Banana Carob Swirl Muffins (AIP/Paleo) are a real treat for those on a healing diet! Satisfy your sweet tooth a bit without derailing your diet.Jump to Recipe
Baking on the AIP requires some serious alchemy. I mean, really. Baking without the benefit of eggs, sugar, or a gluten flour? As we say in the south, “I tell you what.”
But because I love you, I’ve conjured up this recipe that I hope will satisfy your hankering for a little baked something. These get eaten very quickly in our house, despite being void of the usual baking ingredients. They are great as a little bite of happiness on your breakfast plate, or as a dessert. I hope you enjoy them. Happy baking!
P.S. You can also try my Banana Blueberry Muffins for something a little different!
***EDIT: I wrote this recipe before I wholly understood the difference between collagen gelatin. The cans of the brand that I use both say gelatin on them! I contacted the company, and they explained that collagen can be used both hot and cold, but it doesn’t hold things together like gelatin does. Therefore, you may not need the collagen in here at all. A friend of this blog reported back to me that these work just fine without. So there ya go.
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I would like yo make these, but confused by gteen can gelatin. I’m under the impression the red can for gelatin eggs, baked goods. The green for extra protien in hot/cold drinks. Are you adding just for callogen benefits & not for egg?
Hi! Yes, the whole green can vs. red can thing is confusing to me, too. I got the green can since it can be used both hot and cold. Versatile. I use it in my smoothies, but also in my baked goods. It has worked for me. In this recipe, the gelatin holds it all together. I’ve never bought the red can. If you try this recipe with the red can, please let me know the result! Thanks for the question! 😊
Looks like another good recipe but I really hope you’ll edit the recipe to indicate that this is collagen and NOT gelatin that you’re using. The results will truly be different if you’re telling folks to use gelatin when you in fact mean collagen. 🙁
Hey there! OK, so I’ve been inspired by your comment to do some research. I will edit the recipe to make it clearer that I’m using collagen. There is so much confusion around this! The green can clearly says “Great Lakes Gelatin” AND collagen. So I called the company to get the scoop. You are absolutely correct that there is a difference in how they behave. I will correct the recipe, and also share what I’ve learned in my social platforms. Thanks for following! 😊
Just made these muffins today for the first time and they were delicious!! It is the first AIP dessert that I have really loved the flavor of and didn’t make me miss pre-AIP desserts. My husband loves them too, I will double the recipe next time for sure! Thanks for sharing this!!!
That makes me so happy! Thank you for telling me. :)))
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I’m sitting here pinning away at many of your recipes. They all sound delicious.
Your banana carob muffins are one I would love to try. As I have sensitivities to coconut,
can you recommend sibstitutes for the coconut milk and coconut flour?
I’m sure the quality may suffer a bit, but these sound just great.
Do you think “Ripple” pea protein vanilla flavored/unsweetened would replace the
Coconut milk? It has a thick creamy consistency. But I’m really stumped on the coconut flour!
Hi, Pat! Oh, I’m sorry you’re one of the people affected by coconut. That’s really tough on the AIP! About those muffins… I tried MANY incarnations of this recipe, and they all ended up in the trash until I added the coconut flour. Every other time, I ended up with a gross, gummy texture. Please let me save you the heartache I went through! This one really needs the coconut flour. HOWEVER, my friend, Jaime Hartman (Gutsy By Nature) has a recipe for carob brownie-type bars that uses tigernut flour. Maybe that will work for you? Here’s the link: https://gutsybynature.com/2018/04/24/fudgy-banana-bars-paleo-aip-vegan/. Also, THANK YOU for pinning! And for visiting! And for the encouraging words! We all need ‘em. Best of luck! 💗, Wendi
Thank you for taking your time to answer my question! I so appreciate it.
I will take a look at the link you sent….sounds inviting!
As I stated before, I pinned several other recipes. I will let you know how well I do!
Do you think cassava can be replaced by tigernut? Cassava flour is difficult to find commonly in Australia.
Ooooo, I don’t think so. Those two flours taste and behave differently. HOWEVER, I have an Aussie friend who has discovered an AIP online provider of AIP ingredients! You might try there! Here’s the link to her blog, and think there’s a $5 off discount you can get: https://www.joannafrankham.com/aip-pantry-aussie-kiwi-aipers/?fbclid=IwAR1BFooiGp7J56HNMBYG_T0-SyUXoKWrG7WYFzl0tvr04jBpWPtkH7WuWGo Best of luck!
I just started AIP this week. I finally found all the THINGS and this was the first baked recipe I tried. These muffins are so yummy and moist. I love that your recipes are much simpler than other AIP recipes I’ve seen. It makes it much less intimidating. Thank you!
You are so welcome! I love to bake, and thought I would have to give it up to go AIP. I was determined to figure out how to do it. My recipe for Banana Blueberry Muffins is even easier than this one. I hope you get a chance to try it. Thanks for dropping by my kitchen! 😀
Thanks for the great-sounding recipe! Do you think a very ripe plantain would work in place of the banana?
Hi! Interesting idea! They do have similar properties. I haven’t tried it, but I’d say to go for it! I support experimentation in the kitchen. 🙂
These are SO amazing!! I have not had an AIP muffin recipe turn out as perfectly as these. Usually the taste is great but the texture is too mushy or crumbly. These muffins had both the right texture and delicious flavor, and the swirl was an added special treat! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Hi, Ananda! 👋 You are very welcome! I know what you mean about AIP baking. It is sooooo harrrrrrrd. I’m happy that these worked for you. I like them for dessert sometimes. Have a great day! 😊
Hi Wendy, just curious if I can’t have tapioca flour and the options I have to work with are cornstarch, rice flour, green banana flour, sweet potato flour, and coconut and cassava flour. What would be the best sub for tapioca? thanks!
Hi, Tali! I replied via email. Sorry, I thought I was replying here. Anyway, hope you got my response! 🙂