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Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Muffin Recipe

Gluten Free Banana MuffinsThere 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.)Chocolate Banana Muffins

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.Cocoa Muffin IngredientsIn 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.Chocolate Muffin BatterDivide 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

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Oat Flour Banana Bread Muffin Yes, the world does need another banana bread recipe. Especially when the banana bread comes in the form of a hearty muffin. Even better that they’re full of chocolate chips. (Yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast!) Best of all, they’re gluten free. And good.

It’s not easy developing gluten free recipes. Baking is two parts science, one part art and one part persistence. The more you bake gluten free (or vegan or grain free…), the better you get. I’ve been creating gluten free recipes for years, both at work in a professional test kitchen and at home in my hobby test kitchen. The most important lesson I’ve learned is that I’ll never know it all. That’s why I keep developing and testing and learning and sharing.

For my latest gluten free recipe, I used a flour that I had little experience with: gluten free oat flour. I thought it created a nicely dense and moist banana muffin when combined with almond flour. I hope you agree.

Oat Flour Banana Bread Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe
1 cup gluten free oat flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup almond flour (almond meal)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons melted virgin coconut oil
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 cup well mashed ripe banana
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 cup gluten free chocolate chips

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, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl mix egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, banana and vanilla until well blended. Add to oat-almond flour mixture, stirring until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter among muffin cups.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until tops are browned and 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

Tips:
-For best results, use a finely ground almond flour.
-The banana acts as the main sweetener and liquid in this recipe. Be sure the bananas are very ripe and well mashed to release their liquid.
-Since products can change, be sure to read package labels to make sure all ingredients are gluten free.

Gluten Free Banana Bread Muffins

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin