Almond Flour Banana Muffins

Almond Flour Banana Muffins

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni & Eric Kleinberg 

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 24
Yield: 24 mini muffins
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
54 Calories
4g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 97mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These nutritious and delicious almond flour banana muffins are the perfect snack for an afternoon pick-me-up or a quick and easy breakfast. The recipe calls for a cup of mashed, very ripe bananas—the riper the banana, the more concentrated the flavor and sweeter the muffin. It's a great way to use up bananas starting to go mushy.

Almond flour banana muffins are gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and vegan. Instead of using an egg in this recipe, the moisture from the mashed bananas combines with ground flaxseed meal to create a binder that works like an egg. Using ground flaxseed adds wonderful flavor and texture and makes the muffins extra healthy.

You can make these in a mini muffin pan, which will yield 24, or you can prepare 12 standard size muffins, if desired—simply increase the bake time. Think of this recipe as a blank slate to add your own spin.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup very ripe mashed banana (2 to 3 large bananas)

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal

  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a 24-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners.

    Almond Flour Banana Muffins ingredients

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni & Eric Kleinberg 

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the mashed banana and flaxseed meal.

    Mashed banana and flax in a bowl

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni & Eric Kleinberg 

  3. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken.

    Almond Flour Banana Muffins

    Kristina Vanni/Eric Kleinberg 

  4. Add the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, stirring until completely combined.

    Almond Flour Banana Muffins

    Kristina Vanni/Eric Kleinberg 

  5. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.

    Almond Flour Banana Muffins

    Kristina Vanni/Eric Kleinberg 

  6. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until risen, the tops appear dry, and muffins are light golden brown.

    Almond Flour Banana Muffins

    Kristina Vanni/Eric Kleinberg 

  7. Let the muffins cool 5 minutes in the pan set on a cooling rack. Remove from pan and cool completely on the rack before serving.

    Almond Flour Banana Muffins

    Kristina Vanni/Eric Kleinberg 

Recipe Variations

Try changing up these muffins with a handful of a tasty mix-ins:

  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, or dates
  • Chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts, or almonds

Can I Substitute Almond Flour for All-Purpose Flour in Muffins?

It is best to find recipes specifically formulated to be prepared with almond flour rather than simply swapping almond flour cup for cup with all-purpose flour. Almond flour is simply ground almonds, so it does not have the same properties (such as gluten) as all-purpose flour.

Is Almond Flour Good to Bake With?

Almond flour is a delicious option for baking, from cookies to cakes and more. Be sure to seek out recipes for baked goods that have been designed to work with the particular properties of almond flour.

Why Did My Banana Muffins Not Rise?

Some muffin recipes contain leavening agents which help the muffins rise and create a round domed top. Make sure your baking powder and/or baking soda are not out-of-date and bake the muffin batter right after mixing.

How Many Carbs Are in Almond Flour?

Almond flour is one of the most popular low-carb flour options available. A quarter cup of almond flour contains 6 grams of carbs.

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