Gluten Free Banana Muffin Recipe

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There’s nothing like a fresh, melt-in-your-mouth gluten free banana muffin.

I love using fruit like bananas or applesauce to reduce the fat and raise the flavor of my quick breads like these gluten free muffins, so this recipe is a happy marriage of tasty gluten free banana bread and lower fat muffins!

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Gluten Free Banana Muffins with Blueberries

I’m also known for adding blueberries to nearly any muffin recipe, and this gluten free banana muffin recipe is no exception.

There’s just nothing wrong with a pop of sweetness here and there. Of course, this recipe is plenty good on it own — sans berries — so it’s really up to you!

gluten free banana muffins from gfJules mix in muffin pan

Or you could add chocolate chips or chunks for more of a chunky monkey style muffin or if you’d rather skip it, just make a tradition gluten free banana muffin your way! (If you really are looking for a straight up blueberry muffin recipe, hop to that recipe here.)

Just look at how moist and yummy these muffins are! I want another one right now, actually.

gluten free BANANA MUFFINS

The addition of flaxseed meal offers a subtle, but nutty flavor, support for the structure of the muffins and a serious nutritional boost you can feel good about every morning you bite into one of these yummy treats!

Feel free to use any berries, chips or other additions … or none at all for a traditional banana bread taste.

gfJules Award Winning Gluten Free Muffin Mix

And of course — more options: for an even easier muffin-making experience, just grab one of my easy, yummy award-winning gfJules Muffin Mixes!

Depending on the size muffin you’re keen to make, the mix or this scratch recipe makes between 10-16 muffins (mini muffins are around 24). The giants take longer to bake, but they are oh-so-satisfying!

giant gluten free banana muffins

How’s your favorite way to enjoy a gluten free banana muffins? Are you all in with fruit, or do you add some chocolate? Any other funky additions I should know about and try? I’d love to hear about them!

Share in the comments below, and as always, feel free to join in the conversation on my gfJules Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter! I also pin lovely gluten free recipes all the time – follow my Pinterest boards!

blueberry banana muffinsGluten Free Banana-Blueberry Muffins made from gfJules Muffin Mix. Muffin cups filled nearly full; made 13 muffins this size.

 

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Happy muffin baking!

Best Easy Gluten Free Banana Muffins - can be vegan or dairy-free, any way you make them they're yummy! gfJules.com
 
Yield: 15 muffins

Gluten Free Banana Muffin Recipe

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Delightfully moist and light, flavorful gluten free banana muffins are on the menu! With or without blueberries or chocolate chips, this will be your family's new favorite muffin recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or nondairy alternative (e.g. Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks)
  • 2 large eggs or egg substitute of choice (like aquafaba OR 2 Tbs. flaxseed meal, chia or salba steeped in 6 Tbs. very warm water)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt, dairy or non-dairy (like So Delicious) OR sour cream (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (approximately 2 bananas) OR 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, cranberries or chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

PLUS

OR if baking from scratch instead

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Oil or line 15-20 muffin pans with papers (depending on size of muffins).

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (not including sugar) if mixing from scratch.

Cream butter with sugar or 1/2 of gfJules Muffin Mix until light. Add eggs/sub, sour cream, and mashed bananas and mix well.

Gradually blend the remaining dry ingredients or Muffin Mix into bowl until integrated, then gently stir in berries.

Spoon batter into muffin tins 2/3 - 3/4 full.

Bake for 30 minutes (longer for jumbo muffins) or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Information

Yield

15

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 181Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 42mgSodium 307mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 16gProtein 3g

Please keep in mind that nutrition information provided is per serving, which may vary. While we have taken care to provide you with the most accurate nutritional values possible, please note that this information may differ significantly depending on the exact ingredients and brands that you choose to use to make this recipe. Additionally, where options are given for ingredients, the resulting calculation may include all ingredient options instead of only one per line, skewing the totals significantly.

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I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

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  1. I’m not one to leave comments usually, but…. I made the banana muffins with chocolate chips. I also used eggs and whole milk instead of the vegan options. They turned out wonderfully. They were even better on the second day. In my area there is a bakery that makes banana chocolate chip muffins. Before I became gluten sensitive they were my favorites. Your recipe tastes just like theirs. When I made them I used your premixed muffin package. Next time will probably be from scratch with your gf flour. Thanks!

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    • I love that these were so good that you even left a comment!!!! I’m the same way — I hardly ever leave a comment — but THANK YOU for taking the time!!! So happy that you have delicious gluten free muffin options in your life now! YAY!!!!!
      ~jules

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    • Hi Rhonda, the easiest thing to do is just to use one of my gluten free banana bread recipes, that way the directions are spelled out for baking bread and you know it’ll come out well! Here’s one of them (Grandma’s Banana Bread) — so yummy!
      ~jules

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  2. Made these with the gfJules flour, coconut sugar, and added chocolate chips and toasted pecans. I did not add the flaxseed meal or added flour. I’m at high altitude and 30 min was the perfect bake time; although mine made 18 regular size muffins. These came out mau…ve..lous, so yummy! I have found the gfJules flour to be SO forgiving (and trust me I’ve made a lot of mistakes).

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    • That is amazing to hear, Linda! And so happy they turned out so well for you, even at high altitude!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know! May all your gluten free baking be so happy!!!
      ~jules

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  3. very yummy! Scratch with Julesgf flour..did not add nuts . did use the Flax . made12 large muffins.
    moist .full of berries..
    used 1/2 c. packed brown sugar .gave almost caramel flavor with the very ripe bananas. Thank you! will use recipe often

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  4. A friend made these and they were delicious! I got the recipe from her and I have tried making these several times, but the always drop in. I cannot figures out what I’m doing wrong! Any ideas?
    Thank you!,

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    • Hi Gina, I’m so glad your friend introduced you! Starting with the most obvious question first, are you using my gfJules Flour? Any other ingredient substitutions? Are you testing with a toothpick before you take them out to be sure they’re really done before removing them from the oven? There could be a flour measuring issue, as well — check out my gluten free baking FAQs and see if any of those help answer any of your baking technique issues. The absolute EASIEST way to get those gorgeous crowns on your gluten free muffins is to use my gfJules Gluten Free Muffin Mix, so you might want to give that a try sometime and just see how you like it. It’s nice to have options! 🙂
      ~jules

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