You miss bread. I get it. I do, too. Try these delicious banana bread drop muffins, using almond flour and sweetened only with bananas. No grains, no added sugar, no dairy, but you won't believe how good these things are. Makes 12 muffins. Easily split the recipe in half for 6.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
17 mins
total:
32 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking pan with 2 teaspoons coconut oil.

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  • Combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Mix well.

  • Break bananas into pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until soft, about 30 seconds. Mash until creamy. Add eggs and 1/4 cup coconut oil; mix well. Combine with the almond flour mixture. Drop batter onto the prepared baking pan in biscuit shapes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until peaks are lightly browned, about 17 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; protein 9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 12.9g 4% DV; fat 24.2g 37% DV; cholesterol 31mg 10% DV; sodium 310.6mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2018
Extremely easy and quick to make! I made two additions: 1/2 tsp vanilla and about 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Without added sugar you should use really dark, ripe bananas. Delicious bread like consistency when put in mini loaf pans (no greasing needed in silicone pans). I dropped batter in the bottom of the pans and smoothed as best as possible. When baking normal by dropping onto sheets the browned crust that forms is crunchy and delicious with a moist bread like center. If you're not Whole30, butter and honey are killer additions. Either way, be careful with calories. Each serving packs a punch and you won't want to eat just one if you are abstaining from added sugar or adding honey-butter. Guilt free calories for me though it's mostly from the almond's monounsaturated fats. They can be quite filling if you eat more than one or two. Friends I shared with loved them and asked for the recipe. I will continue to make these often. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/13/2020
I was very excited to try this after reading the good reviews. However it was tasteless and bland even though I added 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. This might work well as a base but a lot will need to be added to it before I would consider it worth making again. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2018
Extremely easy and quick to make! I made two additions: 1/2 tsp vanilla and about 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Without added sugar you should use really dark, ripe bananas. Delicious bread like consistency when put in mini loaf pans (no greasing needed in silicone pans). I dropped batter in the bottom of the pans and smoothed as best as possible. When baking normal by dropping onto sheets the browned crust that forms is crunchy and delicious with a moist bread like center. If you're not Whole30, butter and honey are killer additions. Either way, be careful with calories. Each serving packs a punch and you won't want to eat just one if you are abstaining from added sugar or adding honey-butter. Guilt free calories for me though it's mostly from the almond's monounsaturated fats. They can be quite filling if you eat more than one or two. Friends I shared with loved them and asked for the recipe. I will continue to make these often. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2018
Great muffin and healthier than most, but sadly not Whole 30 compliant. You’re not supposed to recreate baked goods with approved ingredients. Sorry...but they are great for a treat after! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2018
These do not look as good in the picture as they are! They are wonderful. My husband, who isn't gluten free, had no idea they are GF. I was very impressed. Made as is written. The only thing I will do differently next time is maybe add a bit of banana extract. I used 2 bananas, but maybe needed to wait till they were more ripe. Delicious and so easy. I plan on making these with my 2 year old grandson, as his mama doesn't allow him to eat much sugar. These would be a fun treat, cut in half, spread peanut butter on them, and put a little banana slice between the two halves. Just enough for two little hands. But I cut in half and spread butter. Seriously, no difference from a regular wheat muffin, in terms of texture, except these were lighter and fluffier and moist. They look dry and crumbly in the picture, but they aren't at all that way. I used a cookie dough scoop, so it made around 20. Thanks so much for submitting the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2017
These are delish! Soft and with a nutty/buttery flavor. Really good and pretty healthy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2018
I had pretty small bananas so I used 3. Also they were several days from ripe so that will affect my result. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Taste and texture is good. Ripe bananas are key though. Next time I'm going to use more banana. There will be many next times:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2019
It seems to me that most gluten free food is packed with sugar to make up for the lack of gluten, I guess. This recipe is not. It has an awesome just slightly sweet taste. I added the vanilla like suggested in some of the other comments. My wife ate most of these so now I'm working on my second batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2018
Perfect for a quick gluten free snack! Also, to the people that wish to substitute coconut flour for the almond flour, you will only need 1/4 to 1/3 the amount of flour called for in this recipe since coconut flour is much more absorbant. If you substitute 1:1 you will most definitely end up with dry hard lumps instead of muffins. HTH and thanks for a quick, tasty recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2018
Made recipe as written but added cinnamon. Excellent! Soft tasty and satisfying! A keeper for our new healthier lifestyle! Fun to make too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2018
I made exactly as written only I halved it to see if I liked them....they were Delicious! I'm making them again today and will make the whole recipe. This is a keeper Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/13/2020
I was very excited to try this after reading the good reviews. However it was tasteless and bland even though I added 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. This might work well as a base but a lot will need to be added to it before I would consider it worth making again. Read More
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