This gluten free healthy banana muffins recipe is refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. These healthy muffins are made with simple ingredients like mashed bananas and are naturally sweetened with applesauce and honey.
When you are in the mood for something sweet these easy gluten free banana muffins are a great option. Having the best healthy muffin recipes makes it easy to create delicious snacks for the whole family.
Moist banana muffins are the perfect treat for someone following a healthy clean eating lifestyle. I’m a huge fan of meal prep and making a few batches of snacks at once to last all week.
Eating healthy real food and clean eating doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. You can easily bake a batch of these easy banana muffins and store them in the freezer to grab whenever you want. They heat up quickly and pair perfectly with evening tea or as an afternoon snack.
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What You Need to Make This Healthy Banana Muffins Recipe
To make these healthy gluten free banana muffins you will need a few simple ingredients. This tasty snack is made with clean ingredients, which means no refined sugars, or overly processed ingredients.
Most of these ingredients are staples in gluten-free baking.
- 2 cups of very ripe bananas, mashed (app 4-5 bananas)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups gluten free baking flour
- 1 tsp salt
In addition to these basic ingredients, you will also need common baking tools like a measuring cup, cooling rack, large mixing bowl, and a muffin pan, and muffin liners.
When choosing the bananas, it’s best to use very ripe bananas. When the get brown spots and no one in the house is willing to eat them – that’s when bananas are the most sweet and perfect to baking. They’ve reached the point of bake with them, or throw them in the trash/composter. My kids refuse to eat bananas when they reach this stage.
For the applesauce, look for one that doesn’t have anything added. Especially no added sugar. The only ingredient should be apples.
My preference for honey is always raw and unfiltered. You can find it at your local grocery store, or online here: raw honey.
When it comes to baking, I tend to use a lot of almond flour, and coconut flour. Bobs Red Mill has a variety of great gluten free flours and other products. For this recipe we are using 1:1 gluten free baking flour, and it can be found online here: gluten free flour.
How to Make the Best Healthy Banana Muffins
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Then in a large bowl, mash the bananas with the back of a fork or a potato masher until smooth. Next, add the applesauce, eggs, and raw honey.
Mix well either by and or with an electric hand mixer.
Next, in a small bowl whisk together the coconut oil and vanilla extract. Then add the oil mix to the banana mixture.
Mix well until thoroughly combined.
In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients and whisk together.
Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until fully incorporated and there are no patches of dry flour.
How to Bake Healthy Banana Muffins
Line a muffin pan with paper liners, and portion the gluten free banana muffin batter into the prepared pan. Fill the muffin cups using a 1/4 cup measuring cup to ensure equal portions.
Bake the muffins for 18-22 minutes until slightly golden brown. You can test the ‘doneness’ of your muffin with the toothpick test. Insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean they are done. But if it comes out wet with batter then let the muffins bake for a few more minutes.
Easy Gluten Free Banana Muffins
Let the muffins cool on a wire rack and then enjoy. This healthy banana muffins recipe is a great staple and the kids love them.
Enjoy a few now, share some with those you love, or save a few for later. The whole family will love the sweet banana flavor of these moist gluten-free banana muffins.
These also make healthy breakfast muffins for when you need to grab something fast and easy. Just pop it in the microwave to warm up for a few seconds and voila- easy breakfast.
Naturally sweetened with bananas, applesauce, and honey, you don’t even need to tell the kids that they are refined sugar-free. Next time, feel free to add some chopped nuts, or dairy-free chocolate chips if you’d like.
- 2 cups ripe bananas, appx 4-5 bananas
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups Gluten free flour
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Gather banana muffin recipe ingredients. Make sure your bananas are ripe.
- Line with cupcakes liners or grease a 12-count muffin tin and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the bananas, applesauce, eggs, and honey either by hand or with an electric mixer.
- Combine the coconut oil and vanilla extract. Mix into the banana mixture.
- Next combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and mix until combined.
- Portion batter into the prepared muffin pan, about 2/3 of the way full.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes, until they pass the toothpick test.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 16 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g
nutritional values may vary