Banana Nut Muffin Recipe (Gluten-Free Option)

Finding a delicious Banana Nut Muffin Recipe with gluten-free option and also dairy free that would please the family, wasn’t easy. I finally modified a simple recipe of my moms that meets all our requirements.

Banana Nut Muffins in white paper liners.

 

Surprisingly, after making this banana nut muffin recipe, I couldn’t tell they were made with gluten-free flour. I served them last weekend at a family get together and I’ll be making them again very soon. Always a relief when a new recipe is a big hit.

 

Flat view of banana nut muffins on wire rack.

 

Banana Nut Muffin Recipe (Gluten-Free Option)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 or 3 bananas)
  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free baking flour with xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin pan or use muffin liners. Recipe makes 12 to 18 muffins.
  2. Combine sugar, applesauce and vegetable oil
  3. Add eggs and mashed bananas, mix well
  4. Stir in flour, nutmeg and cinnamon
  5. In a separate small bowl dissolve baking soda in hot water, then add to banana mixture
  6. Add vanilla extract and chopped walnuts
  7. For over the top muffins fill muffin cups 3/4 full makes about 12 muffins, for regular size muffins fill muffin cups 1/2 full
  8. Optional – top with additional chopped walnuts
  9. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes

 

Wire rack with muffins in paper liners.

 

Recipe Tips

For gluten-free option choose a good quality gluten-free baking flour with xanthan gum built in.

Be sure to select unsweetened applesauce.

This is a great recipe for ripe bananas and the ones with dark spots will be sweeter.

Mash bananas in a bowl with a fork or in a zip lock bag by hand.

Remove muffins promptly from muffin pan to prevent steam from making bottoms soggy.

Serve muffins with butter, for those who are not concerned with dairy limitations.

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Banana Nut Muffins with paper liners on cooling rack.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by. For more yummy recipes see Blueberry Hand Pies and Mini Rum Cakes.

Cheers!

 

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Banana Nut Muffin Recipe (Gluten-Free Option)
Finally a delicious banana nut muffin recipe both gluten-free and dairy free that the whole family loves. I know you will want to try this recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free baking flour with xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free baking flour with xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin pan or use muffin liners. Recipe makes 12 to 18 muffins.
  2. Combine sugar, applesauce and vegetable oil
  3. Add eggs and mashed bananas, mix well
  4. Stir in flour, nutmeg and cinnamon
  5. In a separate small bowl dissolve baking soda in hot water, then add to banana mixture
  6. Add vanilla extract and chopped walnuts
  7. For over the top muffins fill muffin cups 3/4 full makes about 12 muffins, for regular size muffin fill muffin cups 1/2 full
  8. Optional top with additional chopped walnuts
  9. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes

18 thoughts on “Banana Nut Muffin Recipe (Gluten-Free Option)

  1. Lucy Beliveau says:

    I always take a look at what you post on your enjoyable blog, Michelle, and this morning’s Banana Nut Muffin recipe looks fantastic! It’s now on 4 of my Pinterest boards since it is so suitable for many occasions!

    Thank you for your continued efforts to share so many delicious recipes with us! It’s a real joy to receive your blog!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Christene, sorry your comment went into the spam folder and I didn’t see it. I always appreciate your comments! Hugs!

  2. Cindy says:

    These muffins look so tasty! One of my daughters has GF issues so I will be sure to pass this recipe on to her! You were so brave to make adjustments with the original recipe! I am definitely not that creative with food! Thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Hi Cindy, my daughter is also sensitive to gluten, so that’s why I’m trying to tweak old recipes so we can all enjoy. Hope this recipe works for you as well.

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