Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (DF, GF)

I’ve been trying to perfect a gluten and dairy free muffin recipe for what seems like forever! I tried a number of variations;, using different gluten free flours and portions. It took at least 3 failed batches and 5 or 6 decent batches to finally nail a solid recipe.

I’m so happy to be finally sharing this recipe with you! I’ve made it a number of times and it’s remained contestant. It also freezer super well, making it a great option for meal prep. These muffins are also not overly sweet, making them a great option for any time of the day.

Note: when baking with gluten free flours, the liquid to flour ratios are super impotent. A bit too much milk, or a little too much flour can impact the results. Follow the recipe carefully and avoid substitutions (at least the first time around).

Why I love this recipe?

  • Easy to make
  • I love the banana-chocolate chip combo
  • Just sweet enough
  • Muffins rise quite a bit for being gluten free
  • Perfect for snack, breakfast, or desert!

What makes these banana chocolate chip muffins a healthy option?

  • Clean and simple ingredients
  • Naturally sweetened with banana, coconut nectar and maple syrup
  • High in fiber and potassium
  • Source of good fats

Free from…

  • gluten
  • dairy
  • refined sugar
  • soy
  • nuts
  • corn

Steps to making these banana chocolate chip muffins:

  • STEP 1 – Combine dry ingredients
  • STEP 2 – Mash bananas and add in other wet ingredients
  • STEP 3 – Combine dry and wet mixtures, fold in chocolate chips
  • STEP 4 – Scoop into muffin tin, bake, and enjoy!

A few tips when making this recipe:

  • Use organic ingredients where possible, especially for the flours and spices.
  • Don’t over mix the batter, this can lead to a gummy consistency after baking.
  • Use very spotted/ripe bananas.
  • These muffins aren’t super sweet. If you don’t add chocolate chips you can add ¼ cup more coconut sugar for extra sweetness.
  • Chia eggs may work instead of eggs, I can’t say for sure though as I have yet to try a vegan version of this recipe.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Moist and healthy gluten and dairy free banana muffins folded with dark chocolate chips.
Course Dessert
Keyword banana muffins, gluten free muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 10
Author Fay

Equipment

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Large & Medium Bowl
  • Fork
  • Spatula
  • Muffin/Cookie Scooper
  • Muffin Liners
  • Muffin Tin

Ingredients

Wet

  • 2 large ripe bananas or 3 small ripe bananas
  • 2 free run eggs
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • ¼ cup real Canadian maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract gluten free

Dry

  • 1 cup organic brown rice flour
  • ½ cup gluten free organic oat flour
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder aluminum free
  • ½ tsp baking soda aluminum free
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup mini dairy free chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line 10 muffin molds.
  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, mash bananas.
  • Add all other wet ingredients to mashed bananas. Mix well.
  • Add in dry ingredient mixture. With a spatula, fold until fully combined. Do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop evenly into 10 lined muffin molds, ¾ of the way.
  • Bake at 350F for 27-28 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving. Muffins are delicate and easier to remove from liners when cooled to room temperature.

Notes

  • Enjoy warm out of the oven or store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Muffins also taste great with cranberries or walnuts instead of chocolate chips.
  • Melted coconut or light olive oil can also work in place of avocado oil.
  • I have not tried a vegan version of this recipe and cannot guarantee similar texture if using chia/flax eggs.

These muffins pair perfectly with your favourite cup of tea of latte. Enjoy them fresh or toasted with a spread of vegan butter.

Tried this recipe? Share your pics with me below or on social media.

Helping you put Wellness 1st,

Fay

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