There are so many different kinds of Paleo muffins recipes, which is excellent because you can try a different recipe every time you feel like eating muffins. I have muffin recipes that are Paleo with just about any kind of fruit or vegetables you can imagine. There are a few made with pumpkin, one made with sweet potatoes, one made with peaches and a couple made with lemon. But I have a whole bunch made with blueberries and bananas. There are quick links to those just below. You really should check out all of them. I think you’ll be really happy with what you find. The pumpkin is my favorite. Which is your favorite?
These almond flour muffins are seriously the best choice to kick-start the day and are the perfect healthy on-the-go breakfast. The dough is mainly made from almond flour and thanks to the last-minute addition of the baking soda and folded-in whipped egg whites, the muffins have a great volume and a fluffy texture. The crunchy bite comes from the star ingredient – a thick layer of sticky Paleo granola and honey.
I originally got the idea for this recipe because I’ve been wanting something for breakfast I could make ahead of time and grab and because I had this Paleo granola sitting in my pantry and I didn’t know what to do with it.
It seemed too expensive to just eat plain and weird with no milk on it or on yogurt. Plus, I wanted more than just a little granola for my breakfast. So I thought I could make muffins with granola in them, but then I realized that would make them not crunchy if they were inside the muffins.
Then I thought the granola could be good sprinkled on it, but I figured I couldn’t get enough granola to stay on top to make it worth it. Then I came up with the idea of mixing the granola with honey to make them sticky so the granola would not only taste better, but a lot more of it could fit on the muffins. You might want to use my grain-free granola recipe to put on top of the muffins.
I think these muffins turned out delish. I’m excited to share them with you today. Please comment below and let me know what you think about them!
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Almond Flour Paleo Muffins Recipe with Granola Topping
Try these almond flour muffins today. You’ll love the light texture of the muffins combined with the crunchy topping and are wonderful to make ahead of time for a quick breakfast-on-the-go.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 35 Minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- Preheat the oven to 325 F (160 C). Lightly grease a 6-hole silicone muffin tin.
- In a small saucepan, melt the palm shortening or ghee then pour in a bowl and set aside to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, combine almond flour, tapioca and salt.
- Separate the eggs, putting the whites in the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Place the yolks in the bowl with the melted butter, add in the maple syrup, vanilla extract and lemon juice and whisk to combine.
- Add the egg yolk mixture to the bowl with the flours and whisk until you get a smooth batter without lumps.
- Using a hand mixer, beat the eggs whites until soft peaks form. Stir the baking soda into the batter and then, using a spatula, beat in one-third of the whipped egg whites to lighten the batter. Gently fold in the rest of the egg whites.
- Pour 2 Tablespoons of batter into each hole and bake for about 35 minutes or until a wooden skewer poked into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- While the muffins are baking, in a bowl combine the granola and honey until the mixture is very sticky. Set aside.
- Leave to set for about 5 minutes, then take the muffins out from the tin and place them on a cooling rack.
- Using a knife, spread some honey over the top of a muffin and straight after, top with granola mixture until you cover all the top of the muffin. Use more honey if needed! Repeat this operation for each muffin. Enjoy!
Recipe inspired by My Paleo Patisserie
Keywords: light, crunchy, make ahead
9 Best Paleo Muffins for Breakfast
I have decided I want to try to be better this year with eating breakfast more regularly, and I think this list of muffins for breakfast will make it a lot easier to complete.
I have written below the title the main ingredients in that particular recipe. I hope this is helpful to save you time from looking through all of them. I find it especially helpful because I have food allergies and I don’t want to waste my time clicking on recipes and searching the ingredients if I don’t have to.
With a very hectic and chaotic schedule, getting out the door in the morning can be very challenging and somewhat frustrating. I love my sleep a LOT. I always end up having to cut something out of my routine in the morning to make it on time. Unfortunately, the majority of mornings, I rush out the door with no more than something very small to eat until lunchtime.
I can make these ahead of time and then heat them up on the go in the morning and grab a fruit with it and have a hearty, delicious, but quick breakfast to boost my energy for the day!
Alright, now for the fun stuff… New recipes! These are some great new recipes that I found that I just had to include. Hopefully, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Enjoy your muffins!
Muffins for Breakfast Which are Paleo
1. Paleo Pumpkin Muffins with Almond Flour – My Natural Family
These muffins have a texture that is more like a traditional muffin in my opinion. I think you’ll really love them. I used pumpkin puree in place of using oil which makes these babies pretty healthy. I used three different flours to get that nice texture which is the only way that will ever happen. I love the topping which gives it kind of a cinnamon-sugar flavor. I think the topping really finishes them off with the sweetness it adds and the crunchy texture. You could easily add some nuts such as pecans or walnuts to the topping to make it even crunchier.
