Super Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Muffins (video!)
First things first – these muffins are absolutely, positively perfect. I loved them so damn much! Luckily I still have leftovers in the fridge! When you take them out of the oven, they are crispy on top and soft and fluffy on the inside. Sweet, but not too sweet. And crunchy and gooey inside. I love them. But let me preface this recipe by telling you that I do not know how to alter the recipe. I used this paleo mix because I wanted to try it out and see how it compared to using my own ingredients and ratios. And I love it! I couldn’t find it in the store near me so I bought it online and you may need to do the same if you can’t find it in your own store. If you don’t have the mix and don’t want to buy the mix, then try out any of my other muffin recipes here! But again, I don’t know how to alter the recipe to make it without the mix.
Let’s do a little Bachelor recap because each date gets worse and worse. It’s horrifying. But in the great words of Corinne, “We should take every moment as great” and she obviously has words to live by, so I’m going to try to make sense of all these dates because I want to take every moment great.
So to start the episode out, all the girls are told that they are going to Milwaukee. Is Milwaukee a cool place because the way they screamed and bounded up and down gripping each other, you’d think they were going to f*cking Cabo or something. They get to Milwaukee and they are really reaching for things to say, “Oh wow, look at all the ducks.” Ok, whoever the hell said that, there are ducks anywhere. You don’t have to go to Milwaukee to see ducks. You’re trying too hard and it’s extremely obvious. Danielle was chosen to go on the first one-on-one date in Milwaukee and maaaaaan did her date suck. Decorating cookies with frosting that turns your mouth black is just not the first step to a sexy date. But then ABC planting one of Nick’s ex-girlfriends to run into while on the date, now that’s far worse. Danielle, being the awkward laugher/cackler that she is, instantly hugs his ex-girlfriend and giggles. Best friends! And then she had to sit back and listen while Nick complimented his ex-girlfriend. And we thought romance was dead! The whole date Nick just pointed out the places where he grinded on girls as a young teenage boy. Nick, that isn’t what girls want to hear. Just take note of Danielle’s awkward laughing and compliment her deep-plunging dresses, which seem to match your same look, and the date will go fine. The less you talk, the better. But for real, how many plunging neckline dresses does she own? It’s like every seen with Danielle is a reminder of JLo circa 2000.
My favorite part of the entire episode was Danielle mentioning that she doesn’t want to rush into a relationship. You’re on the Bachelor, sweetheart, the jig is up.
The group date activity was the only thing they could figure out to do in Milwaukee, other than the roller skating rink which was already taken for a one-on-one date, which was going to the farm to shovel poop. Excuse me, Bachelor franchise, this is not dating via farmersonly.com. This is a franchise built around millions of dollars and you’re making the girls sleep in bunk beds, drink cheap booze (I don’t know this for a fact but I’m extremely good at speculating), and go on dates on a farm. Get your sh*t together. You’re being cheap assh*les. Corinne, who I still fully believe is an actress, did he normal sloshingherwordstogether for no apparent reason and refused to pick up poop. Which I fully support. She also grabbed her boobs quite a lot on camera. That part was kind of strange, but whatever, you do you, Corrine!
Ok lastly, Raven’s date. I still can’t get it out of my mind that Raven looks like Wednesday Addams. Try to unsee that. Try! So Raven got to go to Nick’s little sisters soccer game and meet his parents there. I’m pretty sure the entire soccer team were all Nick’s siblings. He does have 11. Think about that for a while, birthing 11 children. How is Nick’s mothers female anatomy still in place? And do you think her abdomen is just sheer at this point from housing some many humans inside? I imagine it as paper thin. But I know nothing about birthing 11 humans so who am I speculate. Anyways, Raven goes to the soccer game then goes roller skating and you know what she says? It’s the best date she’s ever been on. And honestly, I kind of believe her since she’s from a little small country town. But if a guy ever took me to meet his parents at a soccer game on a first date, I would be weirded out. And unhappy that I wasn’t chowing down on scallops and getting overly buzzed at an expensive restaurant. But I guess I just have certain first date expectations that are beyond the Bachelor franchises budget.
