I’ve got the perfect fluffy banana muffins to share with you, and the best part is that they are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and most likely the best banana muffin you’ve ever eaten in your life.
I’m sure some of you have tried these banana muffins already. They’re not new to the blog, and in fact, I released this recipe on Instagram a few years ago, and it’s been one of my best performing posts every time I share them. But, like all things in life, they needed a little makeover. The old photos were absolutely atrocious (I’m surprised anyone even liked them – haha!). But the new ones…well, I think they are dreamy!
What you need to make these muffins
The secret to achieving the perfect “fluffy” muffin is the combination of gluten-free flour and almond flour. While the almond flour adds fantastic texture (not to mention extra protein and healthy fats), almond flour by itself makes for some pretty dense baked goods, because it’s ground nuts, after all, and not truly a flour. So the gluten-free flour lightens everything up, for the perfect fluff.
Gluten-free flour – My favorite gluten-free flour is always Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 baking flour, but there are so many great ones on the market these days, including the Trader Joe’s brand!
Almond flour – Like I mentioned above, I love the combination of almond flour and gluten-free flour. Readers have omitted the almond flour all together and used only the gluten-free flour, and have had a positive result! I haven’t tested myself to confirm!
Coconut sugar – As you can see from the ingredient list, in this recipe, I use a few different sweeteners, including coconut sugar, maple syrup, and the bananas. The result of these three is the perfect taste and texture, without being overly sweet.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon adds the perfect flavor, so be sure to use it!
Baking soda – This helps the muffins rise!
Bananas – It’s really important to use ripe bananas in this recipe.
Eggs – I haven’t tested an egg substitute in this recipe, but you can definitely try!
Non-dairy milk – You can use any non-dairy milk of choice. I always use almond, just because that’s what I tend to have on hand.
Maple syrup – Maple syrup adds the perfect touch!
Vanilla extract – Vanilla extract adds that little special something to all baked goods, so of course it’s here in this recipe!
Other fantastic muffins you might like
Besides cookies, my other favorite thing in life are muffins. Here are some of my favorites!
If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so I can repost and share on my IG stories! Enjoy! xx