Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins (grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)

These fudgy paleo chocolate banana muffins are super rich and decadent! They’re also naturally sweetened with honey and are grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.

When I make muffins, I’m usually able to eat at least three or four before I feel even the slightest bit full (I have to admit that I’m kind of a piggie). But these chocolate banana muffins are so rich and filling I could hardly do one and a half.

I suppose that’s not too surprising considering all the almond flour and chocolate in there!

These paleo chocolate banana muffins are super rich and decadent! (honey sweetened, grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free)

These paleo banana muffins have a really nice texture! They’re not quite fudgy, but definitely headed that way, which is probably another reason why I couldn’t handle eating several of these at once.

So they’re dense, but a nice dense, and have a really nice crumb. And they definitely don’t have that typical paleo muffin texture! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had way too many bad grain-free muffins.

They’re often weirdly spongy and just don’t taste very good. My taste testers thought that these were made with all-purpose flour. To be honest now, my taste testers don’t know a thing about baking, let alone grain-free baking, but I was happy. :D

These paleo chocolate banana muffins are super rich and decadent! (honey sweetened, gluten-free, grain-free dairy-free)

The banana taste is also pretty strong in these banana muffins so I wouldn’t recommend making these unless the idea of chocolate and banana appeals to you! I was kind of hoping to use up my bananas in these muffins and not have them taste like banana at all, but I’m still really pleased with how they came out.

I haven’t tried subbing the banana with something else so I have no idea how that’d work. If you try using something else, let us know in the comments how it worked out!

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Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins (grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)

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Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins (grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)
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  • Yield: 12 muffins



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with the bottom of a glass. They should almost be like a puree.
  3. Add the honey and vanilla and stir.
  4. Add in the eggs and oil and stir until well combined.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Stir just until combined and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Spoon the batter into the muffin liners and sprinkle on additional chocolate chips, if desired.
  8. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Be careful not to confuse a melted chocolate chip with the batter.
  9. Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  1. Use can use unrefined coconut oil if you don't mind a slight coconut taste.

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138 comments on “Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins (grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)” — Add one!

  • holly johns
    October 17, 2016 @ 1:54 am

    hey can you substitute or get rid of the chocolate chips

    • Erin replies to holly johns
      October 18, 2016 @ 5:53 pm

      You can omit the chocolate chips but they won’t be nearly as delicious. ;) But you can’t omit or sub anything for the cocoa powder.

  • Brooke Barkley says
    October 6, 2016 @ 3:35 am

    Is there a substitute for almond flour? It’s one of our allergies but this recipe looks good!

    • Erin replies to Brooke Barkley
      October 6, 2016 @ 9:10 pm

      Thanks! You could try another type of nut flour. If you can’t do nuts at all, I’ve heard of people using sunflower seed flour but I’ve never tried it and have no idea if it’d work here. Sorry about that!

  • Edda
    August 8, 2016 @ 4:50 am

    I had some very ripe bananas when I made this so instead of honey I used maple syrup. I also put chopped pecans as a topping. I love them! Thanks for sharing.

    • Erin replies to Edda
      August 9, 2016 @ 8:41 pm

      Good to know that maple syrup works well! And I love your chopped pecan addition. :) Thanks for your tips!

      • Edda replies to Erin
        August 11, 2016 @ 2:55 pm

        Shared these with my non Paleo friends and they can’t get over how moist and delicious these muffins were and healthier too! These will be one of my favorites ❤️😄

        • Erin replies to Edda
          August 12, 2016 @ 8:38 pm

          Aww, yay! I’m thrilled to hear that they seemed to have been a hit. :) Thanks for your comment!

  • suzanne says
    July 9, 2016 @ 7:40 pm

    Made these with two really ripe yellow plantains…so so good!

    • Erin replies to suzanne
      July 9, 2016 @ 11:55 pm

      Oh, that’s interesting! I’ll have to try that. Thanks for the tip! :)

  • Hailey says
    June 21, 2016 @ 6:28 pm

    One of my favorite muffin recipes!! We make these all the time. We are out of honey, could we sub maple syrup?

    • Erin replies to Hailey
      June 21, 2016 @ 9:19 pm

      The two aren’t always interchangeable and I haven’t tried it in these but I think it’d work. Let me know how it goes and thanks for your comment! I’m happy to hear that you’ve been enjoying them. :)

      • Jennifer C replies to Erin
        July 9, 2016 @ 10:45 pm

        I just made these with maple syrup instead of honey and they turned out very well. Thanks for the recipe!

        • Erin replies to Jennifer C
          July 9, 2016 @ 11:53 pm

          Awesome! It’s great to know that maple works well. :) Thanks for your comment!

  • Diana says
    June 17, 2016 @ 6:17 pm

    Just made these and they turned out DELICIOUS!!
    My main issue is that I entered all the ingredients into My Fitness Pal (an app. to track calories and nutrients) and these are super high in carbs (30 g) and low in protein (around 6 g).

    Is this because of the bananas?

    I was really hoping for a low carb high protein muffin :(

    • Erin replies to Diana
      June 17, 2016 @ 8:49 pm

      I’m happy you enjoyed them! :) Bananas are indeed very high in carbs as is the honey and the chocolate chips. If you want a low-carb muffin, I’d suggest looking for a recipe without bananas and that uses a low-carb sweetener like erythritol or stevia. I unfortunately don’t have any suggestions on recipes as I don’t do any low-carb baking. Sorry about that! I hope you can still eat them. :)

  • Daiane says
    June 17, 2016 @ 12:09 am

    I made it. It was delicious!!!

    • Erin replies to Daiane
      June 17, 2016 @ 8:51 pm

      Awesome! So happy to hear that. :) Thanks for your feedback!

  • Vanessa says
    June 9, 2016 @ 7:46 am

    Is it 1 cup coconut oil as it says 1 four cup? Is it 1 cup choc chips total??

    They look so yum and want to get recipe right 🙃🙃

    • Erin replies to Vanessa
      June 9, 2016 @ 10:15 am

      It says 1/4 cup coconut oil. Do you not see the same? If not, try viewing in another browser. :) It’s 1 cup chocolate chips unless you want to sprinkle more on top. I hope you’ll enjoy them!

  • Meagan
    June 3, 2016 @ 5:04 pm

    Waaaayyyy better than expected! Amazing!

    • Erin replies to Meagan
      June 3, 2016 @ 6:48 pm

      Yay! So happy you liked them. Thanks for your comment!

  • Sa
    May 25, 2016 @ 1:36 am

    Am I able to make these into a loaf instead of muffins?

    • Erin replies to Sa
      May 25, 2016 @ 8:31 pm

      I’m assuming so but I haven’t tried it so I really have no idea how long you’d need to bake it. Sorry about that! I hope you’ll enjoy it if you try it out. :)


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