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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

Moist, fluffy banana muffins LOADED with banana flavor and chocolate chips for an incredible breakfast or snack!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 muffins
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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 🙂

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 15 | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g
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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Katherine

Friday 21st of July 2023

Definitely didn’t need 30 mins.. I would say 20

Julia

Friday 21st of July 2023

Thanks so much for the feedback, Katherine! xo

AJ

Thursday 1st of June 2023

These are delicious! Mine needed only about 20 mins in the oven, so make sure to watch your muffins! I also would adjust the salt, they were a tad salty for my taste. But the texture and fluffiness is perfect!!

Julia

Monday 5th of June 2023

I'm so happy to hear they worked out for you! Good to know regarding the salt. I use sea salt so if using iodized table salt the measurement should be about half :)

Amiee

Tuesday 31st of January 2023

I had to adjust cook time to 15-18 mins here in AZ or they overcooked and dried out.

Julia

Wednesday 1st of February 2023

Thank you for sharing that, Amiee! Baking at lower elevation is definitely different, so I appreciate you sharing your bake time! xo

Karen

Saturday 12th of March 2022

Can the tsp of salt be adjusted or will that affect the end result (rise,texture, and flavor)?

Julia

Sunday 13th of March 2022

Hi Karen! You can definitely adjust the salt and the recipe will still turn out great! I often leave it out entirely ;)

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!

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