Spiced Banana Almond Butter Muffins

Baking is one of my favorite things to do during the winter. Having the oven on and something well spiced baking to perfume the whole house is just so cozy. However, I am still trying to hold onto my resolutions and also trying to change how I bake. That’s where these delightful spiced banana almond butter muffins came in. The almond butter gave them more substance than normal muffins and I used almond flour and honey to keep them gluten free and refined sugar free. That way I felt a little less guilty about how darn delicious they were!

The batter for the spiced banana almond butter muffins was really simple. I made sure to use overripe bananas so that they mashed really easily. The spices made it though. I used one of my favorite middle eastern spices called mahlab as a little nod to my Nana Jeanie. It’s a very popular spice in Lebanese pastry and you can find it on Amazon or in any spice shop.
That batter was the perfect amount to fill each well of my muffin tin almost to the top. That way these babies would be gorgeously big and fluffy.
After about 20 minutes the muffins were baked through and looking wonderful. I loved how they were all craggy on top for some texture.

Let me tell you, these were such a fantastic treat for breakfast or a snack on the go. The crumb was so fluffy and tender with the edge just slightly crisp. The banana and almond together was such a wonderful flavor combination. Hope you all love this simple and slightly more guilt free version of a classic muffin. Enjoy!! xo

Spiced Banana Almond Butter Muffins
Spiced Banana Almond Butter Muffins
5 from 1 vote
Spiced Banana Almond Butter Muffins
Spiced Banana Almond Butter Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These spiced banana almond butter muffins are simple and perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go! Best of all they have no gluten or refined sugar. 

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Muffins, Spiced Banana Almond Butter Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 166 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon mahlab
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 whole egg
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and spray a 12 well muffin tin with coconut cooking spray. Line each well with a paper liner. Then whisk the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, mahlab, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl. In a large mixing bowl, stir the mashed banana, almond butter, milk, honey, coconut oil, extract and egg together well. Pour in the dry ingredients and stir it all together until just combined into a thick batter.

  2. Evenly divide the batter among the prepared muffin pan, filling each one almost to the top. Bake the muffins for about 20-25 minutes, until they are springy and a toothpick comes out of the center cleanly. Let them cool, then store them in an airtight container to enjoy for days! 

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Banana Almond Butter Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 127
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.1g22%
Saturated Fat 10.4g65%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 9.7g3%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 4.7g5%
Protein 2.2g4%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
These are such wonderful and warmly spiced banana almond butter muffins with no gluten or refined sugar! Perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go. #muffins #breakfast #glutenfree #spicedbananaalmondbuttermuffins #jeanieandluluskitchen
Spiced Banana Almond Butter Muffins

10 thoughts on “Spiced Banana Almond Butter Muffins”

  1. Oooo, this recipe fits right in with my new baking style as well! It looks delicious! I’ve never heard of mahlab, but I love trying new things!

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