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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Passover Muffins

Mar 31, 2019 12:00AM

By Momma Chef

For those of us celebrating Passover, we know the week consists of matzo, matzo, and even more matzo. I couldn’t handle how much sugared “cereal,” yogurt, and chocolate-smeared matzo my kids were consuming in the mornings. I did try making Passover pancakes, but my two boys asked me if I had just made them mashed potatoes in a circle. (In their defense, the first ingredient was potatoes.)

My kids love my Super Easy and Kid-Approved Muffins, but we do not eat these on Passover, so my challenge was set: Create kid-approved Passover muffins. They were so much easier to make than I had anticipated.

I had to use something other than whole-wheat flour (yes, these muffins are gluten-free). The grocery store was out of almond flour, my preferred substitute, so I picked up some coconut and tapioca flour instead. I did have to add some extra baking soda and eggs since these flours do not rise like white or whole-wheat flour. And the muffins turned out great. My kids were so excited when they came out of the oven, I even got a big “thank you” from my middle son.

Simple and Delicious Matzo-Free Passover Muffins


• 1 ½ cups almond, coconut, or tapioca flour (or any combination of these 3 to equal 1½ cups)

• 3 overripe bananas

• ½ cup honey

• 2 tsps. baking soda

• 3 large eggs

• 1/3 cup vegetable oil


1. In a large mixing bowl, blend all six ingredients with a hand mixer for three minutes.

2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full with batter.

3. Bake at 375°F for 17–19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Serves: 12–14 muffins

Tips and Tricks

1. Add ½ cup chocolate chips (my kids prefer semi-sweet).

2. The muffins will stay fresh in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for two days. After that, put them in the refrigerator.

3. If refrigerated, put the muffins in the microwave for 20 seconds to warm before serving.

Karen Nochimowski, the mom behind, has loved cooking for as long as she can remember. After her friends and family begged to be let in on her culinary secrets, she decided to create a blog featuring the quick, easy recipes everyone loved. Every recipe has only six or fewer ingredients and takes only six or fewer minutes to prepare.