!
Hi there, I’m not supposed to have that much sugar (that is in bananas). Is there a substitute that you could put in instead of bananas? Like dates possibly? Thank you, I cannot wait to try these muffins !
Since bananas make up such a big part of the recipe, I’m not sure I can offer a replacement. I do know that dates have more sugar than bananas, so if you’re trying to cut back on sugar I wouldn’t go that route. I would probably Google banana-free paleo breakfast muffins and see if you can do a mashup of this recipe and another.
Sorry I can’t be of more help!
She could try apple
That’s a great idea!
I love these muffins! I was able to get more than 12 muffins. I made 12 regular size and 12 mini muffins. Just want to know what size muffins pan are you using.
I’m so happy to hear you love these! I do, too. 🙂
I have an ancient, but regular sized, muffin tin. I do fill them so they’re almost overflowing before I bake them.
I made these over the weekend for the boyfriend. He needs a dense but healthy, easy/grab-and-go breakfast before his workouts. I’ve been trying to find something to replace his crappy protein bars. (Gross.) These muffins NAILED it! And they’re soooo good! We’ve been eating them in the morning and for dessert! 🙂 They’re moist and firm with the perfect crunch and sweetness. Yummmm!!
This just made me so happy to read! Hooray for replacing crappy protein bars with tasty breakfast muffins!
you don’t say what to do with the 2T coconut oil
You’re right! Thank you for pointing that out. They go into the bowl with the bananas. 🙂
Coconut, almonds and bananas = genius in a bowl! You can’t go wrong with that combo–ever! I used to be the biggest banana bread fanatic and I’d put coconut and almond meal in my loaves all the time! I’ll definitely try the batter in muffin form too!
This would be so good as banana bread, too! I think I’m going to have to try that now. 🙂
HOW CAN I THANK YOU?!! MY COMPUTER SKILLS ARE K-1, AND HOPEFULLY I WILL IMPROVE. I WILL MAKE THE MUFFINS THINKING OF YOUR KINDNESS.
No problem at all! I hope you love the muffins as much as I do!
I would appreciate “print or printer ready” recipe. How do you make it without taking the computer to the kitchen??????? Thank you, Lana.
There is a print button right underneath the photo that is in the recipe. If you click that, you’ll get a printer friendly recipe page. 🙂