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Banana blueberry muffins (Coconut free, AIP, paleo)

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I have to admit that banana blueberry muffins were not my first plan for this week recipe which is published right after my carob zucchini bread.

My first plan for this week recipe was a savory one but it was a complete failure. Anyway, the clock was ticking and I had to come up with another idea very quickly. Then I saw that someone in the AIP community was looking for a blueberry muffins recipe without gelatin eggs. Blueberry season has started and gelatin eggs free pastry recipes are my specialty! I had found my idea!

As you might have noticed already, I never use gelatin eggs in my pastries. Probably because in France, gelatin is used for savory recipes like “pâté” or something that we call “terrine”. So I guess my French brain just refuses to put that in a pastry. lol!

But blueberry muffins are absolutely not French. Although, unlike zucchini bread, I have tasted some in the past, before creating this recipe, this is not a staple here in France. So what I’m trying to say is that it is very intimidating for me to create recipes that I’m way less familiar with than most of my readers.

Again with culture differences! This is, at the same time very interesting and very challenging!

Enough talking. Without any furhter ado, here is a recipe of an American dessert created by a French girl.

Banana blueberry muffins (Coconut free, AIP, paleo)

4 from 21 votes
Recipe by gohealthywithbea.com – http://www.gohealthywithbea.com Course: Breakfast, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 cup (240 g) mashed ripe banana (about 2.5 medium bananas)

  • 1 cup + 1/3 cup (150 g) tigernut flour (if you are not on AIP you can use almond flour instead of tigernut flour)

  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp (50 g) arrowroot or tapioca starch (see notes below for other substitutions options)

  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup (see notes below about reducing quantity)

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil (or coconut oil)

  • 1+1/4 cups (180 g) fresh blueberries

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar)

  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 360° F (180° C)
  • Peel the bananas, put them in a large bowl and mash them with a fork. Add the maple syrup, oil and lemon juice (or ACV) and mix until well combined. You can also use a blender to make sure you get a very homogenous mix.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, arrow root and baking soda). Stir.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until well combined. Add the blueberries and stir again gently this time in order not to crush the blueberries.
  • Line or lightly oil a muffin pan. Fill each muffin cup with batter, you should get about 6-8 muffins depending on your pan.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes. To make sure that they are cooked, insert a thin bladed knife into the centre of the banana bread, the knife should come out clean. And voilà!
    Bon appétit !


  • If you are not on AIP nor Paleo diets you can use potato starch or corn starch instead of arrowroot.
  • If you want to omit the maple syrup you can replace it with the same amount of oil or water.

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The recipe for these banana blueberry muffins has been shared on: Saturday sparks @ Pieced Pastimes


  1. oh yeah, also no gelatin for me! Many thanks for these recipes, can’t wait to try it, I’ll come back and edit (or add one) when I do!

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  3. Hi, could I use cassava flour instead of tigernut? I don’t tolerate tigernut flour ????

    • Bonjour Michelle. Unfortunately you can’t use cassava flour instead of tigernut flour in this recipe as those two flours work very differently. Tigernut flour has a crumbly texture whereas cassava flour has a gummy texture. The only 1:1 substitution for tigernut flour is almond flour but almond flour is not AIP compliant if you are on AIP.

  4. Eleanor Johnston

    These turned out great! Thanks so much for the recipe, Béa!

  5. Christan Adams

    Can you make these without the banana? I want blueberry muffins. Could you use applesauce instead of bananas? Your recipes are amazing!


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