2. Paleo Sweet Potato Muffins – My Natural Family
These are easy to make especially if you have sweet potatoes leftover from Thanksgiving or another meal. I’ve also been known to make extra sweet potatoes just so I can have leftovers to make these muffins later. You can also make them with canned sweet potatoes just make sure you buy the right kind. Read the ingredients and make sure they aren’t packed in syrup. Make sure you buy the ones packed in water. Some might have added Splenda when they do I just rinse it off. I pour the whole can of sweet potatoes into a strainer when it’s in the sink. I turn the water on and just rinse them off. It helps get rid of the extra sweetness I don’t want.
3. Lemon Poppy Muffins – Cook Eat Paleo
These taste like regular muffins even though they are made with coconut flour . They are still moist and fluffy. After a lot of testing, Lisa was finally able to make it happen. They are made with fresh lemon and lemon juice and poppy seeds that add a sweet crunch. Since they are made in the food processor the batter can be made fairly quickly. They will certainly satisfy your cravings.
4. Peach Ginger Muffins – 40 Aprons
These ginger peach muffins are tender and moist which are full of fresh peaches with fresh ginger flavor. They don’t taste like they’re Paleo. They taste like a muffin you might buy from a bakery. They have a carrot base which adds moistness and veggie goodness. Honey adds a little delicate sweetness but not too much. The coconut oil gives them a good texture. The ground and fresh ginger turn them into a more than average peach muffin.
5. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins – Civilized Caveman Cooking
These are pretty easy to make. All you do is mix, bake and eat. George had never eaten anything with poppy seeds and lemon before he went Paleo. He didn’t understand why people talked about them so much. Then he started making them and he finally figured it out. Now he wants to make a New Year’s resolution to eat one every day. That’s how much he loves them.
6. Pumpkin Muffins with a Chocolate Swirl – A Saucy Kitchen
Here we have a simple one bowl recipe which is a perfect fall treat. They are perfect for sharing or you could just keep them all to yourself if you want to. These are really simple to make. They look hard with the chocolate swirly blobs but it really takes very little effort. They can be made in thirty minutes from start to finish. The best part, in my opinion, is the smell wafting through the house when they are baking. There’s nothing that smells better than pumpkin and spice and chocolate baking unless it’s homemade bread. But you can’t compare those two things.
7. Almond Flour Muffins with Granola Topping – My Natural Family
These almond flour muffins have a nice fluffy light texture thanks to the baking soda that is added the last minute and folded into the whipped egg whites. The Paleo Granola makes up the crunch topping which makes a wonderful combination with the fluffiness of the muffins.
8. Paleo Pumpkin Muffins With Almond Butter & Nut Streusel Topping – My Natural Family
Pumpkin Puree – Almond Butter – Maple Syrup – Egg – Coconut Flour – Pumpkin Pie Spice – Vanilla – Baking Powder – Real Salt – Pecans – Walnuts – Shredded Coconut – Coconut Sugar – Coconut Oil – Cinnamon – Maple Syrup – Almond Milk
These muffins are made with almond butter and pumpkin but the best part is the streusel topping. They are totally Paleo and healthy. In fact, they are healthy enough you can eat them for breakfast. I love how fluffy and moist they are with that pumpkin flavor they are bursting with. I don’t think anyone else will believe they are gluten-free let alone Paleo-friendly. They will not be negatively affecting your waistline so go ahead, make them up and then eat them up.
9. Coconut Lemon Chia Seed Muffins – The Iron You
This is one of those recipes you shouldn’t try to play around with. Fiddling and fussing with muffins isn’t a good idea. So I’m warning you right now. Don’t even ask about substitutions (one of my pet peeves). After much trial and error, this recipe has been perfected so don’t even think about changing anything. My warning is, if you do, you’ll be sorry. Then you’ll blame me and it won’t be my fault. Just follow the recipe precisely and they’ll turn out great.
9 Best Paleo Blueberry Muffins
Here are some great Paleo blueberry muffins. Did you know that blueberries are one of the healthiest foods there are in the world? There has been many years of research about blueberries and the antioxidants they contain. It has been thought that blueberries contain potential benefits for brain and nervous system health. There is new evidence, which is quite exciting, that blueberries can improve memory.
So eat as many blueberries as you want and these Paleo blueberry muffins recipes are a really good way to do it. There are some great flavors that are mixed in these muffins.
I don’t think I ever ate blueberries growing up. We didn’t have very much money in our family so my Mom stuck to the basics. So I never knew how much I loved blueberries until I got married and bought them myself. They are like my favorite fruit now. I like to buy the big bags of frozen blueberries at Costco because the berries are so much bigger and riper and just taste better.
