Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

by Experience Momentum Nutrition

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  • 1 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend (Namaste is one of our favorite brands)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon (or more, to taste)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 3-4 medium bananas)
  • 1 cup ground flax seed


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer (or a stand mixer) to whip together the butter, brown sugar, and eggs until creamy.
  3. In three separate batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, add 1/3 of the flour mixture and 1/2 of the mashed bananas, mixing well after each addition. Once mixed, stir in the ground flax seed by hand.
  4. Divide batter equally among 12 paper liners in a muffin tin, filling each to the top.
  5. Bake in oven for 17-20 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the muffin comes out clean. Let cool completely, and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!


RD Tip: These gluten-free muffins make a lovely back-to-school breakfast option or after-school snack. Pair with a veggie egg scramble for a perfectly balanced breakfast!

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