For the past year or so, my brother has been having tummy issues. A few weeks ago, he found out that he has Celiac Disease, and his doctor recommended that the rest of the family get tested as well, as it does tend to run in families. I went last week to have my blood tested for Celiac antibodies and just got the results back two days ago… low and behold, I too have Celiac Disease. Which, as a lover of pasta, pizza, bread, cookies, cakes, and all things filled with gluten, really really sucks for me! BUT, I’m trying to see the bright side of things. Now I get to experiment and try to find and create the best gluten-free goodies possible.
My mom’s banana bread recipe is world-class. Anytime anyone tries it, they say it’s the best banana bread they’ve ever had. Now, my mom was at work this morning and I couldn’t find the recipe anywhere, and even though I’ve baked it a million times and written it down, I couldn’t remember it exactly. So instead, I experimented and did something totally different, and I think it came out pretty damn awesome, if I do say so myself. They smelled so good that I forgot to take pictures of them before I took a bite… whoops! Check out the recipe below and if you try it, let me know what you think!
Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsPrint This
- 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 eggs
- 5 overly ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (the more the better, in my opinion!)
- chopped walnuts for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Stir in chocolate chips. You can pulse the food processor a little bit if you want the muffins to be extra chocolatey, but make sure to leave some of them whole.
- Line muffin tins with parchment cups/paper or grease tin with non-stick spray or oil for easy removal.
- Pour batter into muffin tray and garnish with chopped walnuts if desired.
- For medium size muffins (12 per tray), bake for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick/fork inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean; for large muffins (6 per tray) add an additional 10 minutes.
This recipe makes 24 Medium sized muffins, 12 Large muffins, or 12 Medium and 6 Large muffins.