Peach coconut almond flour muffins

I can’t even remember what it was like to have a choice about what to make for lunch, dinner or snacks in the dead of winter with barely anything in season, because for the past 2 months I’ve been hopping from one CSA inundation to the next.

Lately, peaches. Lots of them.

I had grand plans of using a bunch in this recipe but then I got to dicing and mixing it all together and it really only called for a whole whopping 1 peach.

Delicious recipe? Yes. But not really what I had in mind for making a dent in the 15 or so fuzzy things on my counter.

These are another addition to the growing paleo baked goods list I’ve got going over here. I can’t seem to stop myself. I’ve been grinding almonds every week and haven’t touched regular flour in over a month. The crazy thing is, I don’t miss it at all. I actually prefer the heartier texture of almond and coconut flours lately. My wallet would like you to know it begs to differ.

I’m finding these concoctions to be so much more filling and satisfying too. And taste wise, they’re full of flavor and super moist. It’s hard to miss wheat based stuff when the alternatives are getting such high marks all around. And now I feel like an Olympic sports announcer.

Yesterday, I attempted deadlifts in our WOD for the first time in over a year since throwing my back out (wow, crappy pictures) badly last summer doing them. With proper form and 4 weeks of CrossFit under my belt, I maxed out at 150 pounds. Nothing crazy, but 75 pounds heavier than the weight I used when I hurt myself last year. I feel strong. It might sound kind of ridiculous to say these muffins assisted in that lift, but the more I move towards this paleo way of eating, the more progress I see in my fitness.

And if progress means peach and coconut muffins, I’m in.

4.5 from 2 reviews

Peach coconut almond flour muffins
 
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Hearty paleo peach and coconut muffins made with almond flour.
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Recipe type: muffins
Serves: 8 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup peeled and diced peaches, plus more for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a muffin tin or line with muffin cups.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk together all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  5. Add wet to dry and fold together.
  6. Scoop mixture into muffins tins, filling about ¾ of the way.
  7. Top muffins with more diced peaches (you can also sprinkle more coconut flakes on top too)
  8. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
Notes
These are not an overly sweet muffin. If you prefer a sweeter muffin, add some honey to the ingredients. These will only be as sweet as your peach and banana are.

 

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  1. 1

    Another great healthy recipe and I love that no sugar was added. I’m slowly trying to get onto the Paleo way of baking, but my family doesn’t care for it. They need lots of sugar!! I love using rolled oats, coconut flour and almond flour in my baking. I agree that it gives it more texture and a great taste. Love the muffins. I’ll have to give this recipe a try!!!

  2. 2

    I am in deep with peaches right now – and guess who’s trying these muffins? Yeah, me. Pictures are fab, Gina!

  3. 3

    I’m totally in love with coconut flour! My first coconut pancake recipe is coming this weekend but I’m excited to try baking with it! The flavour is incredible!!! These look lovely! I’m also a huge fan of buckwheat and chickpea flour as wheat and grain free alternatives!

  4. 4

    Mmm, I could go for some of these right now! I’m hungry! :)

  5. 5

    This might ruin my plans for peach cobbler…

  6. 6

    I need these like now.

  7. 7

    I have been obsessed with peaches this summer. I am also with you on the almond flour. It adds such a delicious flavor to baked goods. Way to go on the weights!

  8. 8

    You. Had. Me. At. Gluten. Freeeee!

  9. 9

    (squints. did that work?)

    • 10
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Grrr…still had to rescue you from spam. I have no idea how to convince Akismet you’re not!

  10. 11

    All my favorite things together in one muffin….it seriously doesn’t get better than peaches + coconut + almonds. You are a genius. (Oh, and feel free to send some of those peaches my way)

  11. 12

    I love baking paleo – it’s so much fun. I got on a total streak for a while there. Could not be stopped. Haha.

  12. 13

    Crossfit and Paleo – I have a few friends (real life, not blogger friends) who swear by it – glad you’ve found a path that you love and works for you!

  13. 14

    Isn’t almond flour the best?? I use it all the time!

  14. 15

    I was thinking the almond flour might get a little pricey, but I like the nutty texture and flavor, plus its fun to cook outside the box.. paleo I think I can get down with, it’s the crossfit I’m afraid would break my weak little wrist, push ups leave me sidelined for days.

    love the flashback to old pics, i recently went through mine and wanted to delete them all, but it’s nice to see how far we’ve come. :)

  15. 16

    these sound awesome…and grinding your own almonds makes SUCH a huge difference in the wallet aspect of things!

    also, i threw my back out doing deadlifts a while back too. that sucks. the end.

  16. 17

    I think I’ve come up with a solution. I’m going to give you a bunch of pre-stamped boxes with little coolers inside and when you’re making food like this, you just put half in the mail and send them my way. You don’t have to eat all of these and I do. Win-win.

  17. 18

    Looks tasty, as always :)
    YAY for increasing your deadlift – and esp your back feeling ok about it.

  18. 19

    Apples, bananas, peaches, coconut…it’s like a fruit salad in a muffin! These muffins look hard to resist; but wait I don’t have to ’cause they’re so dang healthy!

  19. 20

    These sound amazing! Love this recipe!!!

  20. 21

    My gosh, Gina, these look soooooo wonderful. I love me some muffins – even more so when they are healthy and all-natural. They’re great pre workout fuel then.

  21. 22

    Yum! These would be the perfect snack or breakfast. Who am I kidding? I would eat these all day! Thanks for the recipe!

  22. 23

    I love realistic Paleo recipes like this! I have that more often with recipes, thinking they will use loads of fruit and then only needing one peach or one apple or something :)

  23. 24

    I am loving the flavor combo in these muffins! They look great.

  24. 25

    These look great! I bet they would be good with mango too.

  25. 26

    Great recipe. Love the peaches and no sugar added! I like using coconut and almond flour a lot too. I used up what I had, really need to get some more.

  26. 27

    YUM, these sound amazing!!

  27. 28

    Oh My Yum!

  28. 29

    Nice! I am out of peaches right now but have mangoes… think I will try with one of them. Thanks! Sharing on my FB page.

  29. 30

    I love using almond flour and this peach coconut combination!

  30. 31

    Looks delicious! My friend has been talking up her paleo diet, and this would be a great recipe for me to try :)

  31. 32

    what could you use in place of the banana?

    • 33
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      You could try more applesauce but since it’s unsweetened, I’d add maple syrup or honey in addition otherwise they will be pretty bland.

  32. 34

    Great recipe! I’m loving peaches right now.

  33. 35

    MMMMM….looks delish!!

  34. 36

    I am in for these muffins too :) I have coconut and hazelnut flour in my pantry right now, and love them both! I need to try almond next.

  35. 37

    These are so pretty! I still have yet to try paleo baking but the way you describe it I’m sure I’d enjoy it. I should really try it, I think I have everything I need… I so wish we had a CSA here, I’d be the first to sign up! But I know what you mean about options, jeez I love summer and fall for the produce :) So awesome!

  36. 38

    Mmmmmmmm…. they are soooooo delish!!! I added about 1/4 cup of honey and it gave them the perfect amount of sweetness!!! the bananas and peach are great together :)
    My only complaint and this has nothing to do with the recipe, but the muffins totally stuck to my pan. Do you have a secret to not have them stick? i’ve made other muffins before and they didn’t as much :( I think they stuck more becuz these muffins are so moist …???

  37. 39

    Just made these this morning with diced apples instead of peaches. Still YUMmy! Wondering if you use blanched almond flour for this recipe. I used unblanched almond meal and the batter was dry even with 1 banana and extra applesauce. They still turned out great though!

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