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Paleo Banana Poppy Seed Muffins {gluten free + vegetarian}

Paleo Banana Poppy Seed Muffins are perfectly moist and sweet with a bit of pop and crunch thanks to the poppy seed. Made with nut flours, sweetened with maple syrup and organic bananas these muffins go perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning or as an afternoon snack and with only 161 calories per serving you can enjoy them guilt free. 

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I am in San Diego, California this weekend, specifically Coronado. We are here to celebrate a friend’s wedding and it is an Indian wedding.  The celebration/wedding is a HUGE production. It is happening over three days, and the music, dancing {loads of dancing}, clothes are spectacular.  The colors that the men and women wear are spectacular.  Ever jewel tone color imaginable is worn, and it is set outside against the blue backdrop of the San Diego Bay.

The wedding party wore fuchsia for the Mehndi & Sangeet party.  The Mehndi is where the women get their hands, feet, and bodies painted with henna.  I got my right hand painted and I love it.  A Sangeet is just a huge party that is thrown the night before the wedding with food, dancing, and lots of music.

For the wedding, the bridal party wore a dark red color that was spectacular.  The wedding was outside at 1:30 on the lawn overlooking the Bay and as the wedding took place sailboats sailed past as the perfect backdrop to such a beautiful day.  We are headed to the reception tonight and tomorrow a lunch to send off the couple.

Getting to experience a different culture and appreciate the history of their religion has been a wonderful experience and I am so honored that we were invited to help celebrate such a beautiful couple.

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Back to cooking, but specifically baking.  I am on a baking bender these days, so be prepared to see loads of baked good recipes coming up.

I started off wanting to make banana muffins because I love bananas.  I love adding them to my after workout smoothie and tossing them in my baked goods. I actually love the flavor of banana with chocolate specifically, the two flavors go perfectly together.  BUT, really we know everything goes well with chocolate, so… come on.

I also love bananas because they are full of potassium, vitamin B6, and magnesium.  What do all those things have in common? They help our bodies nerve and muscle function. All good things when we lead such busy, productive lives.

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WHY YOU WANT TO MAKE THESE PALEO BANANA POPPY SEED MUFFINS.

Okay, I actually had to play with this recipe a bit.

Why do you ask?  Because I wasn’t sure if I wanted muffins that were moist and soft or moist with a bit of a crusty crunchy exterior.  The first batch I cooked at a higher temperature 400° and baked them for 20 minutes.  They were good, but the insides were just a bit too moist, and I really was worried cooking longer would leave the tops over cooked.  So, I played with the recipe and cooked the new batch at 350° for 25 minutes, which left me with a perfectly cooked cake like muffins, which to me are the best kind.  Really the flavor was the same, it was just more of a texture thing for me.

These buggers went fast at my house, they were perfect served warm.  The leftovers were stored in an airtight container for up to a week, and I would warm them up when I would grab one from the fridge.

The hubs liked them cold or warm, so it a personal preference kind of thing.

Paleo Banana Poppyseed Muffins Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Paleo Banana Poppyseed Muffins Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Paleo Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

Paleo Banana Poppy Seed Muffins are perfectly moist and sweet with the a bit of pop and crunch thanks to the poppy seed. Made with nut flours, sweetened with maple syrup and organic bananas these muffins go perfect with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning or as an afternoon snack.
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil melted
  • 2 medium ripe organic bananas mashed
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line muffin pan with baking cups.
  • In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda
  • In a medium bowl whisk together coconut oil, milk, maple syrup. Once blended whisk in the egg.
  • Slowly stir in flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in mashed bananas and poppy seeds.
  • sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in bananas and poppy seeds.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Notes

Store any extra muffins in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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4 comments on “Paleo Banana Poppy Seed Muffins {gluten free + vegetarian}”

  1. Is it supposed to have baking powder and baking soda? You have both listed in the ingredients but in your steps you only list baking soda. It looks like there was an error around #5 and needs to be edited. I am already making this now and have used both baking powder and baking soda so I hope it turns out!

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