There are many reasons to like these Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Muffins, but I’m going to share my top three:
-No weird ingredients! That’s right, gluten free baking without added gums. The banana and eggs hold the muffins together beautifully.
-Only one flour is used in the recipe- gluten free oat flour. (I know you’ve seen gluten free recipes that call for 5 different types of flour. Forget that. Simplicity wins out!) Oat flour has a subtle nutty flavor and makes these muffins moist and hearty. They’re dense in a good way, not a hockey puck way.
-Double chocolate flavor from the addition of natural cocoa powder and cacao nibs. (Chocolate always makes my top three. Always.)
Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Muffin Recipe
1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1/3 cup natural cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup melted virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup well mashed ripe banana
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 regular size (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups with nonstick parchment paper muffin liners.
In a large bowl mix oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.In a medium bowl mix eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, banana and vanilla until well blended. Add to oat flour mixture, stirring until well combined. Stir in cacao nibs.Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Ovens vary, so adjust bake time as needed. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack. These muffins can be served warm or completely cooled.
Makes 12 muffins
Tip: The muffins can be made gluten free by using oat flour that is gluten free such as Bob’s Red Mill. (Not all oat flour is gluten free.) Since products can change, be sure to read package labels to make sure all ingredients are gluten free.
More gluten free baking recipes:
Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Oat Flour Peanut Butter Cookies