The Paleo trend is sweeping through the world right now, and for good reason. Unlike other diets, Paleo seeks to restore balance to your body by emphasizing the foods that we as early humans enjoyed; namely meats, fruits, vegetables, and some nuts and seeds. The diet rejects processed sugars, dairy, and most grains and legumes since they were cultivated many years later and were not as easy to digest or suited for our human bodies.
So why Paleo muffins? Why not? They’re easy to make at home, will make your kitchen smell incredible as they bake, and put a smile on everyone’s face. There are an infinite variety of paleo muffin recipes to experiment with and the nutritious ingredients from the paleo diet will make them not only delicious but also wholesome, filling you with protein and long lasting energy for the entire day. Some substitutions might be necessary in these recipes to make them completely paleo.
Give Me Muffin Recipes!
1. Chocolate Banana Muffins
A perfect example how you don’t need to sacrifice natural sweetness on while following paleo, the combination of chocolate and bananas in these muffins is irresistible. Definitely a crowd pleaser that works for breakfast or snack time and also a great use for bananas that might be getting overripe. These muffins are quick and simple to make, the recipe doesn’t even require a stand mixer. The combination of coconut oil, eggs, and cacao powder blended with other paleo ingredients tastes completely indulgent.
2. Vanilla Chai Cupcakes
If you are looking to impress a group of friends or family on an autumn day, look no further than these beautiful and wonderfully flavored paleo appropriate cupcakes. Be assured that just because they are named ‘cakes,’ they aren’t lacking in quality ingredients found in many paleo recipes. Adding in the 5 bags of chai tea to the fluffy vanilla treats is optional but gives them a subtle yet deliciously spiced flavor that is sophisticated and totally satisfies without processed sugar.
3. Fresh Peach Paleo Muffins
When its summertime, fresh peaches are plentiful at farmer’s markets and grocery stores, but it can sometimes be challenging to find a perfect recipe that makes use of this delicious fruits. These muffins are a perfect, using all the amazing natural sweetness of the peaches mixed with honey. The recipe calls for ghee, which is clarified butter, but you could replace that with coconut oil if abstaining from butter. The result of this beautiful recipe is a delightful fresh and moist paleo treat.
4. 4 Ingredient Flourless Oil-Less Fudge Muffins
These are the real deal: they are flourless, oil-free muffins with a fudgy center! With only four ingredients you probably already have, you could make these in just 20 minutes. Sweetness comes from the bananas and honey that are combined with cocoa powder and peanut butter. Almond butter would be a delicious substitute. These muffins will come out of the oven gooey and positively indulgent. Refrigerate the leftovers if you have any!
5. Paleo Egg Muffins
This little powerhouse of a muffin has everything you need to fuel you up at breakfast time in one delicious package. Think of it as a full breakfast in a compact muffin featuring some seriously tasty paleo foods like sausage, spinach and tons of eggs. Delicious straight out of the oven or warmed in a toaster, these muffins are even good cold so you can pack them ahead of time. They’ll help you feel your best while packing a huge serving of protein and veggies.
6. Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins
This delicious muffins are partially paleo but so delicious and healthy they deserve to be included. The muffins are sweetened with bananas instead of processed sugar which gives them that delicious texture and naturally occurring sugar content. Adding protein is greek yogurt and peanut butter, and of course the taste combination of the chocolate and peanut butter is amazingly satisfying. Adding in the peanut butter chips makes it over-the-top delicious.
7. Apple Muffins
These apple muffins are grain-free and gluten free, and a perfectly easy addition to any muffin lover’s paleo recipes collection. With a moist, chewy consistency and a hearty serving of egg protein, they pack a powerful and delicious punch for breakfast or snack time. With a hearty serving of apples and an optional streusel you can add on top, you’ll be enjoying a healthy paleo inspired muffin that reminds you of apple pie but with so much nutrition and none of the grain.
8. Cinnamon Roll Muffins
For perfect muffin recipes, look no further than this one that will make you feel like you are digging into a freshly baked cinnamon roll, check out this muffin packed with delicious paleo foods. It has a perfect texture on the outside with a gooey center that is truly delicious yet grain and sugar free. If you indulge in the topping the pecans and generous helping of cinnamon are an extra special treat on top.
9. Matcha Muffins
The uniquely genius combination of matcha and muffins makes a colorful and high protein and antioxidant rich muffin. They are fun and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Try baking up a batch and saving some for post workout snacks or a breakfast when you need to be on your way in a hurry. Only a small amount of matcha gives these muffins a vibrant green color, and a hearty serving of eggs and egg whites and greek yogurt add tons of protein.
10. Corn Dog Muffins
This answer to every paleo-loving mom wondering what to pack in lunches or serving snacks at a sports game. These muffins are a crowd-pleasing and fun take on corn dogs with way more protein and way less deep-fried greasiness. With no grain, 3 whole eggs, and no processed sugar of any kind, these muffins depend on a mixture of ghee and coconut oil. Serve with ketchup or mustard or even chili.