These Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist and fluffy, loaded with sweet bananas and rich chocolate chips. They're perfect for a grab and go breakfast or afternoon snack.
- ❤️ Why You'll Love This Almond Flour Muffins Recipe
- 🛒 Ingredients for Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 🔪 How to Make Gluten Free Banana Muffins
- 💡 Top Tips for How to Ripen Bananas Quickly
- How Long Do These Muffins Stay Fresh?
- Can You Freeze Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins?
- 🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Are These Gluten-free Muffins Healthy?
- What if I Don't Have Coconut Sugar?
- 🍽️ More Healthy Muffin Recipes
❤️ Why You'll Love This Almond Flour Muffins Recipe
- Cinnamon and nutmeg add cozy fall flavors
- Ripe bananas and coconut sugar provide natural sweetness
- Super moist from the Greek yogurt
- Fluffy, moist muffins studded with rich chocolate chips
- Almond flour and oat fiber give them a gluten-free twist
These delicious, gluten-free muffins are packed with the most delightful blend of flavors and textures that make them simply irresistible. Sweet mashed bananas give them their natural sweetness. They're made even more indulgent with sugar-free chocolate chips that just melt in your mouth.
What's great about these muffins is, they're not just tasty but are quick and easy to make. They have a subtle touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, making them ideal for breakfast or a quick, on-the-go snack.
🛒 Ingredients for Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Super fine almond flour
- Oat fiber
- Coconut sugar
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips (or regular)
- Greek yogurt
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Gluten Free Banana Muffins
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Add the almond flour, oat fiber, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine and break up any lumps, then set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, mashed banana, Greek yogurt, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
Mix using a hand mixer until combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into a muffin pan lined with paper or silicone liners.
Bake for 22–24 minutes, or until a toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.
Another great alternative for breakfast are these banana protein pancakes, which are also vegetarian and dairy free!
If you prefer a loaf, try this banana bread with applesauce recipe, that's dairy-free and instead of using oil, uses applesauce to give it flavor and keep it moist!
💡 Top Tips for How to Ripen Bananas Quickly
If your bananas aren't quite ripe enough, you can speed up the ripening process by placing them on a baking sheet and baking with the skin on for 10 minutes at 350°F.
If you have a little extra time, you can place the unripe bananas in a paper bag and fold the top to close it. Store them in the pantry for a day or two.
How Long Do These Muffins Stay Fresh?
When stored properly in an airtight container, these muffins should stay fresh for 2-3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator
Can You Freeze Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins?
Yes! Let the muffins cool to room temperature. Wrap them in plastic wrap, then drop them in a freezer bag. You can freeze them for up to 2–3 months.
🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Chocolate chips: You can use any type of chocolate chips you like. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate chips all work great with the flavor of the bananas.
- Yogurt: If you don't have Greek yogurt, you can use regular yogurt, sour cream, or even applesauce, depending on your dietary restrictions. Keep in mind that these additions will slightly affect the texture of the muffins.
- Nuts: Chopped nuts such as walnuts, pecans, or almonds can add a delightful crunch and extra healthy fat.
- Spices: Experiment with different spices, like some of this Gingerbread Spice or this Pumpkin Pie Spice.
- Dried fruits: Try adding dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, and chopped dates for extra chewy goodness.
Are These Gluten-free Muffins Healthy?
These muffins are a healthier option compared to traditional muffins for several reasons:
- Gluten-free flour: They are made with almond flour and oat fiber, which are gluten-free alternatives to wheat flour.
- Natural sweeteners: The recipe uses mashed ripe bananas, sugar-free chocolate chips and coconut sugar for sweetness instead of regular refined sugars. This gives them the perfect amount of natural sweetness with a lower glycemic index.
- Protein: Greek yogurt is included in this recipe to make the muffin extra moist. But it also adds extra protein.
- Healthy fats: Almond flour contains healthier fats compared to most traditional flours.
What if I Don't Have Coconut Sugar?
You can use other sweeteners like monk fruit, allulose or a brown sugar substitute as a substitute for coconut sugar, but this may affect the taste and texture slightly.
🍽️ More Healthy Muffin Recipes
- Snickerdoodle Muffins
- Blueberry Muffins
- Mock Apple Muffins
- Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling
- Cranberry Sauce and Walnut Muffins
Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Add the almond flour, oat fiber, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a mixing bowl.
- Whisk to combine and break up any lumps, then set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add in eggs, mashed banana, Greek yogurt, coconut sugar and vanilla extract.
- Mix using a hand mixer until combined. Add in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Bake for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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