Paleo Leaded Chunky Monkey Muffins

8 Feb

I wanted to try adding instant espresso powder to some baked goods and came up with this recipe (hence the “leaded” portion of the title).  I’ve made 3 batches so far and am finally getting around to posting the recipe.  If banana espresso chocolate chip sounds good to you give these a try.  Moist and delicious!

Ingredients (makes 12):

2-3 overripe bananas (I’ve used both amounts based on what I’ve had in the kitchen, either works)

4oz (by weight) unsweetened applesauce

3 large eggs

1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

1 tbl. instant espresso powder (I use Ferrara brand)

1/4 cup raw pecan butter (or other nut butter of choice)

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted

1/2 cup Enjoy Life semisweet chocolate chips

Paleo leaded chunky monkey muffins

Paleo leaded chunky monkey muffins


Preheat oven to 350ºF.  In a stand mixer combine bananas, applesauce, eggs, maple syrup (or honey), espresso powder, pecan butter, and salt until well and evenly blended.  Sift in coconut flour and baking soda and mix to combine.  Add chocolate chips and blend until just combined.  Distribute evenly across a muffin pan lined with 12 wrappers.  Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes.  I rotate the rack position of the muffins at the 15 minute mark.


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