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
WHAT DID YOU THINK?
Rate + Review
These muffins are absolute perfection! My mom came to visit me from Europe and I made a batch that she took back home for the rest of the family to try. My 10 year old nephew now says that he can’t wait for me to go visit so that he can have these muffins again 😂
Laura, I am so honored that your mom and nephew loved these muffins so much! Thank you so much for making them for your family, and for leaving such a kind review!
Oh my god, these are soooo delicious! I will be making them over and over again for breakfast 🙂
So delicious!! Substituted the real egg for flax egg and they are so delicious!!! Great recipe!!!
Yum! Rachel, I am so happy this recipe turned out so well for you! Thank you so much for making it, and for leaving such a sweet review!
Curious if you have a substitute for almond flour?
Hi Kyle! Unfortunately I don’t. This recipe has only been tested with almond flour, so I can’t guarantee that another flour will turn out the same. However if you do decide to try a different flour, let me know how it goes!
I haven’t made these yet, however, my neighbor made them and shared this site with me. Honestly one of THE best muffins I have ever had. Dense, moist, and delicious.
What a sweet neighbor you have! I hope you love making them yourself, too, Tracey!
Absolutely delicious! This is now my favorite banana muffin recipe- I love it. Thank you!!!
I am so honored and happy to hear that! Thank you Elizabeth for the review!
Heck yes! I am so happy to hear that! Thank you so much for the review!
What could I use fora substitute for Bobs Red Mill, I ran out but I have a few other different flours, such as; oat, flour, tapioca and chick pea
These are SOO good. My new fave muffin recipe!!