One of my favorite baked goods growing up was my mom’s homemade chocolate chip banana bread. She had perfected the recipe, and I’m sure the cups of sugar and butter didn’t help any. ;) So naturally as I got older, I began experimenting with my own banana bread recipes. Trust me… I’ve gone through a LOT of bananas in my quest to find a healthier alternative, and today I am thrilled to bring that final recipe to you!
These banana bread muffins are seriously amazing. They’re moist, flavorful, and don’t crumble apart. When Isaac took his first bite he said “Wow! These are so buttery soft!” (joke’s on him… I didn’t use any butter, ha!). And he had one almost every day for breakfast last week. Y’all… That NEVER happens when I do a healthier baked good. So I call that a win, and know this muffin recipe will be a staple in our house for years to come.
I went the Paleo route for a couple of reasons. The first is to start cutting back some of the refined carbs and grains I’ve been eating lately (I blame you, Baby H!), and to still be able to enjoy a muffin in the morning without any guilt. I’ve also found that these muffins are WAY more filling than a traditional one, most likely because of the flours used to make them. #winwin Best of all, they were super easy to make, and I was able to get the entire batch baked before heading off to work last week. Because that’s what happens when I don’t feel like grocery shopping and meal prepping on Sunday nights haha!
So yes, I highly recommend these banana bread muffins. They are delicious. They are gluten and dairy free. They are filling. And they are oh so easy to make. What more do you need??
*If you look closely, you may see some chocolate chips peeking out of the middle of these muffins. I snuck in about 6-8 chocolate chips per muffin in the middle for a little extra sweetness, and because I just couldn’t resist! I always use soy free and dairy free chips- they are a little more expensive, but there aren’t any weird ingredients in them and I love that.
I never imagined as paleo associating with banana bread. Have to check this one out. Love banana bread. Genius!
I didn’t know if I’d be able to pull it off, but it is seriously such a great recipe! The best paleo muffin I’ve tried, and oh so delicious. Let me know how it turns out for you! :)
GIRL, YUM! These sound amazing! Banana muffins are my fave!
Mine too!! So easy for breakfast in the morning, and they are seriously amaaazing. Can’t wait for you to try them out :)
Looking forward to making these! Who doesn’t need a tried and true banana muffin recipe? Pinned for later????????
I need a new easy on the go breakfast! Ive bee in a bfeakfast rut lately. Looks great, thanks for sharing!
Muffins are so perfect for grab-n-go! Muffin, coffee and go!