Monday, August 20, 2018

Gluten-Free Paleo Fig Plantain Muffins

These easy to prepare gluten-free muffins are naturally sweetened and dairy-free.

Fig season is here!  I love figs.  They are so pretty, don't you think?  They have a lot of health benefits too.  They are naturally sweet so they will help satisfy a sugar craving.  In addition, they are high in fiber and a good source of a lot of essential minerals and vitamins.  

I decided to make some plantain muffins with them and the results did not disappoint.  Here is the recipe:


  • 1 bag of frozen plantains (Trader Joe's)
  • 6 figs (Trader Joe's)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds

Place the plantains in the fridge the night before you will use them so that they thaw.  Preheat the oven to 350F and spray the bottom of a muffin tray with oil.  Blend the plantains with the figs until you have a smooth puree.  You don't need to peel the figs.  Just wash them and cut off their tails.  Add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix.  In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients together.  Fill the muffin tins about 3/4 full and smooth the tops with the back of a spoon.  Bake the muffins for about 35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.  Let the muffins cool on a rack.

Love the purple hues in these figs!  I have thought about having my own fig tree but I am not sure whether it would survive the weather in New England.

What a yummy stack of fig plantain muffins!  Here is their nutritional content:

I think these will make a perfect snack.  You can also enjoy them for breakfast with some nut butter on the side.  

These muffins are soft and have a cake-like texture.  They are not crumbly or dry.  I know you are going to love them!

Post a Comment