This nutritious gluten-free banana muffin recipe allows people with a gluten allergy to gain the health benefits of bananas. This recipe is easy to make and tastes great.
The reality today is that if you have a gluten allergy, you can enjoy foods such as muffins, cookies and bread. You have the option of buying them ready-made or making your own.
You can mix your own batch of whole-grain gluten-free flour and bake your own gluten-free foods. The flour can be stored or frozen to use later. Preparing whole-grain gluten-free flour will ensure that your recipes are healthy for you and your family.
Keep in mind that ready-made gluten-free products tend to contain a lot of white starch and are generally not as nutritious as something you would make yourself.
These gluten-free banana muffins can be frozen as a time-saver. You can make a couple of batches to keep in the freezer.
Gluten Free Banana Muffins: Health Benefits of Bananas
According to the Readerís Digest book Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal bananas have the following health benefits:
A source of dietary fibre
Excellent source of potassium, as well as vitamin B6
A source of folate
Gluten-free Banana Muffin Recipe
Use 12 medium muffin cups (grease if not using paper cups).
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Gluten Free Banana Muffins: Dry Ingredients
2 cups gluten-free flour (preferably whole-grain gluten-free flour)
1 tsp xanthan gum or guar gum (unless you are using a pre-packaged mix and it is included)
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
3 and 1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (regular or sea salt)
1/4 cup brown sugar (increase to 1/2 cup for a sweeter dessert muffin)
Gluten Free Banana Muffins: Wet Ingredients
Beat together (If you are feeling strong it can be done by hand.):
1 and 1/4 cup milk (or rice milk)
1/4 cup olive oil (or a preferred lighter tasting oil)
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir only until combined. Batter will be lumpy.
Fold in 1 cup of mashed banana. (The bananas will work best if they are very ripe.)
Gluten Free Banana Muffins: Options For Banana Muffins
Adding 1/2 cup of raisins is an option that makes this recipe even more nutritious.
Fold in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans for added taste. (Beware of allergies.)
Fill muffin cups two thirds full. Slightly more for paper cups. Bake for 20 minutes.
Ovens vary, so you may need to adjust the temperature and time for your own oven.