Just letting you know this Toasted Coconut Paleo Banana Bread Muffin recipe was originally published in May 2015. I retested, rephotographed, updated recipe. Now I am republishing it for you today! I hope you enjoy. Thank you for following Cotter Crunch Y’all!.
Hi ya! Oh Holiday weekend, are you are near. Thank you for the extra day to be with family and friends and rest! Yes, thank YOU!
I will be baking banana bread muffins. Yes, again!a The smell of them baking relaxes me. Plus it’s kinda sorta my way to ease into Fall season. That makes sense, right? Fall is so close!! Anyways, with baking there might be some delicious NZ wine. Balance is key.
Okay okay, but let’s chat about post weekend, post holiday vibes. Uh, I don’t know about you but every time we wrap up a long weekend, the kiwi and I were both feeling like we might need a reboot. You know that feeling,right? Like, hey… we ate, drank, and celebrated but now I just want get a good night sleep and eat something nourishing.
Hence these paleo banana bread muffins. They are naturally lower in sugar. GASP! The only real sugar is from the bananas and a wee bit of maple syrup and molasses. Which have crucial minerals for us anyway!
They are grain-free and dairy-free, and I didn’t even plan that. Which makes them even more special, right?
HOW TO MAKE PALEO TOASTED COCONUT BANANA BREAD MUFFINS
Speaking of special, this recipe is actually one I adapted while in New Zealand. And because New Zealand has a higher Celiac rate, they’re bakeries, cafes always have a gluten free and/or grain free options. I also hoarded all the New Zealand food magazines and cookbooks while we were there. So many grain free recipes. YEA!
I’ve learned a lot of grain free baking those my Kiwi friends and family. In fact, it’s how I managed to create homemade paleo bread as well. Hmm.. maybe that’s a sign we need to move to New Zealand.. just sayin.
Before I dive into the banana bread muffin recipe let me tell you what I updated. First, you don’t need a blender for this recipe, but you totally can use one to mix. Also, you must toast the coconut before adding to the batter. It’s magical! Really! That’s about it. Simple and easy!
And lastly, here’s my thought process on why we eat grain free and dairy free from time to time.
As I mentioned above, sometimes after a stint (or this case, a weekend) of eating more than enough rich food, too much sugar, wine, etc., the body needs a little TLC. A little reboot, yes? It needs nutrients that will help reduce inflammation. Consider these Paleo Banana Bread Muffins with Toasted Coconut a way back to homeostasis. Haha. Grain Free foods are easier on digestion and therefore allow more nutrients to be absorbed. HOLLAH! Ya, we need that! In fact, you might as well pair this with a immunity boosting smoothie and end this holiday weekend with a mega nutrient dense meal.Print
See, all about that balance, right? Let me know if you give these tasty “homeostasis” muffins a whirl! Haha.
What’s your favorite kind of banana bread recipe? Any body else needed a little reboot after a holiday weekend? Tell me what your plans are for this weekend!
Okay, happy long weekend shenanigans ya’ll!