gluten-free banana bread muffins

The BEST Gluten-Free Banana Bread Muffins

These moist gluten-free banana bread muffins are a game changer. Birchbends paleo pancake mix, natural sweeteners like maple syrup, and mashed banana, these perfectly portioned muffins make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or after-dinner sweet tooth snack.


Ingredient Notes

  • Apple – I like to use a fresh apple as opposed to apple sauce for two reasons. One, I don’t usually have applesauce on hand, and two, I know there are no extra additives are sugar added.
  • Birch Benders Pancake Mix – I love the way this paleo pancake mix adds just a little bit of protein to make these a well balance and healthy snack.

Substitution and variations:

  • Apple sauce – or blend 1/4 of an apple with a little bit of water.
  • Walnuts – Almonds, pistachio or omit nuts altogether if that’s your jam.
  • Egg- One whole egg or two egg whites.

What you need for these gluten-free banana bread muffins:

  • Coconut oil
  • Maple Syrup
  • Egg
  • Bananas (mashed)
  • Apple (pureed)
  • Vanilla
  • Birch Benders Paleo pancake mix
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground flaxseed meal
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Walnuts

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/355°F.
  2. Grease an 8 x 4 x 3-inch loaf pan or muffin tins.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix wet ingredients.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients then combine.
  5. Bake loaf for 35-45 minutes and muffins for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Check regularly and remove when the center is set and very slightly brown on the edges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make banana bread with fresh bananas?

YUP. Fresh or frozen bananas will work, just make sure they have some brown spots.

What’s the secret to moist banana bread?

The wet ingredients like pureed apple, maple syrup, and coconut oil keep these muffins nice and moist.

How to make gluten-free banana bread?

The gluten-free ingredient is going to be in the flour you choose. Other options are almond flour, oat flour, or specific “all-purpose gluten-free flour” by Bob’s Red Mill or similar brands.

Why does my banana bread burn on the outside?

Banana bread that turns out too soft often has too many wet ingredients or not enough baking time. Go lower and slower and stick to the measurements in this recipe.

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gluten-free banana bread muffins

Gluten-free Banana Bread Muffins

A tasty take and guilt-free alternative to traditional banana bread. This recipe can be made into muffins or as a classic loaf. So gooey moist you can count on these becoming a staple in your household. Serve for breakfast, mid-day snack, or after-dinner treat. These banana nut delights are great day or night.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 201 kcal


Wet ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1/4 apple blended with a dash of water or as needed
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Dry ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Birch Benders Paleo Pancake Mix
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F.
  • Grease an 8 x 4 x 3 inch loaf pan or muffin tins.
  • In medium bowl, mix wet ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients then combine.
  • Bake loaf for 35-45 minutes and muffins for 15-20 minutes.
  • Check regularly and remove when the center is set and very slightly brown on the edges.


Serving: 12gCalories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Banana bread, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Snack
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