Paleo Banana Zucchini Muffins

Scrumptious paleo zucchini muffins made with banana, coconut flour and cashew butter. These fluffy, dairy and gluten free zucchini muffins are naturally sweetened and perfectly moist for a wonderful, healthy snack or breakfast!

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

How incredible would it be if I drove up to your house in a truck that served ONLY muffins? Would we automatically be BFFs? Would you pay me in gold?

Hopefully the thought of me rolling up in a muffin truck and handing out muffins doesn’t sound weird. I have good intentions, I swear.

By now I think we’ve all figured out how much I adore zucchini; it gives wonderful moisture to baked goods and is packed with both potassium & fiber. Noms.

paleo zucchini muffins on two plates and in a muffin tin

Ingredients in paleo zucchini muffins

This easy paleo zucchini muffin recipe is my new fav. Probably EVER. Seriously, that’s how much I adore these muffins! They’re naturally sweetened with banana and a hint of maple syrup, and there’s no oil because the zucchini adds the perfect amount of moisture. Here’s everything you’ll need to make them:

  • Zucchini: the star of the show that adds moisture to these delicious muffins.
  • Banana: for natural sweetness and additional moisture.
  • Cashew butter: I love adding nut butter to muffins for a wonderful boost of protein, healthy fats & flavor. Cashew butter keeps these zucchini muffins paleo, too!
  • Maple syrup: you’ll just need a bit of pure maple syrup to get the sweetness just right.
  • Eggs: two eggs help these muffins hold together well. Flax eggs or chia eggs might work well but I haven’t tested it out. Let me know if you try either of them!
  • Vanilla: always have to add a bit of vanilla extract for flavor.
  • Coconut flour: the gluten free, low carb flour that makes these paleo zucchini muffins extra special!
  • Baking soda & salt: so that the muffins bake up properly. 

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How to make paleo zucchini muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 10 muffin liners. You’re only making 10 muffins, so leave two liners out.
  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini of excess moisture with a paper towel. In a large bowl, add zucchini, banana, cashew butter, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  3. Next add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Divide batter evenly between 10 muffin cups. Bake for 22-27 minute or until toothpick comes out clean and the tops of the muffins are just slightly golden brown. Makes 10 muffins.

Tips for making gluten free zucchini muffins

  • Squeeze out ALL of the extra moisture from your zucchini. This will ensure that they bake up well and aren’t too moist.
  • Use an extra ripe banana for the perfect amount of sweetness. The more brown spots the better!
  • Do not pack your coconut flour. Packing it could cause your zucchini muffins to become too dense.

gluten free zucchini muffins on two plates with hands grabbing one

Freezer-friendly healthy zucchini banana muffins

These healthy zucchini banana muffins are freezer-friendly! Wrap muffins individually in freezer-safe bags or store them in a large freezer bag. When you’re ready to enjoy them, reheat for 30-45 seconds in the microwave or simply thaw them at room temperature.

Nothing beats a good muffin. Come on, you know I’m right.

Time to get your bake on. Right freaking now!

More zucchini recipes to try

Peanut Butter Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal

Good Morning Healthy Maple Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

The Best Zucchini Brownies You’ll Ever Eat

The BEST Zucchini Lasagna Recipe (low carb!)

Summer Garden Crustless Zucchini Pie

If you make these delicious paleo zucchini muffins, be sure to leave a comment & a rating so I know how you liked them! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram — I love seeing your creations and featuring followers. xo!

Paleo Banana Zucchini Muffins

4.87 from 23 votes
paleo zucchini banana muffins on two plates and in a muffin tin
Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Muffins, Paleo, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, gluten free banana zucchini muffins, healthy, paleo banana zucchini muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Serves 10

Scrumptious paleo zucchini muffins made with banana, coconut flour and cashew butter. These fluffy, dairy and gluten free zucchini muffins are naturally sweetened and perfectly moist for a wonderful, healthy snack or breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (from 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (from 1 medium banana)
  • 3/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 10 muffin liners. You’re only making 10 muffins, so leave two liners out.
  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini of excess moisture with a paper towel. In a large bowl, add zucchini, banana, cashew butter, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  3. Next add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Divide batter evenly between 10 muffin cups. Bake for 22-27 minute or until toothpick comes out clean and the tops of the muffins are just slightly golden brown. Makes 10 muffins.

Recipe Notes

*Feel free to use a different nut butter such as: almond or peanut. Sunflower will also work, but your muffins may turn green; sunflower seeds contain chlorophyll which reacts with the baking soda/powder in recipes when heated and then once cooled, can turn green.

Muffins are freezer friendly. If you want to freeze them, simply wait until muffins are completely cool, then store in an airtight container or freezer safe plastic baggie.

To make muffins vegan: I think you could add a flax or chia egg and have them work out well! I haven't tried it, but please let me know if you do.

If you'd like feel free to add blueberries or chocolate chips to these muffins!

Nutrition
Servings: 10 muffins
Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories: 185kcal
Fat: 11.1g
Saturated fat: 2.1g
Carbohydrates: 17.3g
Fiber: 2.9g
Sugar: 7.5g
Protein: 5.6g
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