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Healthy Apple Banana Muffins – 21 Day Fix Approved

I love carbs. Especially bread carbs. I’ve been healthy eating for years now and I still wouldn’t trust myself locked in a room of warm bread even today. Thankfully, I can satisfy those carb cravings with healthy delicious foods like these Apple Banana Muffins from 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese’s Fixate Cookbook. 

Closeup of apple banana muffins.

Why You’ll Love These Apple Banana Muffins

If you’re looking for 21 Day Fix snacks, these muffins will hit the spot. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and meet the requirements for the 21 Day Fix and the newer 80 Day Obsession meal plans.

Whether you follow Autumn’s 21 day meal plan or not, these almond flour banana muffins are a perfect snack for anyone working on a healthier lifestyle. You don’t need to deprive yourself when you have delicious 21 day fix banana recipes like this one!

These healthy apple banana muffins are quick and easy. I made these while dinner was simmering on the stove. With only 7 simple ingredients (I typically have all of them on hand), these muffins could be a weekly treat any time your bananas are getting too ripe.

It took me way too long to discover healthy snack recipes to satisfy my sweet, carb-loving tooth. When I started working so hard to lose weight, I didn’t even know about healthy recipes like these so I just did without the comfort foods we all enjoy so much. Now, I never have to push through cravings.

Apple banana muffins on a counter; one with a bite out of it.

Living a healthy lifestyle and losing weight doesn’t mean restricting foods as much as it means finding healthier ways to enjoy your favorite foods. Many years ago I didn’t understand that. 

My weight loss efforts consisted of eating salads and depriving myself for a time, then going back to eating the high fat, high sugar content foods I did before. We know how that ends.

Now, I enjoy food as much as I did then, and even much more because the foods I eat don’t make me feel lousy with a sugar crash.

About the 21 Day Fix

There have been a few different plans or health programs I have tried over the years and many of them gave me valuable insight into learning to eat for fuel rather than cravings. When I learned to feed my body what it needs for fuel, my cravings changed and my body changed both inside and out. 

The meal plan used in the 21 Day Fix and 80 Day Obsession was one of the biggest resources for me.

If you aren’t familiar with the meal plan, it uses containers to help measure the correct amount of food. It doesn’t take long before you get accustomed to the appropriate amount for serving sizes and you can skip the actual measurement with the containers, which of course, saves some time. 

I learned a lot about serving sizes and food ratios by using Autumn’s plan.

The Fixate Cooking Show is on Beachbody on Demand and features Autumn Calabrese and her chef brother, Bobby Calabrese. If you follow the 21 Day Fix approved meals and recipes, this would be a great show to watch.

New to 21 Day Fix? Here’s a little more about meal planning with 21 Day Fix for weight loss and healthier living.

How to Make Apple Banana Muffins

Ingredients for apple banana muffins in bowls on a counter.

Combine mashed banana and melted butter until thoroughly mixed. I always use real grass-fed butter now. Don’t be afraid of the fat, it’s not the healthy fats that we need to be concerned with.

Melted butter being added to mashed banana.

Next, add in the 2 eggs and mix until thoroughly combined.

Eggs, banana and butter in a bowl.

Next, whisk in the almond flour. Almond flour is pretty new to me, and I have found a great place to purchase it is Costco. Costco is actually where I buy the majority of my groceries.

Almond flour being whisked into banana muffin batter.

After the almond flour is mixed in well, fold in the diced apple.

Next, scoop into a lightly greased muffin pan or use liners if you choose. Fill the muffins almost full. In these pictures, I filled to about 3/4 full but could have made each muffin a little larger by almost filling the cups.

Scoop of muffin batter being put into muffin liners.
Muffin mix in muffin pan and ready to be baked.

Muffins are ready in about 16-18 min or when lightly browned.

Baked apple banana muffins in muffin tin.

I love having one or two of the muffins right out of the oven while they are still warm and irresistible. They are also great to pack for school lunches or snacks on the go.

One Apple Banana Muffin is a perfect 21 Day Fix snack and counts as 1 purple and 1 blue container.

Other delicious muffins are the Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins and the Sugar Free Banana Bread muffins!

Nutrition facts label for apple banana muffins.
Apple banana muffins stacked on top of each other.
apple banana muffins

21 Day Fix Apple Banana Muffins

Published By Stephanie
Moist, gluten-free, mouth-watering muffins taste so good, they make you feel like you're cheating. These are 21-Day Fix and 80-Day Obsession by Beachbody approved.
4.80 from 24 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9 muffins
Calories 106 kcal

Equipment

  • blender
  • Muffin tin

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana about 2 medium bananas
  • 1 tbsp organic grass-fed butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 dash sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ½ cup apple, peeled & chopped about ¾ medium apple

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Prepare nine muffin cups by lining with muffin tin layers or coating with muffin spray.
  • Combine eggs, banana, and butter in a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients – almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Add dry mixture to egg mixture. Mix until well blended.
  • Fold in apple.
  • Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Should be 8-9 cups depending on the size of bananas.
  • Bake 16 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 63IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Gluten-free, Healthy
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Lindsey

Monday 16th of August 2021

I'm allergic to nuts. Could you use regular flour instead of almond flour? If so, would it be the same amount of flour?

Paula

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

These were a hit with the family. I doubled the recipe and had enough for several days.

Glenda

Monday 15th of February 2021

These look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Jaclyn

Monday 15th of February 2021

Delicious muffins, love the apple and banana combo!

Sarah

Monday 15th of February 2021

Thank you so much for this recipe! It's so hard to find good gluten-free baked goods and these are amazing!!

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