Banana Almond Chocolate Chip Muffins


A great use for overripe bananas! These muffins take only minutes to put together but come out light and savory. If you're a fan of doing a little extra for your weekend breakfasts, this recipe will fill that need and satisfy some bellies.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 dozen muffins


  • 1 ⅓ cups gluten-free baking mix (such as Arrowhead Mills®)

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Optional)

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed

  • ½ cup turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw®)

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 ½ egg

  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with liners.

  2. Mix gluten-free flour, protein powder, baking soda, cacao powder, and salt in a large bowl.

  3. Place mashed bananas, turbinado sugar, melted butter, and egg in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment; beat on medium speed until well-blended and airy. Add flour mixture; mix until batter is evenly moistened. Stir in chocolate chips and sliced almonds.

  4. Scoop the batter into the muffin tin, filling each liner 2/3 of the way full.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let muffins cool on wire rack before serving, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If the batter is too thick, thin it with a little coconut milk or creamer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
12g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 215mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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