Paleo Muffins: Strawberry Banana

Paleo Muffins

Paleo Strawberry Banana Muffins

So it’s getting to be about that time of year when organic strawberries are actually getting to be a reasonable price. Strawberries are one of those items that you really should get organic because the conventional type is high in pesticides and one of the dirty dozen. And it’s one of the few things that you can actually tell the difference in flavor when you compare it to conventional berries. Here in Florida it’s easy to get local berries, even in the grocery store, so that’s a bonus.

Our local grocery store started selling organic coconut milk. I was pleasantly surprised, but a little bit baffled when I saw that the price is actually about 75 cents less than the same brand’s conventional coconut milk. Hmmm . . . I think I’d better enjoy this while it lasts!

Strawberry and banana flavors go together so well, and the banana helps to make this muffin nice and moist. Even with the half-cup of coconut flour, they aren’t dry at all.

Paleo Muffins: Strawberry Banana

Strawberry Banana Paleo Muffin Batter

This recipe makes about 10 muffins.

Paleo Muffins: Strawberry Banana

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 medium to large ripe banana, mashed (or two small)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Whisk together coconut flour, almond flour, flax seed meal, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and honey.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, whisking a little at a time to combine well.
  5. Mash up the banana separately. Add it into the batter, then fold in the strawberries.
  6. Fill up lined muffin cups. You can fill them up close to the top because we’re not using conventional flour. They don’t rise very much.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

© Liz Davis If CaveMom Baked Cookies 2012 | Paleo Muffins: Strawberry Banana

14 thoughts on “Paleo Muffins: Strawberry Banana

  1. Nicole Roth

    These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing. The only thing I did differently was I threw all the wet ingredients including the strawberries (whole with the tops) into the Vita Mix. Next time I will also add finely chopped walnuts. Delicious! this is for sure a ‘make again’. : )

    Reply
    1. Liz Post author

      I’m so glad you liked them! Using the Vita Mix is a great idea. Walnuts will make a nice addition, too.

      Thanks for your comment :)

      Reply
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  4. Renee WP

    Oh my goodness! These have to be by far the BEST muffins I’ve tried made with coconut flour, sometimes they can come out dry and too eggy.
    These came out delicious thank you for the recipe!

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  5. Eileen

    nice to see a recipe with comments that people have actually tried the recipe THEN made a comment. These were VERY good! Moist and super quick to make. Only thing I changed was adding a dash of cinnamon. Thanks for the yummy recipe post.

    Reply
    1. Liz Davis Post author

      Oh my gosh, Eileen, is that your pet peeve, too? Hahah!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Cinnamon sounds like an excellent addition! I’ll have to try that sometime.

      Thank you for coming back to comment!

      Reply
  6. Jessica

    Do you think these could be frozen? I want to bake some items and freeze them so I don’t have to worry about baking for a few weeks once my baby is born.

    Reply
    1. Liz Davis Post author

      Hi, Jessica. Yes, you could bake these in advance and freeze them. Just be sure to bring them down to room temperature first, then wrap them well. I like to use freezer paper, then tin foil, and then put the items in an air-tight container. Congratulations and good luck! I think it’s a great idea to get snacks prepared in advance–I wish I had the foresight to do that before my daughter was born!

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  7. Jill Whalen

    Just made these and tried the first one fresh out of the oven. Delicious, thanks!

    I used less honey (only about a tbsp) and they were plenty sweet enough. I also folded in some raw pecans with the strawberries, which worked nicely to give them a little something extra.

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