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Flourless Chunky Monkey Muffins - gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, with nut-free option

These Flourless Chunky Monkey Muffins were a quick family hit. When I made these flourless muffins for the first time, my kids said it was like our favorite smoothie (chunky monkey) in a muffin. Hence – chunky monkey muffins!

Why we love these Flourless Chunky Monkey Muffins

They are gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free. Want them to be paleo or can’t do peanut butter? You can use cashew butter or sun butter instead. I love that they use 8 basic ingredients and only take 10 minutes to prep.

Plus they freeze great! I almost always double batch my muffins. I freeze them in individual container such as these ones from Target. My boys pack them straight from the freezer to their lunchboxes and they are thawed (and not smooshed) by lunchtime! Perfect for lunches, snacks, or an easy breakfast side.

They quickly come together in a food processor. Don’t have a food processor? You can mix them with a hand mixer instead, just make sure to mash up the banana well beforehand.

Flourless Chunky Monkey Muffins - gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, with nut-free option

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Flourless Chunky Monkey Muffins - gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, with nut-free option

Ingredients

  • Nut butter of choice – We love making these with peanut butter. I love using one that has no added sugar like Trader Joes or the new no sugar added Skippy peanut butter (pictured) that is nice and thick. Can’t do peanut butter? You can use cashew butter for a Paleo option or sunbutter for nut-free.
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Baking soda – Baking soda will make baked goods taste tinny unless there is an acid like vinegar to activate it. The vinegar and baking soda in this recipe act together to leven the muffins. Make sure to use both!
  • Eggs – I don’t have an egg substitute for this recipe that I have tried successfully. But, if you need egg substitutes, I recommend checking out this blog post with 8 suggestions and how to use them.
  • Vanilla – Pure vanilla is ideal but not always affordable. Vanilla extract works here too!
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chocolate chips – For a great gluten-free + dairy-free chocolate chip option, I love Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips. If you need a paleo option, I prefer Hu gems chopped up or Hu chocolate chips.

Flourless Chunky Monkey Muffins - gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, with nut-free option

 

Flourless Chunky Monkey Muffins

Autumn, @wholefoodfor7
An EASY grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free snack or breakfast option your family will love!
4.90 from 19 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 medium muffins
Calories 205 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 c nut butter of choice
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips*

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Prepare muffin tins with muffin wrappers or grease with cooking spray.
  • Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a blender or food processor.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and pour 1/4 c into each muffin cup.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes, until set.

Notes

See blog post above for details and links for any ingredients. Don't have a food processor? Mash up the bananas really well and then you can mix it with a hand or standing mixer, adding chocolate chips after well mixed. 
Want a protein boost? Add 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder or collagen into the batter!

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 239mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 52IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 1mg
Keyword breakfast, dairy-free, easy, gluten-free, kid-friendly, nut-free, paleo, snack
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Flourless Chunky Monkey Muffins - gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, with nut-free option

36 Comments

  1. These are picky kid approved! They work very well with a sunflower butter substitute (we have a peanut allergy), but just be warned, the baking process apparently brings out the chlorophyll so they turn slightly green when using sunbutter. We have referred to them as Hulk Muffins. ✅

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    • Oh my gosh, “Hulk Muffins” – that is adorable! Yes, I should have mentioned sun butter has that effect in baked muffins or cookies but I love the creative parental twist you did with the name and so happy they were picky-eater approved! Thanks for the review Shawni.

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  2. 5 stars
    Great addition to my toddler’s lunchbox! He loved them and I love that they have great ingredients I feel good about.

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    • Aw, I love that these were a win for both you and your toddler! So happy to hear it. Thanks for the review!

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  3. These are delicious!! I wish I had doubled the batch-I will next time for sure. Even my somewhat picky eater loved them!!

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    • You know it’s a good recipe when you are already planning on making it again but a double batch – YAY! I’m so glad they were even a picky eater win, those are the best. Thanks for the review!

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  4. 5 stars
    I saw these posted on Instagram yesterday and decided to do some baking with my 5 year old. It was so easy that I just read him the directions and he did them by himself!
    And, my goodness, they were delicious! Next time we will have to make a double batch.

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    • I adore that you got your kiddo involved – way to go! And that’s pretty darn easy when a 5 year old can follow the directions. WOOT WOOT that they were an easy and delicious win. Thank you for the review!

