These healthy banana gingerbread muffins are filled with ginger and warm spices and sweetened with bananas and a little molasses. Bonus, this recipe is super easy. Just dump everything in the blender to mix it and pour it into the muffin pan!
What do you get when you combine banana bread and gingerbread? Deliciously healthy, sweet, and spicy banana gingerbread baked into perfect little muffins for the holidays!
This banana gingerbread is so good no one will know it’s secretly healthy. And unlike traditional gingerbread, it’s made without wheat flour, butter, or white sugar so it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
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Here’s what you’ll need
This recipe is based on my easy banana blender muffins but with the added gingerbread flavors of blackstrap molasses, ginger, and warm spices.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- coconut flour
- coconut oil
- baking soda
- blackstrap molasses
- sea salt
If you’re not familiar with blackstrap molasses, it is darker, less sweet, and has more nutritional value than regular molasses. This recipe uses a small amount just for flavor and color, the sweetness is provided by the bananas.
While ginger and cinnamon are the dominant spices, the allspice rounds out the gingerbread flavor. Although allspice is a single spice, not a blend, it has notes of clove, nutmeg, and other spices.
Then everything goes in the blender for a quick blitz. I use the whisk program on my high-power blender to make it even easier. Since all of the ingredients are soft, this recipe would probably work in a regular blender as well.
To keep the muffins from sticking, I recommend using these parchment baking cups or silicone baking cups.
If you want to take these muffins over the top, try adding a lemon glaze. Just mix powdered sweeter, like this keto-friendly low carb powdered sugar substitute with a little fresh squeezed lemon juice to make the glaze. And drizzle it over the muffins before serving.
More healthy holiday recipes
- Paleo Cranberry Orange Muffins
- Paleo Apple Muffins
- Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie
- Eggnog Protein Shake
- Peppermint Mocha Smoothie