I’ve bought the small bags from the regular grocery stores and they just don’t even come close to tasting as good. They are small and green, yes, the small ones just haven’t finished growing and are sour in my opinion. My youngest daughter loves to just get a bowl of frozen blueberries and eat them plain out of the bag. She absolutely adores them. Frozen Costco blueberries would be great in any of these recipes.
As always, I would love to hear your favorites and if there are others that I missed I should be trying. I don’t want to miss any great recipes to try!
Paleo Blueberry Muffins
1. Lemon Blueberry Muffins – Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
These have added applesauce and blueberries to add moistness and they’re loaded with flavor. They are fluffy too and have a great texture. A batch of these will make the kids, family, and friends happy for the rest of the day. They will come back for more another day so you better have all the ingredients on hand, just in case.
2. Deliciously Ugly Lemon-Berry Muffins – Better With Cake
Eggs – Bananas – Coconut Flour – Lemon Zest – Blueberries – Raspberries
Emma doesn’t think these are much to look at. But, she says they taste so much better than they look. Take a bite of these with their berries and lemon and you’ll be glad you did. They are light and elegant, deliciously tender, subtly sweet and will melt in your mouth. Two kinds of berries make them burst with sweet juicy flavor.
3. Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins – Flavour and Savour
Its blueberry season at Elaine’s house so she decided to pick some fresh blueberries off the bushes in her yard. Man, I bet those taste a lot better than the blueberries I buy in the store. She used her basic Paleo muffin recipe and added some lemon juice, zest and poppy seeds. They turned out light and lemony and will totally satisfy your hunger.
4. Lemon Blueberry Muffins – Kim’s Cravings
These are made with Paleo flour. Yes, that’s what it’s called. It’s kind of a new thing and I think it’s wonderful. It makes Paleo baking a lot easier. You don’t have to buy a bunch of different kinds of flour and measure and mix them together. It’s already done for you in a great combination. Paleo flour is made with the perfect combination of almond flour , arrowroot starch , coconut flour , and tapioca flour . Give it a try, it could become your new favorite flour. You might use it for all of your baking recipes. An Optional glaze recipe is included and it’s Paleo, it looks delicious to me.
5. Blueberry Muffins – Veggie Balance
These are made with almond flour which is packed with protein. There are only seven ingredients that make mixing faster and easier. Apparently, seven ingredients don’t include salt and vinegar. I don’t know why the blogger says there are only seven. They are perfectly sweetened and moist. You’ll think you went to muffin heaven.
6. Breakfast Muffins – Paleo with Mrs. P
Blueberries – Ground Almonds – Eggs – Mixed Seeds – Palm Sugar – Almonds – Coconut Oil – Almond Milk – Baking Powder
These should be able to be made with baking staples you have in your cupboard. That is if you’ve already been on a Paleo diet for a while at least. They are also made with fresh blueberries and mixed seeds which adds some extra crunchiness and flavor. They make a great on the go breakfast or a nice mid-morning snack or you can put them in your kids’ lunch box. They shouldn’t take more than thirty minutes to prepare and bake. They are fluffy, light and delicious.
7. Blueberry Muffins – Cook Eat Paleo
I love muffins for breakfast and blueberry muffins are one of my favorites to have. I love how the kitchen is filled with the smell when I’m baking. The smell of the almonds, blueberries, honey, and lemon together is just amazing. I like the flavor of blueberries and almonds together, that’s why I used almond flour . I think it’s very important to use almond flour , not almond meal. The texture is so much nicer. Almond meal is so much more grainy and course.
8. Banana Blueberry Muffins – Wife Mama Foodie
I think Paleo food should taste good too. These muffins not only taste good they are healthy too. They have healthy fats from the coconut oil, flaxseed, and almonds. The blueberries are full of antioxidants. They are sweetened with pure maple syrup and bananas. The coconut flour , nuts, fruit, and seeds have a lot of fiber. As far as I’m concerned all of these wholesome ingredients make them healthy. Plus, for a Paleo muffin, they taste great. You need to give them a try.
9. Simple Blueberry Muffins – Paleo Running Momma
This is a pretty simple recipe, yet they have a classic flavor and texture. You won’t believe they are Paleo. You’ll be surprised how easy they are to make and how quickly they’ll disappear. They were ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. They can be made ahead of time and taste great when made up to 3 days after if they are covered when they’re stored in the frig or even at room temperature.
9 Best Paleo Banana Muffins
Here are 9 Paleo banana muffins that you’ll want every day! I would eat muffins every day if I could but I suppose I might get tired of them eventually. Lately, I have been interested in finding a lot of good Paleo banana muffins recipes to try. I really like muffins and they are great to make ahead of time and then have later or another day when I’m on the run.
