Gluten Free Banana Muffins

This gluten free banana muffin recipe turns out light and fluffy, you’ll never believe it’s made mostly of oats and bananas!

Gluten free banana muffins

It’s hard to find a good gluten free banana muffins recipe. But consider this your new go to! These muffins have been made by many readers and followers who cannot believe how light and fluffy they are. And we can barely believe it ourselves! Alex and I have made many gluten free recipes that come out really dense, or call for hard to find ingredients or gluten free flour blends with additive. This muffins recipe came about from a challenge that Alex and I gave ourselves to make a healthy muffin we wouldn’t feel bad feeding our 2 year old Larson. We think that these healthy banana muffins hit the mark– and we hope you agree! Keep reading for the gluten free muffin recipe.

Related: If you like these muffins, try our Healthy Banana Bread too!

Gluten free banana muffins

Why these gluten free muffins?

So, what’s so special about these particular muffins? With so many gluten free muffin recipes on the internet to choose from, here’s why you should make this recipe:

  • They’re made with mostly oats and bananas: no GF flours or weird ingredients! These gluten free banana muffins are made with straight up blended oats. So there are no odd ingredients or GF flours. That makes us much more apt to feed them to our toddler for breakfast since it’s more like eating oatmeal and a banana than a muffin.
  • No refined sugar! Many muffin recipes are like eating a cupcake for breakfast. Instead, these muffins are lightly sweetened with maple syrup.
  • They’re blender muffins! Somehow whizzing everything together in a blender makes for less mess than a normal muffins recipe.

After trying these out for us, one recipe tester said: “These gluten free banana muffins were great and super easy to make. So easy in fact that I’ve made them twice! The entire family enjoyed the recipe — it’s a winner!

Related:Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas for Everyone

Gluten free muffin recipe

How to make gluten free banana muffins

Ready to make these gluten free banana muffins? Alex and I make them weekly and our 2 year old Larson gobbles them up. And we feel good about serving them to him since it’s basically like eating oatmeal and a banana! (Not a cupcake.) Here are our secrets to this gluten free muffin recipe:

  • Throw bananas, oats, maple, oil, and a few spices in a blender! (see the recipe below)
  • BLEND. Pour into muffin cups.
  • Bake about 35 minutes! Then let them cool and enjoy.

We’re excited to have a go to for healthy snacks and breakfasts. These gluten free banana muffins also freeze well, so we’ve been freezing them for easy storage. Then we’ll take out a few and pop them into the fridge for use in Larson’s school lunch throughout the week. They hit the spot for sweets cravings too!

Gluten free muffin recipe

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This gluten free banana muffins recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, naturally sweet, and have no refined sugar.

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Gluten Free Banana Muffins


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 9 muffins 1x

Description

This gluten free banana muffin recipe turns out light and fluffy, you’ll never believe it’s made mostly of oats and bananas!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 3 large very ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil (sunflower, vegetable or grapeseed)**
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the bananas into pieces as you add them. Blend everything on high for a minute or two until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Place 8 to 9 muffin cups into a muffin tin and pour the batter divided evenly between the cups; the amount of muffins will depend on the size of the bananas and type of oats*. Sprinkle the tops with extra oats and gently press them down.
  4. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes* until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the muffin tin and allow them to cool a few minutes before serving. Store refrigerated or frozen.

Notes

*Note: The amount of muffins can depend on the size of the bananas and the type of oats. When we used sprouted rolled oats, we noticed the batter came out much thicker and only made 8 muffins. With large bananas and rolled oats, we got 9 muffins. We’ve had others get more than 9, anything up to 12; if so, bake for about 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. **One reader has tested these banana muffins with 1/4 cup applesauce in place of the oil: she said both versions were good! The apple sauce version was nice and moist, dense but a bit flat. The oil version was great, lighter and a bit more dry.

  • Category: Baked
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Gluten free banana muffins, Gluten free muffin recipe, Healthy banana muffins, Healthy muffin recipe, Muffin Recipes, Blender Muffins


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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Ro
    May 17, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Do you have to use salt?

    • Reply
      Alex
      May 18, 2019 at 11:20 am

      Yes, the kosher salt is essential to the flavor!

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