Gluten-Free Banana Almond Muffins

Gluten-free banana almond muffins are packed with healthy fat and protein, and contain no refined sugar. They’re a delicious, healthier muffin option, and perfect for breakfast or snack. 

gluten-free banana almond muffins

When was the last time you had a muffin? For me, it was when we had breakfast at Ventana. They have gluten-free breads and pastries – when I saw they had apple-cinnamon muffins, I was scary excited.

I love muffins and always seem to forget about them when I’m at the store. When I’m baking, I like to make a real dessert (like cupcakes, brownies, or pizookies) – muffins are more like in-betweeners.

The browning bananas on the counter were begging to be baked,

ingredients

so I made a batch of gluten-free banana almond muffins with healthier ingredients like almond meal and raw honey. They’re the perfect meal prep food too – I plan to freeze them and enjoy over the next couple of weeks.

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Gluten-Free Banana Almond Muffins

I used almond meal and rice flour for texture, and goat milk yogurt and an egg for protein and fat. 

gluten-free muffin ingredients

First, I whisked together the dry ingredients,

dry ingredients

then added the wet ones and mixed it all together.

wet ingredients

I used these cute, reusable silicone muffin cups that I just bought on Amazon. They pass the pinch test (meaning no plastics were used – it’s all food-grade silicone) and work great!

ready to bake in silicon muffin cups

I love the cute spring colors and that they’re less wasteful than disposable muffin liners. Plus, I don’t have to worry about the sides caving and creating interestingly-shaped muffins!

Then I baked them in the over for about 25 minutes,

gluten-free muffins fresh out of the oven

let them cool, and they just popped right out.

gluten-free banana almond muffins

Cooling is key if you don’t want to burn your mouth off like I did. 🙂 They just looked too good!

gluten-free banana almond muffins

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give them a try. Oh, and it’s super easy to make these into vegan muffins too!

Gluten-Free Banana Almond Muffins
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 C almond meal
  2. 1 C brown rice flour (or whole wheat)
  3. 1 t cinnamon
  4. 1 t baking powder
  5. 1/8 t nutmeg
  6. pinch sea salt
  7. 3 ripe, mashed bananas
  8. 6 oz yogurt (or canola oil)
  9. 1 large egg (or flax egg)
  10. 1/4 C honey (or liquid sweetener of choice)
  11. 1 t vanilla extract
  12. 1 t molasses (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350*.
  2. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients (bananas, egg, yogurt, honey, vanilla and molasses) - stir well.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Try to let cool completely so you don't burn your mouth off. 🙂
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For extra deliciousness and to pack more of a protein punch, top with the nut butter of your choice or protein fluff!

gluten-free banana almond muffin topped with protein fluff

I’d love to hear if you give them a try!

More Healthier Muffin Recipes

Here are some more muffin options, so you an change it up:

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Tropical Cherry Paleo Muffins

Double Chocolate Protein Microwave Muffin

Grain-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

What’s your favorite type of muffin?

xoxo

Gina

Gluten-free banana almond muffins are packed with healthy fat and protein, and contain no refined sugar. They're a delicious, healthier muffin option, and perfect for breakfast or snack. fitnessista.com | #glutenfreerecipes #glutenfreemuffins #glutenfreerecipe #muffinrecipe #healthiermuffinrecipe

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4 Comments

  1. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 26, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    I am such a sucker for a muffin. These are calling my name for afternoon snack attack!

  2. zchiesa on March 27, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    This recipe is one of a kind! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. I would probably try this at home since muffins are my favorite.

  3. Becki Iverson on March 28, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Do you have a link to those muffin tin liners? They are so awesome!

  4. milania dela cruz on March 30, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    can’t wait to try these!!

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