Juicy summer sweetness in healthy muffin form! Get your overripe bananas and make these Grain Free and Paleo Banana Peach Muffins for the perfect seasonal addition to breakfast or a quick healthy snack. Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and oil free.
Every year, I tell my kids we’re going to go peach picking and every year (so far) I miss my chance. It seems like an awesome idea in my head – the peaches, the sun, my kids having fun and not glued to their devices. As I imagine the scene, it all sounds and looks very good for my mom self-esteem.
However, put into action I know the reality of it is why I always “miss” my chance. The July sun and humidity here in NJ is not really my cup of tea. It actually feels more like me drowning in a scalding hot cup of tea – have I mentioned I don’t do so well in the heat? Yeah, and my kids don’t either.
My memories of raspberry picking, blueberry picking, even apple picking in September can be summed up in two words – sweat and tears. I guess I’m afraid peach picking would turn out the same, possibly worse since I’m not yet acclimated in July. Am I ever though, really?
Anyone want to take bets on me backing out this year again? I’ll surely follow up to let you know. The whole not-needing-a-stroller thing this year is in my favor, but we’ll see. I will say that it’s a good thing they sell peaches at the store – both fresh and frozen. They’re definitely a lot of fun to bake with this time of year, and I have a feeling I’m just getting started with these muffins. I’m dreaming of crumbles and crisps and tarts, but dreaming is the key word here. Slow down Michele, and just enjoy the muffins!
So a little about these muffins. I had several bananas to use up and the banana peach combo sounded perfect to me. The bananas I used were REALLY overripe, nearly black on the outside, and definitely contributed to both the very moist texture and the sweetness.
One caveat I found with these is that I had to refrigerate them before removing the muffin liners to avoid sticking. I believe this was due to the overall moistness/stickiness of the bananas, plus the fact that these muffins are completely oil free! If you’d prefer, you could easily lightly grease the inside of your liners/cups with coconut oil before baking. Now, let’s get started!
Grain Free & Paleo Banana Peach Muffins
Grain Free & Paleo Banana Peach Muffins
- 2 small-medium very overripe bananas mashed
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup organic coconut sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
- 3 tbsp organic coconut flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch fine grain sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup diced peaches fresh or thawed and drained well
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with non-stick liners or lightly grease muffin cups with coconut oil*
In a large bowl, whisk eggs together with mashed bananas and add in the coconut sugar and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, gently mix together the almond, coconut, and tapioca flours, baking soda and powder, salt, and cinnamon.
Stir the dry mixture into the wet until fully combined**
Lastly, stir in the diced peaches. Spoon the batter into muffin cups about 3/4 full to make 12 muffins.
Bake in preheated oven in greased muffin cups or liners for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for best taste. Enjoy!
*Due to the lack of oil in these muffins, they are on the sticky side so make sure you don't skip this step!
**The addition of coconut flour will make the batter thick and will appear to thicken more after mixing
What I used:
Do you enjoy picking your own fruit? Are you excited for peach season?
Reader Reviews & Comments
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Yes! I’m dying for my first peach or nectarine..or plum…any stone fruit!!!
I picked my own strawberries once but never peach picking :O I should do that…
If it were just me I’d be fine at a farmer’s market, but the kids need fun adventures 😉
Oh, they look so delicious! I was starting to be nervous because I’m down to 2 ripe bananas (My little guy loves them as much as I do!) so I’m glad this is exactly what I need. If all goes according to plan, I will make these this afternoon. We went apple picking a few times, showing our son that fruits don’t grow in supermarkets haha And he goes Berry picking with the summer camp every year. I’m honestly glad he goes with a group for this one because the heat and mosquitoes are not my favorite things. Bonus : he doesn’t like strawberries very much so he bring back his basquet home to his mommy as a gift. How Lucky am I ? 😉 Hope you have a good week-end and thanks again for the recipe, can’t wait to try it!
The heat really is rough in the summer for me! And yes that’s really cool that he goes with camp and can bring back for you. Hope you try out the recipe and enjoy 🙂
Banana and peach is such a great combination for summer!
Yup, love it 🙂
Rachel @ athleticavocado says
peach and banana sound like an amazing combo! I have to try these! Pinned 🙂
Kristy @ Southern In Law says
I loveeee fruit picking trips – especially if the places we’re picking at let you eat whilst you pick (because you HAVE to know how good it tastes to know which ones to pick, right? If you ask Jesse he’ll tell you that you need to taste from every tree, ha!)
These look absolutely incredible!
I know, that’s definitely a bonus! My kids used to eat the raspberries right then and there 🙂
Muffins are awesome for that!
Super helpful to show the exact products you used. Thanks!
Glad that was helpful!
I’m looking forward to peach season too. My favorite are the ones I have to eat over the sink because the juices are running down my face
Banana Peach is a great combination.
Peaches are the best, I hear you!
Girl! July in Texas is death!! Haha. I feel ya. Peaches are my cure for all the things. Need these in my summer breakfast routine pleaae
I would not be a happy camper in Texas all summer! You deserve all the peaches!
Can you substitute almond flour for something else because my daughter is allergic to almonds?
You can use all coconut flour instead – I’d say a total of 1 cup but coconut flour can be tricky since it’s so dense. If you try it, let me know. Another option is 3/4 cup coconut flour and 1/4 cup tapioca.
Can you freeze these?
I just tried the recipe. I sub the tapioca flour w/ arrowroot flour due to my allergy to the former. Used 1/8 cup of honey instead of coconut sugar. Shifted the coconut flour. White peach instead of yellow one.
It turned out great. Thank you so much, Michele!
These are fantastic! The texture is perfect. I needed to do something with bananas and peaches that were ripening quickly. I only had extra large eggs and bananas so I cut back to two eggs and two large bananas. Also added 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and went with a full tsp of cinnamon. Definitely a recipe I saved to the favorites. Thanks for sharing.
Glad you loved them 🙂
Noelle D. says
I made these exactly according to your directions and they were perfect. I hope all the teachers on our staff will enjoy them as much as I did. So many dietary restrictions between us all and this recipe should meet the various needs. Thanks so much for sharing!