Say hello to the most delicious Paleo Banana Bread Muffins you have ever tasted! These bad boys are gluten-free, dairy-free and take just 30 minutes to make. Bake a batch today and enjoy all week (if they last that long! – Better make two batches, just in case)!
Not only are these banana bread muffins paleo, they also have a secret healthy ingredient that might help improve your skin, hair and nails! And it can help support a healthy gut and ease joint pain!
Now you ask, “What is this miracle worker you speak of?!”
I’ve talked about collagen before, in previous posts. Just last week, I shared a smoothie recipe that includes collagen peptides (and you can’t even taste it!). But, in case you haven’t jumped on the collagen bandwagon yet, let me fill you in:
What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein that naturally exists in your body. It is a major component of your connective tissues, skin, bones, muscles and hair. Our bodies can produce their own collagen, but they need a little help from our diets. But our modern diets are lacking in this important protein, which is abundant in animal skin, bones and cartilage. Since most of us probably aren’t eating these animal parts, we just don’t consume collagen-rich foods like our ancestors used to. (If you make homemade bone broth with these animal parts, props to you!). Likewise, our processed-food-laden diets lack the nutrients found in whole foods that act as precursors to collagen production in our own bodies.
Additionally, as we age, collagen production in our bodies begins to diminish. We start to see and feel it in our achy joints, wrinkly skin and dry, brittle hair. That’s where grass-fed collagen peptides comes in! It’s super easy to incorporate into your diet and is tasteless, so you can add it to tons of foods (like this Paleo Banana Bread Muffins recipe!). It’s also hydrolyzed, which makes it more bioavailable (so your body can absorb and utilize the proteins better). It also has many health benefits, including:
- Promoting healthy skin, hair and nails.
- Supporting a healthy gut.
- Easing joint pain.
- Improving bone health.
- Supporting brain health.
So how do you start incorporating more collagen into your diet? Well, to start, test out this Paleo Banana Bread Muffin recipe!
How to make Paleo Banana Bread Muffins (with Collagen!)
Now, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of how to make these Paleo Banana Bread Muffins. You’ll need a medium and a large bowl, a muffin tin and 30 minutes.
First, preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease your muffin tin (or add paper or silicone liners).
Then, in a medium bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup coconut flour, 3/4 tsp baking soda, 3/4 tsp baking powder (see notes for paleo baking powder), 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves and 2 scoops grass-fed collagen peptides.
Add your bowl of dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and stir well. Then, fold in 1 cup chopped walnuts. Divide the batter among your muffin tin and top with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. Bake at 350º for 18-22 minutes.
Then, try not to eat all of the muffins in one sitting. ? Better make two batches, just in case!
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Say hello to the most delicious Paleo Banana Bread Muffins you have ever tasted! These bad boys come together in 30 minutes flat, and get an added dose of protein from grass-fed collagen peptides.
3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder (see notes)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 scoops grass-fed collagen peptides
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
2 Tbsp avocado oil
1/8 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1–1/4 cup chopped walnuts (reserve 1/4 cup for topping)
Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease your muffin tin (or add paper or silicone liners).
In medium bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (except for the walnuts).
Add dry ingredients to wet, and stir well before folding in 1 cup chopped walnuts.
Divide the batter among your muffin tin and top with remaining 1/4 cup chopped walnuts.
Bake at 350º for 18-22 minutes.
Remove from oven, let cool slightly and enjoy!
To make your own strictly paleo (corn free) baking powder, mix 1/4 tsp baking soda with 1/2 tsp cream of tartar.
Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for a few months.
- Calories: 162
- Fat: 10.3g
- Carbohydrates: 10.8g
- Fiber: 2.2g
- Protein: 9.1g
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