Whether you’re looking for an easy breakfast idea or a delicious snack, this Gluten Free Banana Muffins Recipe is perfect!
This easy recipe is a great way to use up those overripe bananas.
My Gluten Free Zucchini bread recipe has been enjoyed by lots of readers, and one of them reached out and asked if I had a gluten-free banana bread recipe.
So…. I started experimenting with gluten-free banana muffins!
These moist banana muffins make a delicious snack and are a perfect way to use up extra bananas.
I hope your whole family enjoys this gluten-free muffin recipe! I know mine sure does.
Gluten Free Baking Tips
A few years ago, I stumbled upon some golden tips for gluten free baking over at America’s Test Kitchen. Here’s a quick summary:
♥ Try adding an extra egg when you are adapting a recipe to gluten free. The extra egg will give it a lighter, fluffy texture. (Note: I already added the extra egg to this recipe!)
♥ Let your batter rest for at least 30 minutes covered on the counter top before baking. Did you know that many gluten free bakeries leave their batter in refrigerator overnight and bake the next day?!?
♥ To avoid gummy texture, bake a little longer past the “toothpick” check. Once you can insert a toothpick in the center of the loaf and it comes out clean, bake gluten-free muffins 3 minutes longer and bread loaves 10 minutes longer for best results.
♥ Let your gluten-free bread or muffins cool completely before cutting them. This is especially important for bread loaves – again – to avoid gummy texture.
These are absolute game changers for Gluten free baking!
Ingredients for Gluten Free Banana Muffins Recipe
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For this easy Gluten-Free Banana Muffins recipe you will need the following items:
- 1 1/2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour – this is my go-to favorite gluten-free flour. With gluten-free baking, you have to use a gluten-free flour blend – and this one is absolutely excellent and affordable!
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 medium bananas – ripe (as I developed this recipe, I noticed that you can play around with the size of banana but it works best if you stick to 3 medium bananas (or add 1 small banana and 2 large bananas)
- 2 Large Eggs (room temperature) Pro-tip: If you want to get your eggs to room temperature faster – simply place them in a bowl of hot water.
- 1/3 cup canola oil – you can use vegetable oil if you like
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – we like to use Watkins brand or McCormick
You’ll also need a muffin tin with 12 muffin cups and some cupcake or muffin liners. You might also like to have a wire rack for cooling your muffins.
How to Make Gluten Free Banana Muffins
First, combine your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt and baking soda) in a large mixing bowl.
In another bowl, mash the bananas. I like to use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for this step.
Once your bananas are absolute mush, go ahead and add the wet ingredients (2 eggs, canola oil, and vanilla extract) to your mashed bananas.
Mix thoroughly with an electric hand mixer or a Kitchen Aid stand mixer.
Now it’s time to add the dry ingredients.
Add half to the mixing bowl, letting the mixer incorporate them into the batter. Once it’s ready, add the other half and mix until the flour mixture is completely incorporated.
Cover the bowl of banana muffin batter with a towel and let sit for 30 minutes on the countertop.
Add cupcake liners to a standard size muffin pan. (If you don’t want to use cupcake liners, you can grease the muffin pan.)
Fill each muffin cup evenly. Mine are usually almost completely full for a pan of 12 muffins.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-24 minutes until golden brown.
Be sure to do a toothpick check inserted in the center.
If it comes out clean, go ahead and let your muffins bake another 3 minutes to avoid gummy texture.
Cool completely and serve!
We love to make these muffins the day before and enjoy them for an easy breakfast option on busy mornings.
They also make a great snack served with a nice cold glass of milk.
I hope you enjoy these gluten free banana muffins and if there’s another gluten free recipe you’d like to see – drop me a note in the comments!
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The Best Gluten Free Banana Muffins (Easy!)
- 1 muffin pan
- Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
- Mixing bowl
- 1 1/2 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 ripe bananas medium
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt and baking soda) in a large mixing bowl.
- In another bowl, mash the bananas. I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer.
- Add the wet ingredients (2 eggs, canola oil, and vanilla extract). Mix thoroughly.
- Add the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix until completely incorporated.
- Cover batter with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes on the countertop.
- Add cupcake liners to muffin tin. Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffins cups.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20-24 minutes until golden brown.
- Do a toothpick check inserted in the center. If it comes out clean, let your muffins bake another 3 minutes to avoid gummy texture. Cool completely and serve!
More Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas
Looking for more Gluten Free Breakfast recipes? My blog has plenty!
This Breakfast Tostada recipe is a real crowd pleaser. Crispy tortillas are served up with scrambled eggs, bacon and taco toppings. Yum!
This Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread is one of my family’s favorites! Perfect for using up that abundance of summer garden fresh zucchini!
Love quesadillas? These Gluten Free Breakfast Quesadillas are another family favorite. Cheesy quesadillas are filled with sausage and scrambled eggs and dipped in salsa. So delicious!
You can find over 20 amazing Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole recipes here. Find the perfect recipe for your next holiday event or brunch.
There’s a huge list of fun gluten free breakfast ideas here. So many delicious options for those of us on a gluten free diet!
And lastly, if you are new to being gluten-free, don’t miss How to go Gluten Free for Beginners. All my best practical advice for the top gluten free brands and restaurant options.
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