Paleo Banana Chocolate Walnut Muffins

I do not consider myself to be much of a recipe creator – especially when it comes to paleo baking. I dabble, but I mostly follow recipes from other authors. So when I actually create something, and it’s awesome, I’m REALLY excited.

And I’m REALLY EXCITED about these muffins!!

I took one bite and immediately brought a muffin to my husband so he could taste how delicious these are. And then I texted my mom. They’re just really good! ūüėČ

Banana Chocolate Walnut Muffins

These guys are basically the texture of moist (I hate that word) banana bread, but in cute muffin form.

Now, I have to admit that I kind of laugh whenever I see “Paleo…*insert your baked good or candy here*”. “Paleofying” things like muffins does not suddenly turn a treat into healthy, real food. I don’t suggest eating muffins for breakfast, or making Paleo sweets every week. Why? THEY STILL HAVE SUGAR, and they usually replace more nourishing food.

BUT. If you ARE going to have a treat, might as well make it one that is TOTALLY DELICIOUS without using refined sugar, flour, and dairy, right?? Right. These muffins are awesome for that, and I would serve them to non-Paleo/gluten-free company in a heartbeat. ūüôā

Paleo Banana Chocolate Walnut Muffins
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 2 very ripe bananas, mashed (should be 3/4 cup)
  2. 1/4 cup butter, ghee, or coconut oil - melted
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. 1/2 cup almond flour
  8. 1/3 cup arrowroot powder
  9. 1/4 cup coconut flour
  10. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  11. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  12. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (If desired - these are also very good without chocolate chips! I use Enjoy Life Brand)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a muffin pan with muffin liners.
  3. Mix wet ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients.
  5. Spoon mixture into muffin liners.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Let sit before eating.
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