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Double Chocolate Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Several months ago I saw a recipe for chocolate banana bread on Two Peas and Their Pod. It looked delicious and I knew I wanted to try to come up with a gluten free version.

I gave it a try with mixed results at first. As I was working on my gluten free version Two Peas and Their Pod actually shared a gluten free vegan version of their bread. It looked good, but there were a few things that I would have done differently.

After eating gluten free for almost 8 years, I know that individual flours usually work best. Blends work and I do use them, especially Bob’s Red Mill blend, but individual flours work better in almost all recipes. One of the reasons they work better is because I can control the gums and the amount of the rice flours and starches. What works in one recipe like a cake might not work the same in a cookie.

If I am going to spend the time and money on gluten free baked goods, I want them to be the best that they can be. Usually individual flours give me that.

So, I kept working on my own gluten free version of this bread. And I got it pretty good, but the texture wasn’t quite there. It was good, but it wasn’t what I knew it could be. Again, if I am going to share a gluten free recipe I want the best gluten free results that I can get.

Often times when I can’t get a gluten free quick bread to turn out just right I turn it into a muffin. There is something about cooking it in a small form, like a muffin, that makes the texture better. This recipe is an example of that. The gluten free version of the bread was good, but the muffin was delicious. Like I could have eaten a whole pan of them delicious.

No one would know that these double chocolate banana muffins are gluten free. They are that good. They are like a muffin that you would buy in a bakery.

These are a must try!

I did do one other thing differently than the original recipe. I used all oil. I tried it with part butter like the original recipe and I just liked the all oil version better. The oil made them more moist.

Be sure to check out all my recipes in my Recipes Made the Gluten Free Way series.

Here is my favorite muffin pan for gluten free muffins. (That is an affiliate link. Thanks for supporting this site and what I do) The pan in the picture is not a USA Pan. It is one that came from my mom that I love to use in photos.

Double Chocolate Gluten Free Banana Muffins


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  1. Could you please include the calorie count for these Double Chicolate GF muffins?
    It would be helpful to know as my husband has been diagnosed a few months ago with Type 2 Diabetes.
    Thank you and love your recipes!
    Patti Nicholls

  2. Yum. I’m going to make these!

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