The Best Gluten Free Muffins: Banana, Berry, or Your Choice Add-ins
So, it seems that I’m surrounded by Gluten free folks these days.
Many of my friends and family members are gluten free because they have to be, or they just feel better that way. And while I’m not #GF I have, by association, been eating less gluten as well. 🙂 (We become like the company we keep, they say.)
My friend Jules has mastered a lot of gluten free recipes and my boys have eaten a her goodies without even realizing they are gluten free. (That says a lot!) I asked her to share her base recipe for GF muffins and baked up a bunch recently and they were so good!
So, I thought it only proper to pass them on to you as well.
Because by now you’re probably all hashtag-gee-to-the-eff as well, right?
The first recipe is a basic applesauce muffin base, and you can add in anything you like (or nothing at all–the texture is moist and the flavor is sweet with a hint of apple and cinnamon). I added fresh raspberries and walnuts and they were wonderful.
The second recipe is for the banana muffins. Bananas are so great because you hardly need to add a thing and they’re auto-moist and sweet and yummy.
Jules said she originally found the banana muffin recipe at the lovely site, livesimply, though it may have been altered a little along the way.
Speaking of bananas, here’s a random (shocking) bit of family trivia: My own mother hates bananas. Hates…as in: Will not touch.
(I may never understand her.)
Here are the printable recipes!
The Best Gluten Free Muffins:
- 2 cups almond flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Blend the wet ingredients in a small bowl
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Combine wet and dry and mix well.
Pour batter evenly into 12 large muffins tins (it usually makes a bit more than that.)
Lake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
Let cool, and enjoy!!!
The Best Gluten Free Muffins: Banana
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup whole milk yogurt plain or vanilla
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl combine dry ingredients well
In a small bowl, combine wet ingredients
Add wet to dry, and mix well
Pour into lined or greased muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes
When toothpick comes out clean and the tops or golden brown, remove from oven
Hope you make them and love them. And share them with all of your #glutenfree friends, of course.
In comments, let me know if you are gluten-free as well. And if so: if you have Celiac, because you feel better, or what’s your #GF story?
Also: I love it when you PIN and share on social media so other folks can find my yummy recipes as well!
PS All photos taken by my handsome and talented first born, Josiah.
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YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY (My dad’s very favorite): Gluten free cinnamon rolls 😉
I also just got diagnosed with Celiac. I didn’t have a ton of symptoms, just some joint pain and rashes and some occasional random other issues. Some people do not show symptoms. A friend of mine encouraged me to get tested and it turned out positive! Then I also had my children and my dad tested. One of them has it as well as my dad! My dad was having some weird issues, too, and they only showed up a few years ago (he is now over 70)!
So thank you for these recipes!
Oh it is so interesting, Jamie! Thank you for sharing that. It is good to remember that you may not have symptoms. Hope you enjoy some of my GF recipes and keep taking good care of yourself and your family! xo
Thanks for the recipes! This is very timely as my husband was very recently diagnosed with Celiac. So our two boys and I are basically gluten free too. My man will be so happy that he can eat muffins still!
I was diagnosed with celiac in August 2014. I still deal with digestive issues but I’m finally absorbing vitamins and medications normally. So I’m very thankful. Thanks for sharing!
oh wow Paige–I didn’t know. Does anyone else in your family have celiac? Glad you’re doing better, but that is definitely life-changing. I’m sure you’ve figured out some good GF options as well. 🙂