Gluten-Free Banana Cocoa Muffins

Gluten-Free Banana Cocoa Muffins

These tasty, moist and beautiful Gluten-Free Banana Cocoa Muffins are absolutely amazing for breakfast, brunch or dessert.

We were quite impressed by the gluten-free all-purpose flour and the way these muffins turned out. Yes, my family tried to eat gluten-free most of the time if we are not doing keto.

I am not saying that pizza or regular pasta never finds its way to our bellies but you know what I mean?! Gluten-free makes us feel better inside and out.

Gluten-Free Banana Cocoa Muffins

These tasty muffins are measured, tested and retested so you can make them without any issues. Seriously, you guys they are super easy.

So, if you have any ripe bananas that should be used just to make these yummy muffins. Also, I wrote in the notes alternative options.

No, you do not have to use gluten-free four or lactose-free milk, or nuts in that matter, just use what you have. All-purpose flour, regular sugar or whole milk and butter would do exactly the same purpose.

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Gluten-Free Banana Cocoa Muffins

You can even shred some zucchini and carrots and use soaked raisins. Oh, possibilities are really endless when you start to play with recipes. Sometimes it works, and hey from time to time it just does not.

These are just wonderful with a cup of tea or coffee. I do not breakfast eater but these hit the spot every time I snack on it with my afternoon coffee.

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Make sure BANANAS are ripe because they are so much better. Peel and mash with the back of the fork. Also, they keep muffins moist as well.

If you have any other substitute for an egg then our ar more than welcome to use it. I love adding eggs into my banana bread or muffins. Coconut oil, lactose-free milk because we use that milk.

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I believe it is really important to measure ingredients for baking. So invest in a good scale. I have a cup scale and I am in love with it. I have similar, so I am linking it from my amazon shop.

Measuring Cup Scale with LCD Display Kitchen Jug Digital Food Liquid Measure Containers Tools

Like I said in the recipe, you may use any type of nuts. I used almonds that I crushed in my blender. Walnuts are wonderful as well as pecans.

If you have nut allergies than skip it and maybe use dried fruit soaked in hot water or liqueur. However, it is not necessary. You can also add some chopped apples.

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Yes, you can make 12 smaller or regular size muffins or perhaps a loaf although you will have to watch on how long you have to bake it. Probably lower temperature at 350F for 45 minutes.

The warm and tasty aroma while they are baking. Well, I have a feeling you guys going to love it.

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I would suggest to let these cool completely, about 30 to 45 minutes eating. Okay, I know you want to eat them right away but you will just make them mushy so wait for the best results.

Check out the full recipe below. Happy Baking!

Gluten-Free Banana Cocoa Muffins
Yield: 6 jumbo or 12 Regular

Gluten-Free Banana Cocoa Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

DRY INGREDIENTS

  • 150-160g GF all-purpose flour
  • 7g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 60g sugar (5-6 tablespoons), I used Truvia sweetener
  • Dash of salt (1/8 teaspoon)
  • 85g Nuts (3 oz); almond, walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc.

WET INGREDIENTS

  • 400-500g ripe bananas (14-16 ounces), mash
  • 5 tablespoon coconut oil (67-70g)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-3 tablespoons Lactose-free whole milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (190°C)
  2. Measure and prep everything. I mesh bananas and add wet ingredients to bananas right after measuring dry ingredients.
  3. Add wet to dry mixture and combine it together. Lastly, add some type of nuts. You do not have to but it tastes really good. Also, you may add chocolate chips instead. I used crushed almonds but you may use walnuts, pecans or any other on hand. READ NOTES
  4. Now grease a bit muffin cups and add 3/4 of the muffin cup with the batter. Never add all the way to the edge because it will go over so just fill 3/4 and allow these muffins to rise while baking.
  5. Bake at the PREHEATED oven. You know your oven the best, you can bake it at 400F or 375F,, between 22 and 25 minutes. IF the muffins are smaller please check with the toothpick after 18-20 minutes of baking.

Notes

ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS

Regular milk, all-purpose flour, sugar.

Unsalted butter instead of coconut oil.

Dutch cocoa instead of raw cocoa powder.

You can make it nut-free and use dried fruit soaked in water or liqueur.



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