Coconut Flour Banana Muffins
These Coconut Flour banana muffins are moist, fluffy low-carb banana muffins filled with pieces of shredded coconut.
My son loves bananas, and since he has ADHD, I am trying to offer him gluten-free, low sugar breakfasts and snacks made with wholesome ingredients. While I used to make his treats with maple syrup like my wholewheat banana muffins, or almond flour brownies, I noticed that sugar impacts his behavior and attention, and that’s a documented effect.
These coconut flour banana muffins contain ripe bananas, but in a small amount to keep the sugar low, but their taste and texture are similar to classic banana muffins.
Why You Will Love Baking Coconut Flour Banana Muffins
- Quick and easy
- Naturally gluten-free and grain-free
- Low-sugar and low-carb friendly
- Moist, fluffy, and packed with banana flavors
Ingredients For Coconut Flour Banana Muffins
You need just a few wholesome ingredients for these muffins:
- Large Eggs – The size of your eggs matters because coconut flour is highly liquid absorbent. Small eggs will result in dry muffins.
- Coconut Flour – It’s a low-carb, gluten-free flour that makes these banana muffins four times lower in carbs than regular banana muffins. A banana muffin contains about 50g of net carbs, but coconut flour lowers the carbs to 12g per muffin.
- Mashed Bananas – Ripe bananas have more flavors, and it has the same amount of natural fructose as yellow bananas. Pick the type you like the most.
- Vanilla Extract for flavor.
- Coconut Oil or melted butter are excellent options and deliver the same muffin texture.
- Baking Powder to raise the muffins
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut – This boosts the coconut flavor of the muffins. But feel free to swap for chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, or almonds. I prefer to keep the muffins nut-free, and sometimes, I swap coconut for sugar-free chocolate chips.
- Salt for flavor
- Cinnamon – This marries well with the banana flavors and makes the muffins taste like banana bread.
- Sugar-Free Crystal Sweeteners like allulose or erythritol
Making Coconut Flour Banana Muffins
- First, beat eggs, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
- On a chopping board, mash the banana with a fork and pack in measuring cups to measure the amount called by the recipe.
- Whisk the mashed banana with the wet ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients: coconut flour, shredded coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Stir until the muffin batter is thick and well combined.
- Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper liners. Grease with cooking oil spray. Then, use a mechanical cookie scoop to scoop the batter into a lined muffin pan. If you like, sprinkle some extra shredded coconut on top of the muffins.
- Bake the muffins in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean. Transfer onto a cooling rack and cool completely at room temperature.
Expert Baking Tips For Banana Coconut Flour Muffins
- Use fresh coconut flour – Coconut flour clumps up quickly, and it won’t absorb liquid as much if the batch of flour is too old.
- Measure the banana precisely – If you decrease the mashed banana, the muffins won’t be moist. You can replace some of the mashed banana with some mashed green banana to cut down sugar a little more.
- Pick ripe bananas to avoid sweetener – Bananas with black spots on their skins are ultra sweet, but they don’t contain more sugar. It’s a great way to boost the natural sweetness of the muffins and remove the added sugar-free sweetener.
- Double up the recipe to make coconut flour banana bread – This recipe has been written for half a batch of coconut flour muffins, but you can double up the recipe and bake in a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan to make banana bread.
- Play with flavors – Swap the coconut for chopped nuts or swap melted coconut oil for nut butter to boost proteins. Peanut butter or almond butter is a tasty swap to oil in this coconut flour banana muffin recipe.
- Grease generously the paper liners to prevent the muffins from sticking to the paper. Coconut flour muffins tend to stick more to the liners.
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