Making gluten free banana muffins is a great way to use up overripe bananas. This recipe is easy to make and results in fluffy muffins that don’t taste gluten free.
I like adding chocolate chips, but they’re delicious without them too. Serve these tasty gluten-free muffins for breakfast, snacks or dessert.
Gluten Free Banana Muffins Recipe
- 3 large ripe bananas
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg - room temperature
- ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil - or your favorite cooking oil
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 1 ½ cups Cup4Cup gluten free flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup chocolate chips - optional
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowls
- Muffin pan
- Muffins liners
- Preheat your oven to 350° F.While the oven is heating, mash the banana in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the egg, oil, milk and vanilla extract to the bowl with the mashed bananas and mix until well combined.
- Add the sugar, GF flour, baking powder and salt to another mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the large bowl and mix until evenly combined.
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips without overmixing.
- Line your muffin tin with paper liners, then put about 1/3 cup muffin batter in each of the muffin cups.
- Cook for 22-24 minutes. They're done when you insert a toothpick into the muffins and it comes out mostly clean.
- When you remove the muffins from the oven, transfer them to a cooling rack. Enjoy right away or cool completely, then store in an airtight container.
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Tips for Making Gluten Free Banana Muffins
1. Does it work with any other gluten-free flour blend?
You’ll get the best results using Cup4Cup gluten free flour. However, we’ve also tested this recipe with Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 gluten free flour and it comes out great. If you use Bob’s flour, omit 5 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon of oil.
We have not tested any other gluten free flour blends, regular flour or wheat flour. This recipe will not work with coconut flour or almond flour. There is a lot of variation in different brands of all purpose gluten free flour mix, so your results may vary with other blends.
2. Can this recipe be used to make mini muffins?
You can make gluten free mini muffins by making a few adjustments to the recipe.
- Use mini chocolate chips instead of regular sized chips (or omit them).
- Make sure the bananas are mashed really well so there aren’t any large chunks.
- Shorten the cook time to 10-13 minutes. Be sure to check them regularly as they will overcook quickly.
3. How to make vegan banana muffins?
You need to make a few swaps for vegan GF banana muffins:
- Substitute almond milk (or your favorite milk substitute) for regular milk.
- Replace the egg with a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax seed whisked with 2.5 tablespoons water).
- If you’re using chocolate chips, make sure they’re vegan.
4. Can you add nuts?
Absolutely, some of my favorites are walnuts and pecans. You can make plain banana muffins, banana nut muffins and banana chocolate chip muffins with this base recipe. Every variation we’ve tried is amazing.
5. Can I use this recipe to make a loaf?
This recipe hasn’t been tested in a loaf pan. However, we do have an amazing Gluten Free Banana Bread recipe you should try!
6. How long do these muffins stay fresh?
I find that gluten free baked goods do not stay fresh as long as their counterparts. We aim to eat all of the muffins within 2-3 days.
7. How to store muffins?
We usually keep ours in a cake storage container. It works great and is convenient.
8. How to freeze these muffins?
The best way to freeze muffins is similar to how I freeze tomato paste. Simply put all of the muffins into the freezer on a cookie sheet and freeze until solid.
Once individually frozen, transfer them to freezer bags, making sure as much air is removed as possible. Use within 2 months of freezing.
If you use a good vacuum sealer, they’ll last even longer in the freezer.
9. Other gluten free baked goods
When you first go gluten free, it’s important to find good replacements for your favorite baked goods. Here are some recipes to try first:
- Gluten Free Bread (seriously, the best gluten free bread you’ve tasted)
- Gluten Free Banana Bread
- Gluten Free Pancakes
- Gluten Free Donuts
- Gluten Free Buttermilk Pie (the most amazing gluten free pie crust recipe included!)
10. Where to buy groceries online?
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