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  5. 5 stars
    This are so delicious! Easy to make and my kids love them! Plus they are nutritious.

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    • I love an easy kid win! So happy to hear this was one for your family. Thank you for the review!

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  6. 5 stars
    These are so soft and delicious. My kids don’t care for most healthy muffin recipes BUT THIS ONE IS ALWAYS A HOME RUN. I make a double batch and freeze bcs they defrost well too!

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    • I’m so happy the texture and flavor of these muffins are a family home run! WOOT WOOT! And big YES to double and freezing, I do that as well. Thanks so much for the review!

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  7. 5 stars
    Another easy, delicious recipe that our whole family loves. Thank you!! We make these on repeat and they’re great out of the freezer too.

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  8. 5 stars
    Thank you!!! Quick and yummy. I’m on a crazy restrictive diet right now. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything with these.

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    • I’m so happy these gave you a delicious easy option! Thank you!

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  9. 4 stars
    So easy and so good!

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  10. 5 stars
    I’ve never had a “flour-less” muffin taste so delicious (especially if you are a banana/peanut butter lovers)! Everyone in my home loves these and the pan is basically gone in one day! Not to mention ingredients most people have on hand, they can be whipped up in an instant without too much planning, win win!

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  11. 4 stars
    I really wasn’t sure about these having no flour like substance. BUT…Everyone in my family gobbled them up tonight and with 3 kids under 9 and a husband who doesn’t like bananas or “heathy” muffins that is an accomplishment! Now I just should have doubled so I could freeze some!

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    • I’m so happy these won them over and were a family hit!

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    • These are my favorite muffins hands down. I always double the recipe and make them at least once a month!

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      • I love that you make this one on the regular, thank you!

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  12. 5 stars
    I love these for a snack or quick breakfast grab. My toddler loves these!!

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  13. These are so good and they freeze and reheat wonderfully!! Made a batch for my kiddos(2&4) a few weeks ago while I was doing a whole 30 and froze 2 to try once I finished. Thawed one on the counter and popped in the microwave and it was perfect. The texture of these is by far the best of any paleo baked good I’ve ever made.

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    • I love that these were so enjoyed by your family, even out of the freezer. Thank you!

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  14. 5 stars
    I don’t like bananas, nor do I like peanut butter, but I love these muffins! Great way to have a treat, but also get lots of healthy fats and nutrients in :). Very soft and moist. My favorite way to make them is with half almond butter and half peanut butter. They freeze really well too! Yet another recipe from Autumn that is a winner!

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  15. 5 stars
    These are a family favorite. When ever we have overly ripened muffins my kids ask for these. So simple and delicious and the keep well in the fridge for an easy breakfast

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  16. 5 stars
    These muffins are always so yummy. And yes I agree; it’s like the smoothie in a muffin. 😀 They freeze so well too!

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  17. 5 stars
    Super easy to make and delicious! They make an easy grab for breakfast or snack. Love that they are flour free!

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  18. 5 stars
    These muffins were a huge hit with my kids. We made them with peanut butter for a delicious PB+chocolate combo. I would love to see the recipe modified to use a whole (standard sized) jar of peanut butter. I felt like the recipe used up most of a single jar, and I would have just preferred to dump the whole jar of natural PB in the blender and use it all up in one recipe.

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  19. 5 stars
    These are great! I’ll definitely need to make a double batch next time.

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    • I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them – thank you! We definitely always double batch these in our house, they freeze so great : )

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      • 5 stars
        This is a win for my kids. Not only can they make them on their own in the blender, but they actually want to eat them. I agree with other comments – just double the batch. Freeze them up! Your future self will thank you!

        Side note- my daughter hates eating anything banana or peanut butter flavored, but she eats these! Go figure?!

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        • Banana is my LEAST favorite fruits and I agree, I enjoy them in these. And I LOVE that your kids can make them and enjoy them, so great!

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          • 5 stars
            Delicious!!! You can’t even tell they don’t have flour. I also did the PB/Almond butter mix and these babies are hitting the spot.

        • These are so good! I’ve made them with peanut butter and with almond butter and they’ve been delicious every time! My kids (ages 7&8) love them too!! Super easy to make and yummy, that’s a win for me!

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  20. 5 stars
    These are our most favorite muffins ever!!! I make them with my 4 year old all the time! Love your recipes ❤️

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