[Grain-Free] Banana Nut Chia Muffins

This recipe could not have happened in a more random way.

Grain Free Banana Nut Chia Muffins

Let me take you through this. It was a couple of weeks ago, and my husband and I were sitting on the couch watching tv. It was about 11pm, and he was sort of multitasking and also working on something for work the next day. The second he gets distracted and starts sending off a bunch of emails, I become instantly bored. Out of my boredom, something came over me. I wanted to bake something. Now, let me tell you, this NEVER happens. My motto in our house is that I don’t cook anything for anybody after 9pm. So for me to want to wander into the kitchen at 11pm was like seeing a unicorn. Hanging out with the tooth fairy, and Santa Claus. Craziness.

Grain Free Banana Nut Chia Muffins

Grain Free Banana Nut Chia Muffins

So on a whim, I decide to make some muffins. I pretty much made up this recipe off the top of my head, with the random ingredients that I had in the pantry. And let me tell you, they are delicious. I was surprised at how good they turned out. And they definitely didn’t last long in our house. They are also vegan because I used chia eggs instead of real eggs. We were out of eggs, so I had to improvise. Oh well, a little extra protein never hurt anybody. These make an amazing breakfast, especially with a little peanut butter smeared on top. Mmm, heaven.

Grain Free Banana Nut Chia Muffins

*(To make a chia egg, the general rule is 1 tbsp chia seeds + 2-3 tbsp water. Let it sit in the fridge for about 10 minutes, and it will become a gel-like consistency.)


[Grain-Free] Banana Nut Chia Muffins

Yield: 9 muffins


  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 bananas, mashed (the riper, the better)
  • 2 chia eggs (2 tbsp chia seeds + 5-6 tbsp water) *or you could use real eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup almonds (chopped) *you could also use slivered almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare chia egg and set it in the fridge so it has to time to gel.
  2. Mix wet ingredients together in a small bowl. Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl.
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry.
  4. Line muffin tin with liners. Put batter into muffin tin, and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown on top.

Smear with drippy peanut butter and enjoy!

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