Banana Beef Muffins

Prep time: 3 hrs 40 mins      Cook time: 30 mins      Rest time: 30 mins     Total time: 4 hrs 40 mins

Makes: 10-12 muffins

animal-based banana beef muffins

These animal-based banana beef muffins are made with dehydrated ground beef “flour,” eggs, and ghee, flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, and sweetened with bananas and honey.

animal-based banana beef muffins

What you need to make Animal-Based Banana Beef Muffins

Ingredients:

Equipment:

Substitutions

You can substitute the ghee (or butter) for your animal fat of choice, although I do highly recommend ghee with this recipe due to its sweet and buttery flavor.

animal-based banana beef muffins

animal-based banana beef muffins

How to make Animal-Based Banana Beef Muffins

If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

Dehydrate the beef.

Cook the ground beef in your cooking pan on the stovetop until done. Don’t add any fat while cooking.

Once the ground beef is cooked, drain out all of the fat.

Transfer the cooked ground beef to a plate. Pat the beef dry with a towel to soak up as much of the remaining fat as you can.

Transfer the ground beef on top of a piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet. Spread the pieces out in as thin of a layer as possible to promote even baking.

Dehydrate the ground beef in the oven at 200 degrees for 3-4 hours. You may have to rotate the pieces while cooking. I usually swirl everything around with a fork every 30 minutes or so or when I remember. The pieces should be hard and crunchy when done. I typically keep an eye on mine at about the 2-hour mark. Mine was done right around 3 hours.

Once the beef is fully dehydrated, remove the beef pieces from the oven and let them cool.

animal-based banana beef muffins

animal-based banana beef muffins

Make the muffin batter.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In your blender, grind the dehydrated ground beef into a powder and set aside.

Mash the ripe bananas in your mixing bowl.

Scoop the ghee (or butter) into a glass container (or whatever you’re using to melt it) on the stovetop. Melt the ghee (or butter) until it is liquid.

Place the melted ghee (or butter), eggs, sea salt (ASHLEYR for 15% off), raw honey (ASHLEYR for 10% off), vanilla extract, and cinnamon, into your mixing bowl with the mashed bananas and mix until smooth.

Note: if you go through tons of salt in your household like we do, check out this salt purchasing hack that will save you money + make things more efficient. We started this last year, and I’m so happy we did!

Add the dehydrated beef “flour” to the mixture in your mixing bowl.

Fold the dehydrated ground beef into the blended mixture.

animal-based banana beef muffins

animal-based banana beef muffins

Bake the muffins.

Place your paper cupcake liners into the cupcake baking pan. Fill the slots with the muffin batter. I usually fill them until they’re about 90% full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until tops are golden brown and the muffins are cooked through.

Once the muffins are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes.

These muffins taste good fresh, but I prefer them out of the fridge. Enjoy!

Store leftovers (if there are any!) in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Tips to make the best Animal-Based Banana Beef Muffins

  • If you prefer your muffins to have a smooth texture throughout, blend the batter. If you prefer the muffins to be chunky, make the recipe as-is.

A few of my other favorite sweet eats:

Strawberry Truffles

Crunch Bars [with Beef]

Jumbo Chocolate Cups with Salted Chunky Date Filling

Flourless Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Spongey Cake Bars

Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Animal-Based Banana Beef Muffins

animal-based banana beef muffins

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5 from 3 votes

Banana Beef Muffins

These animal-based banana beef muffins are made with dehydrated ground beef “flour,” eggs, and ghee, and sweetened with bananas and honey.
Prep Time3 hrs 40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Food Type: Breakfast, Dessert, Pastry, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet Preference: Baked Goods, Breakfast, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Muffins, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Pastry, Snack
Servings: 10 muffins
Author: Ashley Rothstein

Equipment

  • Cooking Pan
  • Blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Cupcake baking pan
  • Paper cupcake liners

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (as lean as possible)
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp ghee (or butter)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • few dashes sea salt

Instructions

If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

    Dehydrate the beef.

    • Cook the ground beef in your cooking pan on the stovetop until done. Don't add any fat while cooking.
    • Once the ground beef is cooked, drain out all of the fat.
    • Transfer the cooked ground beef to a plate. Pat the beef dry with a towel to soak up as much of the remaining fat as you can.
    • Transfer the ground beef on top of a piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet. Spread the pieces out in as thin of a layer as possible to promote even baking.
    • Dehydrate the ground beef in the oven at 200 degrees for 3-4 hours. You may have to rotate the pieces while cooking. I usually swirl everything around with a fork every 30 minutes or so or when I remember. The pieces should be hard and crunchy when done. I typically keep an eye on mine at about the 2-hour mark. Mine was done right around 3 hours.
    • Once the beef is fully dehydrated, remove the beef pieces from the oven and let them cool.

    Make the muffin batter.

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    • In your blender, grind the dehydrated ground beef into a powder and set aside.
    • Mash the ripe bananas in your mixing bowl.
    • Scoop the ghee (or butter) into a glass container (or whatever you're using to melt it) on the stovetop. Melt the ghee (or butter) until it is liquid.
    • Place the melted ghee (or butter), eggssea salt (ASHLEYR for 15% off), raw honey (ASHLEYR for 10% off), vanilla extract, and cinnamon, into your mixing bowl with the mashed bananas and mix until smooth.
    • Note: if you go through tons of salt in your household like we do, check out this salt purchasing hack that will save you money + make things more efficient. We started this last year, and I'm so happy we did!
    • Add the dehydrated beef "flour" to the mixture in your mixing bowl.
    • Fold the dehydrated ground beef into the blended mixture.

    Bake the muffins.

    • Place your paper cupcake liners into the cupcake baking pan. Fill the slots with the muffin batter. I usually fill them until they're about 90% full.
    • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until tops are golden brown and the muffins are cooked through.
    • Once the muffins are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes.
    • These muffins taste good fresh, but I prefer them out of the fridge. Enjoy!
    • Store leftovers (if there are any!) in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge for 2-3 days.

     

    What I used for this recipe:

    Looking for some more easy sweet eats? Try one of these recipes:

    Strawberry Truffles

    Crunch Bars [with Beef]

    Jumbo Chocolate Cups with Salted Chunky Date Filling

    Flourless Lemon Blueberry Muffins

    Spongey Cake Bars

    Maple Bacon Doughnuts

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    Ashley Rothstein

    Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based, fat-filled recipes that include a moderate amount of minimally toxic plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet with time-restricted feeding. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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    6 Comments

    1. Jessica
      September 14, 2022 / 6:16 pm

      Hey Ashley!
      I happen to have some dehydrated and pulverized beef in my freezer. I’m wondering how much of that I would use in this recipe…. I’m not sure how many pounds I had there originally…

      • Ashley Rothstein
        Author
        September 19, 2022 / 8:13 pm

        About 1 cup should do!

    2. Anne
      September 21, 2022 / 4:14 pm

      5 stars
      Can these be frozen?

      • Ashley Rothstein
        Author
        September 26, 2022 / 4:07 pm

        Yes.

        • Anne
          October 5, 2022 / 11:24 pm

          5 stars
          Thank you

        • Anne
          November 15, 2022 / 8:59 pm

          5 stars
          These are AMAZING I smoothed them out by putting everything in the Vitamix before baking. Such a great “protein” snack

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