Another batch of banana muffins….but this time using coconut flour.  I have made my fair share of banana muffins (see links at the bottom of this post) on the blog.  I blame it on the ripe bananas that sit on the counter that call my name.  I usually freeze them to make smoothies for the girls but lately I have been crazing a sweet treat at night and these helped solve that problem.  I have made them with and without the maple syrup and dark chocolate and both work to satisfy that sweet tooth.  Actually I made half the batch with maple syrup and dark chocolate and the other half without both so that is an option for you to try as well.  Another option is to use frozen (or fresh) blueberries.  I did that for a great option to pack in the girls lunch boxes.  Speaking of…yesterday I was lucky enough to write a guest post on The Little Green Pouch blog about how I feed my kiddos.  I get a lot of questions from readers on how to get the kids to start eating Paleo.  My girls eat more of a primal diet.  What’s the difference you ask?  Well, stop by my guest post and read a bit more about the differences between paleo and primal and also what my kiddos eat in a typical day.  The bottom line is I try to involve them in their choices as much as possible so it is fun for them.  They like knowing what they are eating…and where it comes from.  I was fortunate enough to have started my journey on Paleo when they were young so it has been a bit easier but as they get older there has been some tricky times…any tricky questions.  Like why do my friends eat “this” and we don’t.  Or the moments where they say anything that is on their minds and proceed to tell their friends (and mom’s) that what they are eating isn’t good for them.  We are working on them keeping their “concerns” to themselves…which again has been hard.

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Banana Muffins (with Coconut Flour)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 9 regular size muffins

Banana Muffins (with Coconut Flour)


  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (or ghee), melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate, finely chopped (85% cacao and higher) - also optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 9 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl add bananas and blend using a hand mixer until completely mashed. Then add eggs, vanilla, coconut oil, and maple syrup and mix using hand mixer until everything is mixed together, about 1 minute.
  3. Add coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to the wet ingredients and mix again using hand mixer until everything is incorporated.
  4. Add dark chocolate if using and mix with a spoon.
  5. Scoop batter into even scoops into the prepared muffin tin. Makes about 9 muffins.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until tops are golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  8. Store muffins in an airtight container for 2-3 days. They can keep longer in refrigerator or even longer in the freezer.


If batter is a bit dry you can add 1 tablespoon coconut milk to the batter. Instead of dark chocolate you can add fruit like blueberries or raspberries.



Here are some other banana muffins here on the blog.  All different but all alike that they use banana.

Almond Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Banana Cinnamon Bun Muffins

Banana Dark Chocolate Muffins

Coconut Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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17 Responses to Banana Muffins (with Coconut Flour)

  1. […] Remember how I shared on Facebook that Ws baseball game got rained out? The one where I was assigned snacks? The one for which I had purchased 17 bananas? Well, I am waiting for them to get overripe so that I can try out this coconut flour-based Banana Muffin recipe from Multiply Delicious. […]

  2. Sophie says:

    Any ideas why mine turned out all soggy? I used very few blueberries instead of chocolate but they had barely risen and are all soggy but look lovely from the top and the Taste is divine :-)

  3. Sarah says:

    Made these for breakfast and my husband (who hates coconut) and my picky 1 year old BOTH ate them. I loved them, too. Might try a “tropical” version to enhance the coconut flavor sometime- no chocolate but some coconut flakes instead. Yum-O!

  4. Michelle says:

    I made these this morning to use up some very ripe bananas and they are very delicious! My kids love them. I added an extra egg and no sweetener and they came out lovely. They were very fluffy and just perfectly sweet. I added the extra egg because I bake with coconut flour lots and always need quiet a few eggs in most of the recipes I use.

  5. I made these this morning and just ate one. They are delicious! I just used honey instead of maple syrup (because that’s what I had in the house.)
    Thank you!

  6. Elise says:

    These were so easy to make! I eyeballed my measurements and substituted maple syrup for honey made 3 batches but used small loaf tins instead of muffin cups. They came out delicious!!! Will be doing this again, perhaps with nuts or fruit next time!

  7. We just made these this morning and they are already GONE! We have never baked muffins using only coconut flour before. I’ve read awful comments about how the muffins turn out either dry and hard, or too wet and eggy.
    I’m so glad we gave your muffins a try! They were delicious. It is true, they don’t have the traditional muffin crumb texture, but they aren’t traditional flour based muffins. They were plenty sweet, even without the optional chocolate chips (they definitely would have been added in, but this was going to be part of our breakfast for my little ones and they make a huge mess eating chocolate- all over their clothes, hands, faces…). We did add an extra tablespoon of maple syrup to compensate for the sweetness of the missing chocolate.
    Our batter made six muffins and all six were devoured. Thank you for introducing us to a delicious and wholesome coconut flour recipe.

  8. Angela says:

    Come to momma! My new go to grain free banana muffin. :) Grain free, dairy free, and nut free so I can send it to school too! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Maya says:

    These were sooo good and incredibly easy to make! It was a hit with my roommates and other friends in my hall, no one even knew that I didn’t use white flour. I’m a freshman in college so I’m always looking for yummy homemade treats that can be easily prepared in the small kitchenette in my hall. I will definitely be making these again!

  10. Katie says:

    I made these this morning for breakfast. They taste SO GOOD!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  11. Sarah says:

    I made these today and followed recipe exactly and they turned out so yummy, not mushy at all. On My Fitness Pal they come out to 138 cal each if you make the 9 muffins. Love them and I will make them again. Thank you for your recipe.

  12. Nolee says:

    OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could I love anything more? What a way to satisfy the sweet tooth and the bread craving that invades me on my “green” diet. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  13. Dianna says:

    These muffins are great . My husband even liked them. They are moist and have great flavor

  14. Linda R says:

    WOW! This was my first attempt at baking with coconut flour and it was a success! My boys and I gobbled these muffins right up, they were soo good. I don’t miss my white flour muffins at all! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  15. Alanna says:

    The muffins were so delicious and we can hardly tell that they’re made without flour. So easy to make, these will be my go-to recipe.
    Thanks Heather!

  16. Kathy says:

    Made these this morning…. taste fine, but are mushy. Any ideas what I did wrong? My kids called them “banana smash muffins”.

  17. Ann says:

    I made these tonight because I had some ripe bananas that no one ever wants to eat in my house. And this is hands down the best coconut flour recipe ever!!! I LOVE that it only calls for two eggs unlike other recipes that sometimes require 6! They were SOOOO delicious and they were all gone within minutes of coming out of the oven. THANK YOU so much for coming up with this yummy recipe. Tastes better than any regular flour banana bread. :)

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