PS – Raven, when you tell the story about your ex-boyfriend cheating on you, no need to say you caught him mid thrust. You can simply say you caught him in the act, we all know what it looks like.
Well, ending on that note was a blast! Let’s watch a quick cooking video!Print
Super Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Muffins (video!)
- Yield: 14 muffins 1x
- 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Mix
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of cinnamon
- 2 mashed bananas
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spatula until well combine.
- Line a muffin tin pan with silicone muffin liners and use an ice cream scoop to scoop the mixture into each silicone muffin liner (just FYI – this batter made 14, almost 15 muffins, so after my 12 finished cooking, I cooked the last 3). Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until slightly browned on top.
- Remove from muffin tin and place on a cooling rack. Once muffins are slightly cooled, run a knife around the edge of the silicone liner to ensure the muffin comes out clean.
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59 thoughts on “Super Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Muffins (video!)”
Yay! I randomly picked up this baking flour on sale for $2 at my sprouts store!! I’m glad I have a recipe to test it on.
On a side note, I’m starting an official campaign to change Fed and Fit into Clit and nips. The new paleo feminist movement. It’s a thing.
Ok dying over your Bachelor run down…I had literally the exact same thoughts! Corrine definitely has to be an actress, they’re really playing her up recently and her interviews are killing me! Did you seeing her going to town on those chicken nuggets at the end?? Smaller bites sweetie. Can’t wait to see what cringe-worthy moments are in store for us next week!
I thought it was hilarious when all the girls cheered when they found out they were going to Wisconsin. I would have been like, “Are you shitting me? Don’t we usually go to someplace tropical when we leave the mansion?” I live in Wisconsin and I actually like living here but COME ON!
I was extremely disappointed by the lame dates they picked out. We actually have really cool things to do and see here – especially in Milwaukee. The Paine (where they had the group date cocktail party) is 2 hours north of Milwaukee in Oshkosh. They couldn’t find a nice place to go in our state’s biggest city? I feel like Nick is trying to be like Ben by having these low-key dates. BUT, unlike Ben, it just doesn’t work for Nick. Shoveling “poopie”? I would be pissed off too. They didn’t even make the farm chores a competition so what was the point?
Julie, your Bachelor recaps are my favorite posts of the week. My husband doesn’t understand why I love the show. Um, because it’s the funniest show on tv? Duh.
Love your bachelor recaps Julie! I look forward to them every Tuesday. I thought so many of the same things! Corrine is the best for all her ridiculous comments and attitude! I love knowing the behind the scenes stuff and apparently the girls were supposed to go to North Carolina this week but hurricane Matthew was on it’s way during filming, so they had to switch the location to Milwaukee last minute. That’s why all the dates were horrible too…not that they could have come up with much better in Milwaukee if they had more time to think about it either though haha. Keep it real!
Do you buy coconut oil and maple syrup in bulk? Online? Costco? Curious if you have any tips on the best buys. These look incredible and I can’t wait to try them! I need to get a hold of that Paleo flour…maybe I’ll try Sprouts! Thanks for sharing!
i don’t, but i don’t use them in huge amounts either. costco or amazon or thrive market would be great, i’m sure!
So random but you’re not showing up in my Feedly anymore!
i would contact feedly because i fixed the issue on my end and it’s showing up for me, so i can’t really do anything more
I had to remove and re-add so you might want to give that a try!
I’m going skiing this weekend so these would be PERFECT to have for a quick little snack. THANK YOU 🙂
Review update: just finished making these and OMG hands down the best muffins EVER!
I didn’t have this mix but really wanted to try the recipe so I replaced the mix with 1 1/2 c almond flour, 1 c arrowroot flour, and 1/2 c coconut flour. They turned out great!
