I love muffins. I’ve never been much of a fan of cupcakes, but muffins are amazing – especially these gluten-free banana cinnamon muffins. I could eat them all day long, which is why I often stick them in the freezer shortly after I bake them. I had 3 paleo muffins today, and that was probably 2 more than I should have had.
I’ve gotten pretty good at making paleo bread, but paleo muffins are another story. It took me forever to figure out how to make grain-free muffins with a texture that rivaled wheat muffins, but I finally got it down. Whew.
Anyway, enough about that. These delicious muffins aren’t going to bake themselves, so it’s time to get started.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mash the bananas in a large bowl, then add vanilla extract, eggs, honey, and ghee. Blend well.
Add in your other ingredients, saving the coconut flour for last.
Slowly stir in the coconut flour and allow your mixture to sit for 3 to 5 minutes. This gives it time to absorb the flour.
Pour the mixture into 12 nonstick, reusable muffin liners or liners coated with coconut oil.
If you’re making a cinnamon topping, combine the 3 ingredients in a bowl and then spread clumps of it on top of the uncooked muffins. It doesn’t have to look pretty (mine didn’t). Add in a couple teaspoons of coconut sugar if you prefer a grainy texture or need more sweetness. If you’re not paleo, add brown sugar.
Bake your paleo banana muffins for 20 to 22 minutes. The muffins are done when a fork comes out clean.
Notice that only half of my gluten-free banana muffins have a cinnamon crumb topping? That’s because half of my family prefers plain muffins and the other half likes muffins sprinkled with fragrant cinnamon crumbs.
Let these paleo banana muffins cool for about 10 minutes before you eat them.
Top with grass-fed butter and/or maple syrup if you want. My kids claim this makes the muffins taste like French toast, and I agree.
Mmmmmm, hot banana cinnamon muffins fresh out of the oven:
So delicious. Do you see why I ate a bunch of these? Totally worth every calorie.
Check out the inside of these banana muffins. They have an amazing texture similar to non-paleo baked goods.
Let’s get a little closer:
Ready to make your own gluten-free banana muffins with a cinnamon crumb topping?
Here’s my printable, Pinnable recipe for paleo banana muffins with an optional cinnamon topping: