Recipe for paleo breakfast muffins

For those mornings when you feel like swapping bacon and eggs for something sweeter, these paleo breakfast muffins are a great alternative.


Makes approx. 6 medium size muffins – Approx. 6.2g protein/muffin



  • 1 banana, peeled and mashed
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 2 omega enriched organic eggs
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 30 ml flax-seed oil
  • 40 ml water
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon



Preheat oven to 175C (350F)

Mash a banana on the bottom of a bowl.

Add all other ingredients and mix by hand. The batter shouldn’t be thick, more like cake batter.

Transfer into muffin tray/cups. Only fill 3/4 full.

Bake for 15-19 mins, or until you can insert a toothpick into the middle and it comes out clean.





    • Yes indeed, the apple is grated so it’s easier to mix into the batter. I’ve now edited the recipe to mention that. Thanks for noticing!

  1. This recipe was the first Paleo recipe I have made. They turned out perfectly. I gave some to my boyfriend for breakfast and he said he actually prefers them to normal muffins, as they aren’t dry. I know people don’t generally calorie count on this type of eating plan, but I made 8 muffins from my batch and they came to 150 calories each, which is excellent!
    Thank you for the recipe.

  2. Awesome muffins!

  3. Hi! Just wanted to leave a not saying how much I love this recipe + I have lost count how many times I’ve made it! So good to have on hand for a snack on the run. Thanks for your awesome work!

    • Very happy to hear that you like it Claire – It’s one of our favourites too! xTanja

    • Olive oil, coconut oil or grassfed clarified butter will all work as a replacement.

  4. Can you substitute the almond meal for coconut flour to make it nut free for school?

    • I’m sure you can, but not 1-to-1. Almond meal is much more wet and heavy, where as coconut flour will dry the batter out. I would add little by little until the batter ‘feels right’. xTanja

  5. Ok will add 1/4 cup at a time until I have the right consistency. I will let you know how they turn out.

  6. This is not a true Australian paleo diet. Where are the gum leaves and koala meat?



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