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four almond flour banana muffins, one cut in half revealing a moist and fluffy center.
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Almond Flour Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel (Gluten-Free)

These banana muffins are made with super healthy ingredients like almond flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, and cinnamon! They are paleo and gluten-free, but most importantly they are absolutely delicious! Serve these streusel-topped muffins with a cup of coffee or tea for the perfect cozy breakfast!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 315kcal

Ingredients

Banana Muffins

  • 1 1/2 c mashed ripe banana about 4 bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 c maple syrup
  • 1/2 c coconut oil, melted
  • 2 c almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon Streusel

  • 3/4 c almond flour
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Make The Streusel:

  • Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until evenly combined. Put the bowl in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes while you make the muffin batter.

Make the Muffins:

  • In a large bowl whisk together the mashed banana, eggs, vanilla and, maple syrup. Switch to a wooden spoon or spatula and fold in the rest of the ingredients; almond flour, baking soda, salt, and melted coconut oil.
  • Divide the batter among the lined muffins cups, filling each 3/4 of the way. Top each muffin with a tablespoon of the streusel topping. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the streusel is golden brown. Allow the muffins to cool completely before serving.

Notes

Ingredient Substitutions:
  • Coconut Oil: Olive oil or any neutral oil is fine. 
  • Maple Syrup: Coconut sugar, brown sugar, or honey. 
  • Eggs: For vegan muffins, you can use flax eggs.
 
FAQS + Expert Tips:
  • Can I add chocolate chips to this recipe? Yes! To make chocolate chip banana muffins: add 3/4c of chocolate chips to the batter before baking. 
  • How ripe should bananas be for banana bread? Bananas for banana bread should be mostly black. A few streaks and spots of yellow are ok but to achieve the most flavorful, and moist loaf the bananas should be 75-100% black.
 
Storage + Freezing:
  • Store these muffins in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg