Don’t these fluffy Gluten Free Banana Muffins look so soft and gorgeous?
That’s because they absolutely are!
My original intention was to selfishly eat all these muffins and not to take the extra time and effort to develop this post… But, after the first bite, I realized how amazing this recipe was! I couldn’t resist spreading the love. I’m cautious sharing Gluten Free & Paleo baking recipes on my blog only because they can be temperamental and vary in results. I only post recipes that are tried and true on this blog. If I don’t think you won’t get the same results as me and the recipe isn’t completely straight forward and easy to follow, it isn’t Jenn’s Farm Table material. I’m confident that your muffins will look (and taste) just like mine if you follow this Fluffy Gluten Free Banana Muffins recipe correctly.
And when I say follow the recipe instructions correctly, the main thing I am speaking of is; 1) using the correct gluten free baking blend and 2) measuring your flour with a scale.
Gluten Free Baking Flour Blend
You have several different options to achieve amazing results. You can make your own GF baking blend if you’re up for that. Or purchase one from Amazon or your local health foods store.
I really like King Arthur’s Gluten Free flours because of this awesome measuring chart they have for their products. No guess work! I know exactly how many grams equals a cup.
The most important part of this recipe is reading the ingredients to see if the GF flour blend you are using has Xanthan Gum in it. If not, you will need to add it in. The package should tell you how much to add per cup. For instance, I used King Arthurs Multi-Purose Gluten Free flour and added in the Xanthan Gum (the binder that acts like gluten). Without it the baked goods will just fall apart. Bob’s Red Mill makes an equally awesome version of this flour. Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free All-purpose Baking Flour.
If you want to skip the step of adding in Xanthan Gum to your mix, King Arthur has this Gluten Free Baking Mix you can purchase. However, keep in mind that you won’t be able to use that flour for “multi-purpose” needs since it has the baking binder already mixed into it. It is specific for baked goods.
These types of Gluten Free Flours are a 1 to 1 replacement for flour. Gluten free baking wasn’t this easy in the past, but with these flours you can use any recipe you like and just switch out the flours! How easy is that?!
Products I recommend are: Ultra Slim Food Scale with Measurement Cheat Sheet, King Arthurs Multi-Purose Gluten Free flour, and Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum.
Yields 12 muffins
Soft and fluffy Gluten Free Banana Muffins.
10 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend
- 1 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
- 3/4 cup ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup hemp or coconut milk
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 12 paper liners in a cupcake pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine: gf flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cardamom.
- In a separate bowl, blend banana, milk, oil, egg, and pure vanilla extract. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir thoroughly.
- Fill paper lined muffin tins with batter evenly using a spoon. Sprinkle tops of muffins with cinnamon sugar before baking if you like.
- Bake for 24-25 minutes, until toothpick inserted remains mostly clean.
This recipe is adapted from http://freerangecookies.com/2014/04/07/fluffy-banana-muffins-review/ - I love it!
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