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Flax Almond Meal Banana Muffins with Dark Chocolate (paleo!)

Almond meal banana muffins with nutritious flaxseed meal. No sugar added; high in protein and fiber! Grain free, gluten free, dairy free and paleo-friendly.

Course Breakfast, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Muffin, Paleo, Snack
Keyword almond meal banana muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 muffins
Calories 218 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium extra ripe bananas (about 3/4 cup mashed banana)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (avocado or olive oil also works)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 2.5 oz 72% dark chocolate bar, chopped (use vegan chocolate, if desired)*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond meal, flaxseed meal, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the following together until smooth and creamy: mashed banana, egg, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, vanilla and almond milk.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in dark chocolate chunks, leaving a few for sprinkling on top of the muffin batter.
  4. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 of the way full. Bake 20-23 minutes until toothpick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Makes 10 muffins.

Recipe Notes

To make vegan: I haven't tested this, but I assume you could leave out the egg and use 1/3 cup flaxseed meal and add another 1/4 cup almond milk. Please let me know if you try it!

If you want to replace the chocolate chunks with chocolate chips you can. I recommend about 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Feel free to add in walnuts or pecans.

Nutrition for 1 muffin without chocolate: 180 calories | 13.4g fat | 9.9g carbs | 3.6g fiber | 3.7g sugar | 6.3g protein

Nutrition Facts
Flax Almond Meal Banana Muffins with Dark Chocolate (paleo!)
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.7g26%
Saturated Fat 4.2g26%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4.2g18%
Sugar 5.5g6%
Protein 6.8g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.