Gluten free banana walnut muffins

    40 min

    This is my favourite gluten free muffin recipe. I like to add chia seeds to make them more filling. Mashed banana and coconut sugar add lots of natural sweetness without the need for refined sugar.

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    Makes: 12 muffins

    • 80ml water
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
    • 240g gluten free plain white flour
    • 110g coconut sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 115g plain fat free yogurt
    • 60ml vegetable oil
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 225g mashed ripe bananas
    • 90g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 12- hole muffin tin or line with paper cases.
    2. Mix water and chia seeds together in a small bowl; set aside until thickened, about 10 minutes.
    3. Combine flour, coconut sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Whisk chia seed mixture, yogurt, oil, egg and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture until just combined. Fold bananas and walnuts into muffin mixture; spoon into paper cases.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, 22 to 25 minutes. Cool muffins for 5 minutes in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    Made as written. Excellent muffins. Don't change any of the ingredients; perfect as is. Time to bake was about 32 minutes. Top with a walnut before baking, yum.  -  19 Dec 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Just ate one fresh from the oven, slathered with butter. Like others, I used coconut oil instead of vegetable, but that was the only change I made. The only thing I wish I would have done differently is not use the muffin tin liners, because they stuck badly to the paper. (I got 15 muffins out of the recipe). This is a great recipe. They are very moist (the chia seed gel?), without the graininess or slimyness of some gluten-free baked goods. Thank you for submitting it.  -  19 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I didn't have chia seed so I used ground flax seed. Not sure what it is added for. We loved these muffins and will make them again for sure. My husband loved them and didn't care that they were gf.  -  08 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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