Thank you for this! I was going to ask for a substitution. I have all those flours, but not the mix.
that’s why i mentioned buying it online since i don’t know the substitutions. i had to buy the flour too haha!
Thank you for this. I ordered it off Amazon, but in the two days I have to wait my bananas went all hot mess on me and are almost too ripe. So, I’m making it with this option and then I’ll re-make it I’m sure with the actual Paleo mix!
YESSSS I love that your bachelor recaps are back! It’s almost as entertaining as watching the train wreck itself, so thank you for that!! Also, can we talk about how Raven said she knows what the girls’ vagina looks like?! Or what she beat the sh*t of our him with the girl’s stiletto? Girlfriend….TMI.
Can’t wait for next week! Keep these recaps coming! <3
OMG your bachelor recap is on point!! my exact thoughts while watching! and these muffins look awesome, thank you!
I love love love your bachelor recaps! I look forward to them every week! And you should totally do mini podcast episodes just about the bachelor. That would be so awesome!
I haven’t found this flour in Canada yet, but because of your posts I just ordered some Simple Mills cookie and muffin mixes online…I’m super excited to try those out!
I’ll keep my eye out for this flour next time I’m in the US!
Hey Juli! Loved this so much, I couldn’t wait to try them!! They are in the oven now and smell amazing!!!! Just had a quick question, it looks like in the video at the end you put cinnamon in, but I don’t see that listed in the recipe. Just curious if you wouldn’t mind answering!
Thanks for being your amazing self! Hope you are enjoying Arizona!!!! My brother lives in Phoneix and I love to visit!
P.S I would love a bachelor recap podcast, I know you mentioned it before and think it’s an awesome idea!! you always make me laugh on all your podcasts! ❤
These muffins are amazing (as pretty much everything that I have made from your blog is). I have a picky 3 year old and he liked them. I modified it slightly because I did not have Paleo flour and my son doesn’t like walnuts (I omitted). I made my own Paleo flour, thanks to my friend, Mr. Google. I also halved the maple syrup and added slightly more almond milk. I also only had chocolate chunks so I used them in place of the smaller chips. They were still perfect. So yummy. I will definitely make them again. I also am loving your workout posts. I have a gym in my basement and almost all of the equipment you use, so these really help me change it up! Thanks so much!!!
I couldn’t find the paleo mix in store. What would the alternative be? Almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour? Any idea on a guesstimate for the proportions to use? I’ll have to order some online for the future. Thank you!
hahaha did you read the first paragraph – “But let me preface this recipe by telling you that I do not know how to alter the recipe. I used this paleo mix because I wanted to try it out and see how it compared to using my own ingredients and ratios. And I love it! I couldn’t find it in the store near me so I bought it online and you may need to do the same if you can’t find it in your own store. If you don’t have the mix and don’t want to buy the mix, then try out any of my other muffin recipes here! But again, I don’t know how to alter the recipe to make it without the mix.” i honestly have no clue about proportions, but feel free to try my other muffin recipes
I love your recipes, Julie, and I when I saw this post for Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut muffins I knew I had to hop in the car and go in search of the Paleo Flour by Bob’s Red Mill. Good news is that I found it at Whole Foods, bad news is that it costs $12.99 for a 1 pound bag! Yikes! I did purchase it to make these amazing muffins but would prefer not to spend that much on flour in the future, so it would be great to know what ratios of almond, coconut and arrowroot flour to use to customize the flour myself. I made these the other night and they are absolutely delicious; very moist with a pronounced banana flavor. Funny thing is I accidentally forgot to add the melted coconut oil which I discovered sitting in a pan on the stove after I made the muffins. However, they are super moist without it LOL! And less calories without the oil too!
