Chunky Monkey Muffins

These muffins are moist, delicious, gooey, chocolatey, indulgent like a bowl of Ben and Jerry’s, yet totally free of dairy, grains, refined sweeteners, guilt, and post-dessert itis. They are delicious eaten warm, right out of the oven. That is what Nick and I did. (Just try not to scarf down three in one sitting like we did, tempting as the little buggers might be.) It was an amazing experience. Nick immediately pronounced them to be my best baked good ever. I heartily agree – this is a keeper recipe if ever there was one.

2 ripe bananas, mashed
4 eggs
½ cup coconut oil, melted
½ cup almond butter
¼ cup honey
½ cup coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
Pinch nutmeg
½ cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
½ cup chocolate chunks

Preheat your oven to 325. Combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl and blend until smooth. Add your coconut flour and spices and blend again until everything is incorporated. Stir in the nuts of your choice and chocolate chunks with a spoon. Drop your batter into a lined muffin pan. You can fill the liners fairly full, as these muffins (not containing any baking powder) will not rise very much at all. Bake at 325 for approximately 22 minutes, or until the muffins pass the toothpick test. This recipe yields about 12 muffins. 12 muffins do not last long.

I am sharing this recipe at The Weekend Gourmet, Muffin Monday, Menu Monday, Mouthwatering Monday, Mangia Monday, Tasty Tuesday Party, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Totally Tasty Tuesday, Made From Scratch Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Gluten-Free Wednesday, It’s A Keeper Thursday, Sweet Tooth Friday, Allergy-Friendly Friday, Primal Cave Friday, Sweets for a Saturday, Sugar-Free Sunday, Ultimate Recipe Swap, and the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

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14 Responses to Chunky Monkey Muffins

  1. Stacy says:

    These look really good! Thanks for linking up at Menu Monday!

  2. This looks like the perfect muffin. I love every ingredient you put in. Cannot wait to give them a try.

  3. Meagan says:

    HMM! I love your recipe and you’re story. I will add some leavening and make them 🙂

  4. Kathryn says:

    These are fabulous and yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin Monday! Hope to see you again soon!

  5. swathi says:

    This chunky monkey muffins looks awesome. I love anything with bananas Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul hop.

  6. Sheryl says:

    What a great recipe! Would you come over to my party “Cast Party Wednesday” and share some of your recipes?
    I hope to see you there!

  7. Jill says:

    Yummmmmy! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Kelly says:

    Wow these look awesome. I wonder, where do you find coconut oil and coconut flour?

    • elliemaeh says:

      I can find both coconut oil and coconut flour in my local grocery store. The coconut oil is right with the other cooking oils, and the coconut flour is in the natural foods section, along with other nut flours and gluten-free blends. If your grocery store does not carry one or the other, almost all co-ops, health food stores, and natural food stores that I have been to stock both coconut oil and flour.

  9. Pam says:

    These look really good! I bookmarked…thank you!

  10. Melanie says:

    Looks like the perfect afternoon snack! Anything that shares the name of a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor has to be good! Thanks for a healthier version! 🙂

  11. emily says:

    Hi! Thanks for linking up this week to Tasty Tuesday! Hope to see you back next week!

  12. Sheryl says:

    Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    I hope to see you there!

  13. Kendra says:

    oh my word, these were so good as well!

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