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Grain-Free Banana Walnut Muffins (Paleo)

Paleo grain-free banana walnut muffins made with almond flour and pure maple syrup. These naturally sweetened treats come with a nutty streusel topping and make for a healthy breakfast or snack!

Grain- Free Banana Walnut Muffins made with almond flour and pure maple syrup. These paleo muffins are healthy, easy to prepare in your blender, and are perfectly healthy!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my (almost) six years of blogging, it’s that banana bread recipes are serious business. They’re practically an institution.

And for a good reason…


Natural sweetness




…like a really, really, ridiculously long embrace from a chiseled hunk of the most glorious human specimen.

…if I may be so frank as to draw that comparison

I feel like the most important thing I could possibly say to you right now is you need to make these muffins.

..Not that I’m trying to be pushy or overbearing, just that I know us well enough by now to say with confidence that these muffins will strengthen trust, build bonds, comfort all the chakras, and lay the foundation for future wise decisions. BIG news, bears.

Grain-Free Banana Walnut Muffins are a healthy paleo breakfast - made with almond flour and pure maple syrup, these paleo muffins are healthy and are easy to prepare in your blender!

In all seriousness, I actually made this recipe because I had a few people inquiring about making my age-old Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Muffins grain-free.

I’ve learned over the years that when it comes to you and banana bread, there’s no fooling around. So rather than trying to troubleshoot that specific recipe to adapt a grain-free version, I started from scratch. And what I’ve landed on here is MEGA.

..Don’t forget the nutty topping, though. It counts.

As per ush, The muffin batter is whipped up in your blender. Zippity zap zoom DONE! You stir together your nutty topping mixture in a bowl, spoon it over the muff batter, bake, and shizzity shaza rama lama dingdong UGH! Best muffins ever.

Now that I’ve sold you on the concept, I will say, I always recommend making muffins in bulk. I mean, why not? They freeze super well, they’re perfect for snack, brunch, throwing at birds, you name it, there’s a purpose. So feel free to go big on this recipe.

Have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Grain-Free Paleo Banana Walnut Muffins with walnut topping. Made with almond flour and pure maple syrup for a healthy treat.

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Grain-Free Banana Walnut Muffins made with almond flour and pure maple syrup. These paleo muffins are healthy, easy to prepare in your blender, and are perfectly healthy!

Grain Free Banana Walnut Muffins

Grain Free Banana Walnut Muffins made with almond flour and sweetened with pure maple syrup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
9 muffins


Banana Walnut Muffins

Walnut Topping:


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly oil or spray a muffin pan (or line with muffin liners).
  • Add all of the ingredients for the muffins (except for the walnuts) to a high-powered blender and blend until completely smooth. Note: the batter will be thick - this is normal. Stir in 1/2 cup of raw walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tray, filling 9 of the holes 3/4 of the way up.
  • Stir together the ingredients for the walnut topping. Spoon the topping over the muffin batter.
  • Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden-brown. Turn off the oven and leave muffins in the warm oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove muffins from oven and allow them to cool at least 30 minutes before releasing them from the muffin tray. Note: if you don't use muffin liners, run a knife between each muffin and the muffin tray in order to pop them out. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, banana muffins, grain free, paleo
Servings: 9 muffins
Author: Julia
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Tuesday 11th of February 2020

This looks so good! wondering if coconut oil can be used instead of ghee/butter, or some other vegan alternative?


Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Hi Tammi! Absolutely! You can use coconut oil, coconut milk, or avocado oil. Hope you enjoy! xo


Saturday 25th of November 2017

Seriously, these are incredible! I made a batch yesterday afternoon and they tasted amazing right out of the oven. I was thrilled to find they tasted even better this morning! What a perfect healthy treat with morning coffee by the Christmas tree... One note that the recipe made 12 muffins for me too, just as another person mentioned


Friday 27th of October 2017

These are delicious muffins (and I don't like banana muffins!!) The topping makes them bakery quality. I would like to share them on my site and will give you full credit :) I wanted to let you know they are not grain free because of the baking powder - this doesn't matter much to me but it may to some of your readers.

Alexis Crawford

Thursday 8th of June 2017

Here are the nutrition facts. Nutrition Facts Servings: 12 Per Serving % Daily Value* Calories 125 Total Fat 7.1g 9% Saturated Fat 1.9g 9% Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 36mg 13% Sodium 53mg 2% Potassium 303mg 6% Total Carb 13.9g 5% Dietary Fiber 2g 7% Sugars 7.5g Protein 2.9g

Alexis Crawford

Thursday 8th of June 2017

By the way, I love this recipe! It made 12 medium muffins for me. I'm going to make it again this weekend. I really really really love this recipe. Thanks again for your website and your cooking beauty and grace.


Friday 2nd of June 2017

I love your recipe :) need to try this one :) Your pictures are very nice, i guess i need to go shopping tomorrow.

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