Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

April 1, 2014

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These are the best Gluten-Free Banana Muffins ever! They’re ultra moist and fluffy, and they’re made with a homemade gluten-free flour blend that works perfectly every time!

stack of two gluten free banana muffins

Gluten-Free Banana Muffin Recipe

So, I wasn’t intending on sharing this gluten-free muffin recipe, but these are far too good not too. It was just one of those random things where I was craving banana bread, and if you know me I usually always give into my cravings, so I went ahead and made these. Seeing as I’ve never posted a gluten-free version I decided I better share.

Just an fyi, I’m not going gluten-free, in case you non-gluten-free eaters were wondering. I’m on a temporary gluten-free diet for medical reasons (temporary because I can tell the diet isn’t helping me feel any better), hence why this is like my sixth gluten-free recipe within a few weeks.

I’m only on the diet for about another week though, but it has been a real eye opener to everyone out there dealing with Celiac Disease. I really feel for you guys!

To be gluten-free by choice is one thing, but to have to do it because of medical reasons is another and I’m sure it’s not easy. It is good though, that it’s becoming far easier to access gluten-free foods and recipes.

These easy banana muffins do gluten-free eating proud. They are so soft and moist, and they are brimming with sweet banana flavor.

Gluten-Free Banana Muffins Ingredients

  • Gluten-free flour blend (included in recipe card below)
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Xanthan gum
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Mashed bananas

five gluten free banana muffins on blue patterned table cloth

How to Make Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet in another.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet, along with the mashed bananas.
  • Divide batter between 12 muffin cups.
  • Bake for 17 to 20 minutes.

Can I Freeze Banana Muffins?

Yes, these moist banana muffins freeze very well. Simply seal them inside a freezer bag and thaw on the countertop when you’re ready to enjoy them.

Tips for Making Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

  • Next time I may try adding in mini chocolate chips or fresh blueberries, just to take them over the top. You could also add nuts if you’d like.
  • I prefer making these gluten-free muffins with my homemade GF flour blend, but a few readers have reported success using Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 flour blend instead.
  • Enjoy these gluten-free banana muffins as is, or top with peanut butter, butter, or honey.

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Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

4.78 from 18 votes

These are the best Gluten-Free Banana Muffins ever! They're ultra moist and fluffy, and they're made with a homemade gluten-free flour blend that works perfectly every time!

Servings: 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend , from notes listed below
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (from about 3)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, and cinnamon for 20 seconds, set aside.

  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium speed (or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment), whip together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy.

  3. Mix in eggs on a time, mixing until combined after each addition. Working in three separate batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, add 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with 1/2 of the mashed bananas and mixing until well blended after each addition.

  4. Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffin cups, filling each to the top (about 1/3 cup in each), then bake in preheated oven 17 - 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean (or with a few moist crumbs. Tent with foil near end if needed).

  5. Cool in muffin tin several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

For the gluten-free flour blend:
1 1/2 cups white rice flour*
1/2 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca flour
3/4 tsp xanthan gum

*All measurements are to be scooped from package and leveled.
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk for 30 seconds. Measure what is needed for recipe.

Recipe adapted loosely from King Arthur Flour

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 288IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Muffins, Gluten Free Muffins
Author: Jaclyn