Gluten Free Banana Muffins

This easy recipe for Gluten Free Banana Muffins rewards you with moist and fluffy baked goodies. Healthy gluten free muffins are the BEST for breakfast or as a filling snack.

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a gluten free banana muffin with a bite out of it.

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

I enjoy healthy gluten free muffins on a pretty regular basis. One of my favourite flavours is chocolate chip and I love to sweeten things as naturally as possible so in this case, some ripe bananas are called up to star in this recipe.

Fluffy muffins are on the agenda, my friends!

gluten free banana muffins in a pan

Ingredients for this recipe:

How do you make banana muffins gluten free? Quinoa flour, my friends!

How do you make gluten free muffins from scratch?

Here are my favourite tips!

First, pick a good gluten free flour. I love quinoa flour and it is an excellent gluten free substitute in baked goods.

a bag of quinoa flour.

It does have a slightly bitter flavour so be sure to sweeten appropriately. In this particular recipe, we have the ripe banana and I also add a bit of maple syrup.

Yum!

a bunch of ripe bananas.

My next tip for moist muffins is to make sure you don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing muffin batter can lead to a chewy, gummy result so simply fold the batter until it is just combined.

chocolate chips being stirred into muffin batter.

Portion out the batter into your muffin tin.

TIP! I use a cookie scoop for easy portioning.

I also use parchment liners so my batter doesn’t stick.

gluten free muffin batter in a pan.

This gluten free banana muffin recipe bakes up so nicely complete with a crispy muffin top. Another added bonus is how lovely your kitchen starts to smell.

There is no better aroma than home-baked goods.

Am I right or am I right? πŸ˜‰

gluten free banana muffins in a pan

If you’re wondering how long these banana chocolate chip muffins will last there are two answers.

The first is they will last up to a week at room temperature covered.

The second answer is three days at our house. lol

a tray of gluten free banana muffins.

Look how moist and fluffy these beauties are!

I couldn’t resist taking a huge bite while they were still warm from the oven.

a gluten free banana muffin with a bite out of it.

You won’t have to add butter or honey or anything else to these yummy muffins. They are perfect on their own.

We really ripped through this last batch enjoying them as snacks.

a gluten free banana muffin with a bite out of it.

**This recipe was originally posted on October 20, 2020. Updated June 10, 2021, with recipe notes, writing, and photos.**

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gluten free banana muffins in a pan

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Sharon Rhodes
Healthy muffins are the BEST for breakfast or as a filling snack. This easy recipe for Gluten Free Muffins is moist and fluffy. The classic pairing chocolate chip and banana and quinoa flour for added protein. Simple and delicious!
4.93 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 195 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cups quinoa flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed *about 1 cup of mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted but not hot)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (room temperature)
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (room temperature)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (save a handful to sprinkle on top)

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 350 and line a 12 cup muffin tin with parchment liners. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: quinoa flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas well until there are no lumps remaining. Stir in the liquid coconut oil, room temperature maple syrup, egg, and milk (these need to be room temp so the coconut oil doesn't solidify on you), and milk and mix it all well to combine.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet, bit by bit, folding it in until JUST mixed. Over mixing can crush air bubbles resulting in gummy muffins.
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Remember to reserve a few to sprinkle on top!
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes. Check your muffins to see if they are baked by inserting a toothpick into the center of one to see if it comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the tin for 10 minutes then transfer to a rack.
  • These muffins will keep, covered at room temperature for up to a week.

Notes

  • Make sure you don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing muffin batter can lead to a chewy, gummy result so simply fold the batter until it is just combined.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 171mgPotassium: 219mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 58IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free muffins, quinoa flour muffins
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18 Comments

  1. How many cups is β€œ3 medium ripe bananas, mashed”? Judgement of size is pretty subjective so I don’t like to guess.

  2. 5 stars
    Banana chocolate chip muffins are one of my faves. I love that I can make them gluten-free now. Thanks for this recipe (I agree they make the house smell amazing!)

  3. 5 stars
    I’m pretty new to quinoa flour, so it’s nice to have a tasty and familiar recipe to work with! The texture on these muffins looks really fantastic!

  4. Love how simple the recipe is and the natural sugar from the bananas. We always have ripe bananas at our house, so we will definitely give these a try.

  5. 5 stars
    Great idea to use quinoa flour in these yummy muffins! It’s such a good source of protein. I doubt these will last even four days in our house!