Healthy Snack Ideas - Paleo Maple Pecan Banana Bread Muffins
A Paleo Maple Pecan Banana Bread Muffin recipe that is made in one bowl with a few simple ingredients. Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, and Sugar-Free. They are better than anything you will find in your local bakery and perfect for meal prep!
Are you in search of those baked fresh but healthy snack ideas to indulge those midnight munchies? Well, we’ve got just the treat. Banana bread muffins are quite the moist, tasty morsel. Plus, it’s rather easy to make with a few easy to find ingredients that will simply exceed your expectations. You will have no choice but to add these delicious banana bread muffins to your list of go-to healthy snack ideas. Also, this awesome, healthy snack idea is gluten, grain and sugar-free! Yup! In 45 minutes you can have a batch of freshly baked banana bread muffins to snack on, relish and enjoy.
How Long Can these Banana Muffins Last For?
The shelf-life of banana bread muffins is totally dependant on how they are stored. Yup, storage. When properly wrapped or covered in foil or plastic wrap, freshly baked banana muffins will last for one to three days, at room temperature. These awesome, stackable, freezable, bakable, large meal prep containers may be ideal for your storage needs.
The key to keeping those muffins fresh and tasty overnight is to ensure, first off that they are properly cooled before you wrap them. Then you store away in glass meal prep containers, airtight containers or sealable plastic bags. That way, your muffins can retain their moisture and not dry out. However, in the fridge, banana bread muffins can last up to a week, when properly stored.
Can Banana Muffins Be Frozen?
Indeed! They CAN be stored in the freezer. As a matter of fact, they can remain for about 2 to 3 months in the freezer. However, this time frame is achieved only if the freezer conditions are kept constant and the stored banana bread muffins are kept frozen at 0° F. If this happens they can be kept passed the three months time period. However, if when you remove them from the freezer they smell somewhat off or have mold, do discard.
How Do You Make Banana Bread Muffins?
First off, collect your main ingredients which include ripe bananas (overripe ones are sweeter), coconut oil, eggs, maple extract, chopped pecans, and almond flour (not almond meal). Let’s also include baking powder, sea salt, and liquid stevia. Once these ingredients have been gathered in their required quantities, banana bread muffins are a batter away.
Let’s get our healthy snack ideas on the go! Preheat your oven to 350° F. Use paper liners to line 10 muffin cups. Mix the bananas and coconut oil in a bowl and place it in the microwave for 1 minute or until the bananas are really soft. Mix well! Add in eggs, maple extract, and stevia until thoroughly mixed.
Once that’s done, stir in the almond flour into the mix, along with the baking powder and sea salt. Don’t overmix. Once they have been combined, divide the batter among the 10 muffin cups. Sprinkle on your pecans and bake for about 35 minutes or until golden. Yummy!
How Do You Portion Banana Bread Muffins?
This recipe provides 10 delicious healthy snack idea muffins to munch and enjoys guilt-free.
More Healthy Snack Ideas - Banana Meal Prep Recipes
Love bananas? Well here are a few other healthy snack ideas with bananas which you may also enjoy:
Other Tips for Making Banana Muffins
When preparing your batter you may include your chopped pecans in the mix if you wish to enjoy a nutty surprise throughout your banana bread muffins. You may also:
- Cut back on sugar substitutes, such as stevia, if the bananas are very sweet
- Previously frozen bananas are proven to produce very moist banana bread muffins. MMMM.
- Don’t use bananas that have already broken the skin and begun fermenting as these could have harmful bacteria acting upon them.
- Use a toothpick to test to see if the muffins are ready by pricking the center, left and right side of the muffin.
Can you taste it yet? These deliciously healthy muffins are calling you. Try our banana bread muffins, and let us know what you think of our healthy snack ideas recipes.
Paleo Maple Pecan Banana Bread Muffins Ingredients:
- 3 small bananas (250g), very ripe
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 5 large eggs
- 2 tsp. maple extract
- ¾ tsp. liquid stevia
- 1 ¾ cup almond flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- ½ cup chopped pecans*