This gluten free banana muffin recipe uses certified gluten free oats. Healthy dairy free, gluten free banana muffins that taste so good, you will think they were a sweet treat!
Grab some over-ripe bananas and a mixing bowl. it’s time to make a delicious gluten free banana muffins recipe!
I don’t know what mornings are like in your house, but in our house, the boys love oatmeal for breakfast. They put the same toppings into their oatmeal every morning. Bananas, walnuts, and almond milk or yogurt.
I decided to shake things up for them by using their gluten free oats in this banana muffins recipe. Hopefully, this gluten free banana muffin recipe idea will help you use up those extra over-ripe bananas!
There are so many gluten free banana recipes to try!
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I ended up with six large bunches of bananas this week, and they were all ripe at the same time! (Blame it on a photo shoot I was working on….but I had to find a way to use these up before they all went bad.)
Luckily I could pass some of the bananas off to my neighbors, but I still had to scramble to come up with a fun recipe to use up more of the bananas.
How to ripen bananas:
If your bananas are not fully ripe, and you want to know how to ripen your bananas, here are a couple of ways to ripen your bananas quickly:
- Bake them for 20 minutes on low 200 degrees heat. This is the fastest way to ripen them.
- Toss them (skin on) on the grill for a few minutes.
- If you have some time, put them in a paper bag and seal it shut for a day or two.
These gluten free banana bread muffins are delicious for breakfast or a healthy snack!
Why to Use Certified Gluten Free Oats
Please know there is a lot of controversy over regular oats. If you need to be gluten free for medical reasons, it is incredibly important to make sure your oats are certified gluten free. Although oats don’t naturally contain gluten, cross-contamination is very common.
Our family tends to buy either Trader Joe’s Oats or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats. Both are certified gluten free and safe.
These banana muffins are healthy enough for breakfast, but taste like a sweet treat…and even better? No guilt serving these for breakfast!
Gluten Free Banana Muffin Variations and Substitutions
- These are delicious gluten free banana bread muffins, you can also make a loaf of banana bread with the batter if you prefer gluten free banana bread.
- Add nuts like pecans or walnuts
- Chocolate chips are fun to add…there is nothing better than banana and chocolate!
Here are all of the delicious gluten free muffin recipes on the blog!
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Tools You Need To Make This Recipe:
- Mini muffin pan. This is a must for those cute bite-sized muffins. This one is non-stick so it is so easy!
- Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF Blend. This is the flour for light and fluffy gluten free baked treats.
- Certified gluten free oats. Make sure your oats are certified gluten free. Oats are very easily cross-contaminated with wheat so really make sure so you stay safe.
How to make gluten free banana muffins:
Easy gluten free banana muffins.
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
- 1 cup gluten free oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 large bananas or 3 small
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup coconut oil melted
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, add dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
In a medium bowl, add banana and use a fork to mash the bananas into a paste.
Add the rest of the wet ingredients to the banana mash and mix well.
Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
Spray a muffin pan with coconut oil, or line with paper muffin cup liners.
Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full.
Bake for 10 minutes (mini muffins) or 20 minutes for large muffins.
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