Update on the Almond Flour Banana Muffins below: I got extremely ill about 9 months after giving birth to my son Asher (born 8/18/10). Eating a regular diet did not cause symptoms while I was pregnant, but unfortunately caught up to me later and my body shut down. It was one of the worst flare ups of my life and I will never go back to eating a regular diet again, regardless of how I am feeling in the moment. I talk more about it in my book, so if you have questions about this experience – make sure to read my story when it comes out in July!
It's been a long time since I've made anything SCD related, let alone posted a recipe. Since being pregnant, the only thing I've wanted (and only thing that kept me from getting sick in the mornings!) was good old fashion flour and bread! Luckily, being pregnant virtually makes all of your UC symptoms go away, at least in my case, so I've been fortunate enough to be able to have a regular diet during this pregnancy. It seems that most auto-immune diseases improve while pregnant. Too bad you can't, and probably don't want to be, pregnant all the time!
I want to start easing back onto the SCD before giving birth, so I took this rainy day today to make a batch of my favorite almond flour banana muffins. Oddly, the thought/smell/taste of almond flour during my first trimester made me sick to my stomach, so I haven't had them in months.
Beware though, these little guys are really yummy and it's easy to eat 2 or 3 in one sitting. While almonds are packed with good fat, they're also packed with A LOT more calories than your typical wheat flour. There's roughly 257 calories in each one of these, but paired with one mini frittata in the morning makes for a very quick, nutritious breakfast!
I feel ya on the pregnancy need for flour : ) These sound awesome .. like all your food is .. I’m glad that your symptoms have subsided.. that would be a bummer to have those too!
Wow, these recipes look awesome! Thanks for posting. Also, that’s interesting about your symptoms and pregnancy. My symptoms of IBS and fibromyalgia retreated when my thyroid medication was (unintentionally) a little too high. The hormone link is a good thought.
Love the site! Was wondering if I eliminated the banana (because I don’t have any at the mo!) would I still put in as much flour? It seems like a lot of flour but I imagine is balances out the banana. Oh and I too had nooo issues at all (toilet wise and pain wise) when I was pregnant and I have crohn’s. My friend who has rheumatoid arthritis also had no problems (twins) in fact she felt super when pregnant! It’s strange how some auto-immune diseases interact with pregnancy hormones. Thanks.
Wow! These were great. I made them with less honey since my bananas were VERY ripe. Also made the strawberry shortcake muffins the other day. They were tremendous, too. Thanks for all the yummy recipes!
a HALF A CUP of honey is hardly sugar free…these recipes should be labeled natural sugar recipes not sugar free.
Against All Grain
They’re not labeled sugar free, just refined sugar free. And 1/2 cup is for the entire batch which turns out to be less than 2tsp per muffin.
Can you omit the yogurt on these and still have them turn out well?
Hi, I made these this am, am extremely new to this! I used coconut flour, and i have tons and tons of dough now, had to add almond milk and it’s still quite thick, does coconut flour grow?
Not sure what I did wrong, I baked them anyway, and have enough dough left to bake another dozen, they are dry, fall apart easily, the crumb is smooth though.
any thoughts…I had to throw away this very expensive dough…
on a positive note…I have found your information wonderful, I haven’t been eating any grain for 6 days, I feel great, no heartburn, no brain fog, and I’ve lost 6.5 lbs! I really want to start this well, so I’ll stick with it!
Against All Grain
Sorry coconut flour is not a 1:1 sub for almond flour. It is extremely absorbent so you don’t need much in recipes
Loved this recipe! Kids gobbled up the muffins. I omitted the yogurt, but added an extra bananna and cut a bit of the honey. Perfect for an “on the go” breakfast or a treat for the kids’ lunch.
We made these on Saturday and the whole family loves them. What’s the best way and place to store them and for how long? Thanks!
Do you think they would work with chestnut flour?
I made your banana bread recipe from your cookbook and it turned out still wet after cooking for at least 50 minutes. Any suggestions as the top edges started to brown a lot.
Julia, you may find this video helpful to troubleshoot this recipe https://bit.ly/1eoe1wv.
Lindsay Wyrick Bruner
Just made these….I happen to have all I needed on hand which seems to never happen! Even some fresh blueberries. Can’t wait to try one. Or three.
“Nut” flour doesn’t include coconut flour…found that out tonight! Hahaha – laughing at myself.
Any way to eliminate the nut flour (no coconut flour either)?
Hi…I remember you sharing somewhere about the middles falling on some of the muffins. Will you please remind me why this happens? And how I can prevent it in the future? BTW…First time making these muffins, the were delicious!
If I leave out the coconut oil, what will happen? Just made your banana bread recipe from the book and forgot to use the oil – baked up beautiful but the whole thing caved in on itself