If anyone figures out how to make these without eggs, please share! Allergic to eggs, but really want to try these 🙂
I made these chocolate chip banana walnut muffins a few days ago along with the Flourless Chocolate, zucchini, banana muffins. These ones were definitely the winners in a taste and texture test between the two (even though I had to do some substituting on the ingredients). I didn’t have the Bob’s paleo flour and knew I’d never find it here in the north of Canada so after I looked up what was in it I used: 2 cups of a gluten free flour mix I had (recipe from the America’s Test Kitchen ‘How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook’) made with rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch and coconut milk powder. 1 cup of almond flour and one or two Tablespoons coconut flour. Also, I only had one banana so replaced the other one with a small grated zucchini. Everything else I did the same and they turned out better than any paleo or GF muffins I have made since giving up wheat flour. I hope these changes help some of the other folks who can’t get the Bob paleo mix.These were fantastic and will be made regularly in this house. Thanks Juli.
Your recap of the Bachelor made me laugh so hard! And I don’t even watch the Bachelor! I may have to start now!
Your muffins recipe looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it.
Love your blog, podcast, and all you do, Juli! Thanks for being awesome 🙂
hahahaha yayyyy! that’s amazing!
Just wanted to share in case anyone else can’t multitask and puts 2/3c almond milk in their bowl instead of 1/3c… luckily I hadn’t added the oil yet, so I reduced that to 1/3c and poured the whole bag of flour in and they came out perfect. Juli’s recipes and this flour are both pretty resilient! Thanks JB! xx
Juli! These are amazing!! Even my kids at ate them and they hate everything I make! I also didn’t have the paleo flour and couldn’t wait so I used 1 1/2C almond flour, 1C tapioca flour, and 1/2C coconut flour and they turned out perfect. Used 3 small bananas too, it was perfection! ????????
awesome! thanks for sharing your substitutions, holly!
Bachelor recap Juli is my favorite Juli of them all. Amen to everything you said. These muffins look effin delicious. You rock.
Made these muffins last night…came out perfect, thank you! Even my non-paleo husband found them delicious. Let me know if you have any other recipes using Bob’s Paleo flour!
awesome!! will do!
Hi! These look amazing! I was curious if I can use honey instead of maple syrup? Thanks!
I made these muffins yesterday. I could not find the Bob Red Mill’s Paleo mix. However found Bob Red Mill’s Gluten Free Muffin mix. I simply replaced the 3 cups of the Bob’s Red Mill Paleo mix with the muffin mix and recipe turned out great!
awesome!! glad to know it worked with the GF flour!
Mine came out super dry and pretty dense, not at all “juicy” like yours looked when going into the muffin pans… I used the King Arthur’s GF baking flour, and also cut down the maple syrup for sugar reasons. Did it need the extra moisture from the syrup?
i have literally no idea because i have never used that baking flour. i would recommend following the recipe how it was written and made.
This made about 20 muffins for me. Can these be frozen?
i think so!
Wow… they are good. I made them yesterday, and my girlfriend and I just loved them.
I added almonds to the recipe as it is one of my favorite nuts.
For my fellow Canadians – the flour is available at well.ca!
Do you know the carb count for this recipe?
i do not, but i’m sure you could figure that out on a nutritional calculator online!
Making these today!!! So excited. How do you recommend storing them? Are they okay be be kept at room temp? Thanks so much!!
they won’t last as long at room temp so i would store them in the fridge to keep them fresh longer
These are so amazing and EASY! Thanks you!
awesome!! glad you liked them, tara!
Juli how would you alter the recipe to add protein powder? Maybe cut down on the flour?
She’s never tried it that way and since it’s a flour mix, has no idea. You would have to experiment! Stacy – paleOMG assistant
Hey, I’m hoping to make these today and I want to substitute pumpkin for the bananas. Any idea how much I should use? Thanks! I love
i’m not totally sure…maybe 1 cup?
We love this recipe! I leave out the walnuts for my kids. Makes 48 mini muffins! Bake for 15 minutes.
glad you all love it, keri!
I wonder is this would work as a bread instead of muffins. Anyone tried it? Any thoughts on baking time?
Hello I would like to know if I can substitute coconut milk for the almond milk?