Chai spiced banana muffins

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Spice up your day with a SIBO friendly super snack – chai spiced banana muffins.

Rebecca Coomes’ recipes are all created to be in alignment with Dr Nirala Jacobi’s Bi-Phasic Diet.  We fully support you to use Rebecca’s recipes as a resource during treatment.  Access all of Rebecca’s recipes to help you to have a smooth and satiated SIBO recovery.

Makes 10 muffins

Classification: Phase 1 Friendly, semi-restricted


These banana muffins are a perfect mid-morning snack and are deliciously moist and aromatic. You would never know they were part of a SIBO diet!


  • 4 free range eggs
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 tbs raw organic honey
  • 3 tbs ghee or coconut oil, melted plus extra for greasing
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon bi carb soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 10 pecans
  • Ghee to serve


Preheat your oven to 180c.

Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan by greasing it with ghee or coconut oil or lining the tins with muffin cases. Set aside.

In a food processor, mix the bananas and eggs until well combined and free from lumps.  Blitz in the honey and melted ghee or coconut oil.

Add in the coconut flour, spices, bi carb soda and baking powder and blitz until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin.  Place one pecan on the top of each muffin.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.  To test if the muffins are cooked, insert a skewer into the centre of the muffin.  If it comes away clean, they are cooked.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes in the pan before removing and cooling on a wire rack.

These are delicious served warm with some ghee spread over them.

These can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days or kept in the freezer and re-heated when necessary.

Note: Some people may not be able to tolerate bi carb soda and baking powder as these can be made from rice flour.  If uncertain, please consult your Practitioner.


About the Author

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Rebecca Coomes is an author, entrepreneur, passionate foodie and intrepid traveller. She transformed her health after a lifetime of chronic illness, and today guides others on their own path to wellness. She is the founder of The Healthy Gut, a platform where people can learn about gut health and how it is important for a healthy mind and body. Rebecca is also the author of the world’s first cookbooks for people treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and the host of the SIBO cooking show and The Healthy Gut podcast.

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