After searching the world over for the best Paleo banana muffins recipes I decided that the favorite must be with chocolate chips . I found quite a few of them. Of course, think about it, bananas and chocolate are great together. It’s a popular way and a really good way to use up any bananas you might have that are turning brown. While I’m on that subject.
Did you know that you can freeze bananas and use them later in baking? These recipes would be an awesome way to use up frozen bananas. If you want to freeze bananas you can’t just throw them in the freezer. I’ve tried that and believe me, you don’t want to do that. They taste like the peeling. Just peel them first and put them in a ziplock bag.
It is always a bonus when you can eat something that tastes good and is good for your body! Paleo Banana Muffins Recipes fit that bill, for sure. Which ones do you think you want to try? Let us know how it worked out and if you liked them enough to add them to your recipe box. 🙂
Paleo Banana Muffins
1. Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins – Bakerita
These chocolate chip banana muffins have a good amount of almond butter in the middle. What you end up with is a little gooey middle filling. It adds a nice little touch to these muffins that are sweetened only with bananas. The darker the bananas are the sweeter they are. If you want them really sweet let the bananas get real dark before you use them. If not, use them sooner.
2. Carrot Banana Muffins – Elana’s Pantry
These are sweetened with bananas and dates. They have an almond flour base so they’ll taste a little nutty, especially with the added walnuts. If you’re thinking like me, you’re thinking carrot cake. Carrots are a wonderful addition because they add not only flavor and vitamins they add moisture. There is no way there will be dry with all the fruit in them.
3. Raspberry Banana Muffins – The Gantzery
These muffins have all of my Dad’s favorite fruits in them so they must be good. He adores raspberries, he buys them whenever he can find them in the store for a reasonable price. My mom does have some raspberry plants in her garden too, but of course, they don’t produce all year long. Dad also loves bananas, he has one almost every day. Lemons are a favorite of his too. I better hurry and make some of these for him. He’ll love me forever if I do. I’ll have to leave the coconut out though, he doesn’t like the texture.
4. Double Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins – Better With Cake
I like to make mini muffins for the kids. A lot of the time their eyes are bigger than their stomachs. I know no child that will settle for half of anything, whether it be a muffin or a cookie or a piece of candy. They want it ALL. That’s why I like mini muffins. They get the whole thing but it isn’t so much that they can’t eat it all before they are full or get distracted. There isn’t any added sugar here either, the bananas add enough sweetness in my opinion. I know these are named double chocolate but I like to say chocolate chocolate. You gotta try these!
5. Hazelnut Banana Date Muffins – Anja’s Food 4 Thought
These will be the perfect start to your day. They make a good breakfast because they will bring up your energy levels but not your sugar levels. There is no added sugar, only bananas, and dates. That makes them a nutritional powerhouse. If you like hazelnut flour you should check out my other recipes that use it. You can find them right here. 9 of the Best Ever Paleo Hazelnut Flour Recipes – All Desserts
6. Chocolate Chip Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel – Civilized Caveman Cooking
I love all things that have something to do with Streusel. These muffins with their pecans, chocolate chips , and coconut flavors sound divine. But wait a minute! There is no shredded coconut in these. What’s up with that? I don’t care what you say, I’m putting some in the topping on mine and they will be all the better for it.
7. Banana Blackberry Muffins – Cook Eat Paleo
These can be made in a blender and I like that! So much easier than stirring or dirtying a bunch of bowls. It blends up in just a few seconds and it’s really easy to pour in the cups. That coconut flour might thicken up in a few minutes so you better hurry and get it poured. Just before baking add the blackberries. Put one in the middle of each muffin, they are the perfect size for that. Blackberries and bananas together are quite delicious. If you’ve never tried that combination before this is the perfect opportunity.
8. Banana Walnut Muffins – The Healthy Foodie
These are fluffy and moist and rich and sweet and buttery. They are on their best behavior when they are warm. I suggest warming them up in the microwave for a few seconds if they have cooled or you eat them the next day. They are really good with a dollop of butter on top. If you like baking with tapioca flour I have some other recipes with it in them. You might like to check them out too. Paleo Tapioca Flour Recipes Index, Pros, Cons, and Prices
9. Banana Nut Muffins – A Slice of Style
Some people are turned off by coconut flour . They’re actually afraid of it because they have heard horror stories about it. But there is nothing to be afraid of. Especially if you have a tried and true recipe, just follow the recipe and you’ll be good. I have a lot of recipes that use coconut flour . I thought you might want to check out some of them out. Here are some good ones – Paleo Coconut Flour Recipes Index, Pros, Cons and Best Prices.