Wholesome Breakfast

Date Sweetened Banana Nut Muffins (Refined sugar free) 

If you love having a sweet breakfast but are trying to watch your sugar, these muffins are perfect for you! They are refined sugar free, gluten free, paleo, mostly organic and dairy free. You can satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your body feeling good. Refined sugar is so damaging to the body, it causes our blood sugar to be very unstable, can lead to inflammation and eventually cause type 2 diabetes. In these muffins I used dates and just a tiny bit of honey to add sweetness, plus the sweetness from the ripe banana 🍌 I also added some chopped dried bananas. I bought these dried baby bananas at Trader Joe’s for only $3 a bag! I love Trader Joe’s brand because they don’t add any extra sugar. They are so sweet you won’t believe it! They taste wonderful chopped up in the muffins, but if you don’t have them don’t worry! You can also feel free to use any type of flour you like, I just prefer coconut oil. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoy! 

Ingredients for the muffins

  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 very ripe banana 
  • 8 dates
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla 
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk 
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried bananas (optional) 
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

Ingredients for the candied Nuts 

  • 1/4 cup crushed Brazil nuts (any kind you have is ok) 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar 

Directions for the muffins 

  • In a blender or food processor blend eggs, banana, dates, coconut oil, honey and coconut milk until completely smooth 
  • In a large mixing bowl add baking powder, flour, cinnamon and mix together 
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until combined 
  • Fold in the dried bananas 
  • Spoon into muffin pan (lined or greased) and bake for 18 minutes 

Directions for the candied Brazil nuts 

  • Melt coconut oil in a pan
  • Add crushed nuts and coconut sugar
  • On medium heat cook until the sugar starts to clump together 
  • Turn off heat and allow to harden a bit 
  • Place peices on muffins when they come out of the oven