Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins – super simple to make and naturally sweetened, these muffins are gluten free and a healthier grab-and-go breakfast or snack!

These Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are a great option for a busy morning breakfast or quick snack!  This is also a great recipe to try if you’re just starting to experiment with gluten free baking.  Sweet and simple!

We love muffins in this house, especially these Healthy Banana Muffins, so I decided to try a gluten free version.  While we are not an exclusively “gluten free” family, I like to find ways to eliminate processed ingredients whenever possible.  If you’re looking to limit gluten or processed refined flour in your family’s diet, this is a great way to ease into unchartered territory – skip new or complicated recipes and instead take a tried and true simple recipe that is already a hit, and substitute all purpose gluten free flour. So simple and the perfect way to test your family’s reactions to the switch (mine didn’t even notice!!)

What I love most about this recipe is that there is no added sugar.  The bananas provide plenty of sweetness!  For more fun, play around with the add-ins.  Walnuts, pecans, blueberries, or raisins would be some great options!

Gluten Free Baking Flour Alternatives

I recommend my Homemade Paleo Gluten Free Flour Blend or  Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour as a substitute for regular all-purpose flour when baking. Every recipe is different, but I’ve seen very good results substituting 1:1 gluten free flour blends for all purpose white flour, especially in muffins and quick breads.

No Sugar Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

You won’t miss the sugar at all in this recipe! Because bananas are naturally so sweet, there is no need to add any refined white sugar. The addition of unsweetened applesauce also adds natural sweetness and keeps the muffins extra moist as well. If you want to keep it completely refined sugar free, substitute the chocolate chips for any of the add-ins mentioned above. Blueberries are a favorite in our family!

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Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - a delicious banana muffin, super kid-friendly with no gluten or refined sugar! | tastythin.com

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - a delicious banana muffin, super kid-friendly with no gluten or refined sugar! | tastythin.com

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - a delicious banana muffin, super kid-friendly with no gluten or refined sugar! | tastythin.com

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - super simple to make and naturally sweetened, these muffins are gluten free and seriously addictive!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients 

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose baking flour, (I prefer Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark or semi-sweet)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mash bananas.  Add applesauce, oil, and egg.  Stir until slightly lumpy.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffins cups 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes.

Notes

Suggestion: Replace chocolate chips with other add-ins such as walnuts, raisins, frozen blueberries, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 105mg, Potassium: 199mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 40IU, Vitamin C: 2.6mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 0.8mg

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