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5 Ingredient Banana Almond Butter Muffins

These muffins are 5 ingredients, easy to make, healthy, gluten free, and Paleo compliant, and DELICIOUS. {The ingredients are Whole 30 compliant, but combining them into a muffin is not. I’m not going to lie, I cheat and make these muffins}. These Banana Almond Butter muffins are a huge hit with the entire family (special dietary meal plan or not!).

(Plus! Be sure to scroll below to find out how to get HUGE DISCOUNTS on Blendtec blenders!)

5-Ingredient Banana Almond Butter Muffins #whole30 #paleo #glutenfree These are our families favorite muffins (whether they eat gluten free/paleo/whole30 or not!)


5-Ingredient Banana Almond Butter Muffins #whole30 #paleo #glutenfree These are our families favorite muffins (whether they eat gluten free/paleo/whole30 or not!)


5-Ingredient Banana Almond Butter Muffins #whole30 #paleo #glutenfree These are our families favorite muffins (whether they eat gluten free/paleo/whole30 or not!)


5-Ingredient Banana Almond Butter Muffins #whole30 #paleo #glutenfree These are our families favorite muffins (whether they eat gluten free/paleo/whole30 or not!)



Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees


  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda (I updated this from 1/2 tsp. because I found they raise better)
  • Optional: I like to add 1/2 tsp. of salt

Blend (if using a Blendtec blender I use the “Smoothie ” setting)

Grease muffin tin (we like to use Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil spray)

Pour batter into muffin tins

Cook for 12-15 minutes (muffins should be fluffy all of the way through and should not sink or settle)

Enjoy! We like to lay the Kerry Gold butter on THICK!

* I adapted this recipe from Thirty Handmade Days Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins.  Check them out – also super delicious!

Almond Butter Banana Berry Muffins

Similar recipe with my favorite secret ingredient! I love the texture and flavor of these muffins. They stay moist for days.  Check out the recipe HERE.

Almond Butter Banana Berry Muffins (gluten free and 7 simple ingredients!)

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About the Blendtec Designer 725

  • The Blendtec Designer 725 boasts the most advanced blending technology ever seen.
  • 1725 watt, 3.4 peak horsepower motor
  • Illuminated, capacitive touch interface
  • Pre-programmed cycles: Smoothie, Salsa, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Clean
  • 100-speed capacitive touch slider
  • Illuminated display indicates remaining blend time

My Blendtec Review?

I was skeptical. How much could you really love a Blender? The answer is a lot.  Like really – more than a friend.

Here’s what I love:

  • It’s digital.  When fire it up the Blender takes you through a tour of the machine.  It’s also intuitive to use.
  • The settings! There are preset settings for Smoothies, Ice Cream, Soup, Whole Juice, Salsa . . . just press the button and it will work it’s magic!
  • It can do, well, everything.  Those settings I just outlined can knead bread,  juice whole foods, chop nuts and cheese (dry chop), grind soaked grains and meats (wet chop), make ice cream, blend and heat soup, and of course . . . it blends things.
  • There is a “Clean Cycle”! Just dump in 1 cup of water with a drop of dish soap, hit clean and it will take care of itself.
  • It keeps track of how many times I’ve blended! Congratulations on your first blend! There are incentives for certain milestones built in!
  • The spatula. I mean a spatula is a spatula right? But the one that comes with the Twister is the most amazing spatula I’ve ever used. It’s a silly thing to be pumped about – but I think you’ll see what I mean if you ever use one. It scrapes the sides of the blender perfectly.
  • The Twister Jar  perfect for homemade nut butters. We spend a fortune on almond butter and the fancy Jason’s nut butter mixes. I’ve got a couple of recipes I’m dying to try all ready.  I’ll be back with a new post soon!

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  2. Lori 01/03/2018 at 7:54 am

    The Blendfresh link doesn’t work

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  5. Julie 04/15/2017 at 12:45 pm

    These were delicious 🙂

    Do you have any idea what the nutrition breakdown of these are? Calories, Carbs, fats…

  6. Stacy 04/10/2017 at 12:40 pm

    How many servings does this yield? Just wondering because 1 cup of almond butter is a lot!

  7. Sheri Tharp 03/03/2017 at 5:06 pm

    Your recipe for Banana Almond Butter Muffins is NOT Whole30 compliant as you claim. Vanilla Extract is not allowed.

  8. Geralyn 01/19/2017 at 8:46 am

    Totally impressed! I was blown away at the perfect texture of this muffin being that it had no flour in it. It was so easy and delicious! I prefer a sweeter muffin so I added a little Truvia brown sugar blend and it was amazing!

