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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Marvelously fluffy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are a joyous explosion of banana deliciousness! Bake them weekly to always have a bite of joy on hand 😉

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Have you tried my The Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe?? If not, don’t panic. These muffins are basically the muffin version of that banana bread. 

…With a couple of changes. I made it with avocado oil instead of butter (still amazing!!) and used just a touch of pure maple syrup instead of coconut sugar. I found the bananas make the muffins plenty sweet, and especially if you add chocolate chips, there isn’t much extra sweetener needed.

When all is said and done, these muffins are nice and moist, substantial, rich in banana flavor, perfectly sweet and just a true pleasure to consume!

And truly…a good banana muffin can put a smile on your face regardless of the type of day I’m having. Works every time!

Pack them up and take them with you wherever you may go!

Gluten-Free Banana Muffins with chocolate chips - moist, fluffy, delicious muffin recipe!

How to Make Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a muffin tray with cooking oil or line with muffin papers.

Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl until most of the chunks are out (it’s okay to leave it somewhat chunky). Whisk in the eggs, avocado oil, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well-combined.

In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the gluten-free flour, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, and chocolate chips until well-combined.

Pour the flour mixture into the bowl with the banana mixture and mix until everything is well-incorporated.

Fill the muffin holes ¾ of the way up and sprinkle with more chocolate chips if desired.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the muffins are golden-brown and cooked through.

Allow muffins to cool completely before peeling and eating.

Pro Tip: Microwave the muffins for 15 to 20 seconds in the microwave before eating 🙂

Moist and fluffy gluten-free banana muffins with chocolate chips - a delicious muffin recipe!

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Use coconut sugar or cane sugar instead of pure maple syrup.
  • Rather than using avocado oil, use melted butter or ghee.
  • Omit the chocolate chips and/or add chopped walnuts or pecans.

More Gluten-Free Muffin Recipe:

Enjoy these classic lumps of banana lovin’.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Yield: 15 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Moist, fluffy banana muffins LOADED with banana flavor and chocolate chips for an incredible breakfast or snack!

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1.5 cups)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil, melted butter, or ghee
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅔ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a muffin tray with cooking oil or line with muffin papers.
  2. Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl until most of the chunks are out (it’s okay to leave it somewhat chunky). Whisk in the eggs, avocado oil, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well-combined.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the gluten-free flour, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, and chocolate chips until well-combined.
  4. Pour the flour mixture into the bowl with the banana mixture and mix until everything is well-incorporated.
  5. Fill the muffin holes ¾ of the way up and sprinkle with more chocolate chips if desired.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the muffins are golden-brown and cooked through.
  7. Allow muffins to cool completely before peeling and eating.
  8. Pro Tip: Microwave the muffins for 15 to 20 seconds in the microwave before eating 🙂
Nutrition Information
Yield 15 Serving Size 1 of 15
Amount Per Serving Calories 196Total Fat 8gCarbohydrates 29gFiber 2gSugar 11gProtein 3g
Marvelously fluffy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are a joyous explosion of banana deliciousness! Make them for brunch or snack!

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Soledad

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Julia, I’m not seeing how much vanilla to use in the ingredients list. Thank you!

Julia

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

So happy you caught that, Soledad! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I use 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. I made the change to the recipe card ;) Hope you enjoy!

Kathy

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Just curious if you've ever tried another flour like almond or tapioca??? These look fabulous!

Julia

Monday 10th of May 2021

Hi Kathy! Yes, absolutely! You can check out my Paleo Banana Muffins for an almond flour version and add chocolate chips if you'd like! xo

Shirley

Thursday 6th of May 2021

I shouldn't have read this recipe before breakfast. Now, I want to eat one of these lovely muffins instead of my usual fare.

Kaydi

Thursday 13th of May 2021

@Shirley,

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