An easy family recipe that works well no matter what your dietary preferences-- Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free-- you choose! Every time, it yields perfect moist, soft and fluffy muffins with the best flavor! You could even skip the chips or just put them on top likes my son sometimes prefers...
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Perfect texture, just the right amount of richness and Yummy!
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Winter weather always puts us in the mood for baking — something about the oven on and warm, sweet smells in the kitchen that are so cozy!
And nothing is better than this classic combo!
Besides, we always seem to have some ripe bananas in the house, so freshly baked muffins is the perfect use for them!
This recipe is based on my mom’s best banana bread and it is one of those super simple recipes that adapts so well to dietary needs and preferences.
The original recipe was obviously not gluten-free, so with this gluten-free version we used GF Jules All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour. (Affiliate link), which has been our go to gluten-free flour for years as it is easy to substitute 1 for 1 in non-gluten-free recipes.
Especially with this recipe, you can’t tell the difference.
We’ve also made these muffins with dairy-free butter and flax egg making it vegan and you can add more or less chocolate chips or nuts depending on tastes and dietary needs.
No matter how you make it, these muffins have a perfect texture — soft, moist (not dry or crumbly), velvety smooth, light and fluffy– and are yummy!
Just the right amount of sweetness and always a hit!
All you need… 9 ingredients all found in your pantry:
gluten-free all purpose flour (we use GF Jules– Affiliate link)
egg or flax egg
butter or dairy free butter
chips and or walnuts according to tastes.
gluten-free oats which are a great add, giving extra nutrients if you can tolerate oats. (not in photo)
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Back to the Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins…
It is one of the easiest recipes ever!
First you mix the bananas, sugar (option to use less sugar), egg or flax egg and butter.
Separately you mix the flour, baking soda and salt.
Then add dry ingredients to the wet.
Then you add in an optional add-ins… chopped walnuts, gluten-free oats and chips.
These are optional but the walnuts and gluten-free oats add lots of nutrients and great texture if you can tolerate them.
And the chips are the best part imho!
Not everyone in my family agrees about chocolate chips, so I often just put the chips on top rather than mixing them in. That way I can leave a few without any chips for those in the house who just want banana oat muffins!
Mix them in well and the batter will be smooth and gorgeous looking!
Then spoon into muffin tins…
Top with chocolate chips as desired and bake!
The entire prep process takes just 10-15 minutes.
They bake for about 35 minutes and come out perfect every time!
I’ll often loosely cover them with foil for the last 5 minutes so the chips stay melty.
Then you have perfect Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins!
Amazing soft, fluffy and moist texture.
Great flavor and so yummy!
So whether you make them dairy-free or egg-free or nut-free, use lots of chips or only on top, I hope you love them as much as we do!
Scroll down to see recipe and leave a comment if you try it.
An easy family recipe that works well no matter what your dietary preference or need --- Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Nut -Free-- you choose! You could even leave out the chocolate chips and just make Banana or Banana Nut Muffins!
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Breads and Muffins, Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...