    • Rachael Herrscher 01/19/2017 at 2:50 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them! I really love these — and my gluten free friends are especially excited about them because they don’t have that grainy texture to them 🙂

  9. Rose 01/15/2017 at 5:21 pm

    Can you use apple butter or sun butter ? Instead of the almond butter .

    • Rachael Herrscher 01/19/2017 at 2:54 pm

      I think apple butter might be tricky. Sun Butter seems like it would work better. You can also do these with Peanut Butter (I’ve done that before and they are great! My daughter has a peanut allergy so we usually just stick with almond butter)

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  11. Dania Janczak 10/14/2016 at 6:06 pm

    Just made these with chocolate almond butter, in mini loaf pans, topped with sliced almonds-yum! So moist,so easy, thanks for the new addition to my recipe collection.

  12. Nadine 06/04/2016 at 5:37 pm

    These were fricking delicious! I made them with my 3 year old who wanted to make a cake just like on play school. So we split the mixture into three and added cocoa to one bowl and ground up frozen raspberries to another (and left one plain). We put all three flavours into muffin tins and swirled them around. Soooo yummy! And much healthier than the version play school did! Will keep this recipe on hand as a regular – so versatile! Thanks!

  13. Amanda 05/06/2016 at 12:37 pm

    I just made these, so delicious! Thank you very much for sharing! 🙂 Super simple to make.

  14. Lara 03/28/2016 at 7:36 pm

    How does combining them into a muffin non-compliant? what is the rule? Thanks!

    • Rachael Herrscher 01/19/2017 at 2:52 pm

      Sorry for the delay on this! I didn’t see your question! With Whole 30, it’s kind of an “avoid the very appearance of evil thing” or in her words “sex with your pants on”. 😀 I think it’s the psychological or emotional piece of creating your own new grains replacements and hacks when they are really trying to get you to change a habit. All of the ingredients are perfectly compliant. (I feel perfectly fine about eating this on Whole 30 though!) 😀

      • Nikki 02/17/2018 at 1:05 pm

        Hi Rachael. I am wondering if you used vanilla powder? Vanilla extract is not Whole30 compliant (because of the alcohol) so assuming you used the powder I’ve been hearing of and wondered where I can find it? Thanks!

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  19. Kell 10/13/2015 at 6:16 pm

    These Muffins were great! Added 1 TP Ghee & 1 Cup Blueberries …amazing!

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  22. susan 06/09/2015 at 8:26 am

    I felt they were a little dry so the second round I added 1 tbsp of ghee and they turned out a lot better and less dry. Just a thought 🙂

  23. Ali 05/30/2015 at 9:19 pm

    what do you mean when you say ‘1 teaspoon vanilla’? Vanilla extract?

  24. Jenetta Penner 01/08/2015 at 8:13 pm

    I’d love to make chocolate milkshake for my daughters! 🙂

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  26. Amy Cornwell 01/05/2015 at 9:50 am

    Yum, I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing, they look and sound delicious!! (but, muffins aren’t whole30 compliant – so I’ll have to wait till February!)

  27. tonya dreese 12/03/2014 at 10:47 pm

    a kale, orange, banana, strawberry smoothie.

  28. Kelley K 12/03/2014 at 10:20 pm

    A banana smoothie!!

  29. Tracy H 12/03/2014 at 9:22 pm

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  30. Thomas Murphy 12/03/2014 at 7:35 pm

    I would make a milkshake.

  31. Janette Polivka 12/03/2014 at 6:54 pm

    First thing I would blend is a chocolate malt. My son has been asking me forever to make him one, but our blender broke!

  32. Megan C. 12/03/2014 at 5:29 pm

    I would make a chocolate & banana smoothie

  33. Julie Waldron 12/03/2014 at 4:27 pm

    The first thing I would blend would be a smoothie.

  34. Betsy Barnes 12/03/2014 at 2:09 pm

    One of the first things I would blend would be ingredients to make a broccoli cheese soup. I always wanted this type of blender to make soups with fresh veggies 🙂

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  36. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger 12/03/2014 at 10:56 am

    Hubby would make smoothies for both of us and I would make soups (hubby’s winter favorite) for both of us. I would also make sauces and dressing. This Blendtec would get a solid workout everyday!

  37. Amanda Sakovitz 12/03/2014 at 10:26 am

    I would make a chocolate smoothie!