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My favorite Maple Almond Banana Muffins with salty cinnamon – cardamon butter. All made in one bowl, gluten-free, nutritious, and SO DELICIOUS! These are the perfect muffins to bake up this weekend. All you need are over-ripe bananas, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, and a mix of almond flour and oat flour. Each muffin is light, moist, and super sweet. The salty cardamon spice butter only adds to their deliciousness. These muffins are sure to be a hit!\

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We all know how much I LOVE banana bread in the winter, so I knew I wanted to share a great gluten-free banana bread/muffin with you all this month. It’s something you’ve all been asking for, and I’m excited to finally have the perfect recipe to share!

I’ve been working on these muffins on and off since December and now feel that I have them fairly perfected. Gluten-free or not, these are some of the best banana muffins.

I based the recipe on my go-to banana bread that I shared years ago. I started out with solely almond flour but quickly realized I needed another type of flour.

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Mixing gluten-free oat flour in with the almond flour created the perfect result. These are just like the muffins my mom and I used to bake when I was a kid. She had a recipe in an old cookbook that called for chunks of walnuts. Of course, we’d swap the walnuts for chunks of chocolate, but these muffins totally remind me of that recipe. Super moist and sweet with a lot of bananas!

They’re delicious! And really so easy. Oh, and you only need one bowl!

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These are the Details

Step 1: the bananas

The key to any good banana bread is brown bananas. Without brown bananas your bread/muffin is going to lack flavor. If they’re just too black to eat, they’re perfect for banana bread.

Mash up four bananas. You can use a fork or a potato masher for this.

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Step 2: the wet ingredients

To the bananas, add melted coconut oil, maple syrup, a couple of eggs, and some vanilla.

Mix this until the eggs are blended into the bananas.

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Step 3: the dry ingredients

Now, the dry mix. As mentioned, these are made with almond flour and oat flour. If you’re strictly gluten-free, make sure the oat flour you buy is labeled gluten-free.

Mix the two flours together, then add cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

At this point, you can mix in some walnuts if you like. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. It really just depends on the day. More times than not, chunks of chocolate are just required. Either option is great, so go with what you love! Asher says that chocolate chunks are THE way to go.

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Step 4: the butter

While the bread is baking, make the butter. You might be thinking – oh, I’ll just skip that step. Please allow me to convince you not to do that.

This butter is so delicious when slathered over a warm muffin. I whip the butter with maple syrup. Add cinnamon, cardamon, and a pinch of sea salt. Then whip it up some more until the butter is light and creamy.

If you’re eating these warm, I highly recommend the butter with a pinch of sea salt. Oh, my goodness, so yummy. You’d never guess these are nutritious.

We love that!

These are great packed up as a work snack or enjoyed as a mid-day treat. However you decide to enjoy them, I really think you’ll love them.

I have a good feeling this will be a recipe we all be making on repeat. Asher LOVED them! Enjoy y’all!

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Looking for other sweet winter recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Bakery Blueberry Vanilla Crunch Muffins

Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake Muffins

Double Strawberry Cupcakes

Maple Glazed Doughnuts

Baked Chocolate Fudge Glazed Doughnuts

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts with Cinnamon Maple Glaze

Lastly, if you make these Maple Almond Banana Muffins be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And, of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Maple Almond Banana Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 16 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 211 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Ingredients

Cinnamon cardamon Butter

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line 16 muffin tins with paper liners.
    2. In a bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla until combined. Add the almond flour, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, mix until just combined. Fold in the walnuts, if using. 
    3. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until just set. Eat warm with plenty cinnamon butter. Enjoy!
    4. To make the butter, beat everything together until creamy. Serve with warm muffins.
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  1. Hi! What would you recommend as a substitute for oat flour for someone with Celiac who can’t have oats?

    1. Hi Ashley,
      I would use an equal amount of gluten free flour. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT