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Front view of a banana oatmeal muffin on a coaster with a glass of almond milk in the background

Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

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  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This popular banana muffin recipe is the BEST! With the golden tops and fluffy middles, you’d never know they’re gluten-free and dairy-free!


  • 3 ripe bananas (they should be very spotty!), cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted (can sub melted butter, or vegan butter)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or your favorite milk)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup gluten-free measure-for-measure flour*
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/21 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats, certified gluten-free as needed (+12 Tbsp. for the tops, if desired)
  • Optional Mix-Ins: 3/4-1 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with muffin cup liners or grease muffin cups.
  2. In a food processor (or stand mixer), combine bananas, coconut oil, syrup, almond milk, eggs, and vanilla. Puree until smooth.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt to the wet ingredients. Pulse until just combined.
  4. Use a spatula to fold in 1/2 oats and stir in mix-ins (if using).
  5. Scoop or spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them most of the way full. If desired, sprinkle them with a few quick oats on top.
  6. Bake muffins at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean with a few moist crumbs.
  7. Allow muffins to cool 1-2 minutes in the muffin pan before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling down.
  8. Enjoy! Store leftover muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a freeze in a freezer bag up to 2 months, for best results.


*I highly recommend King Arthur Baking Measure-For Measure Gluten-Free Flour Blend for this recipe. My second favorite is Bob’s Red Mill 1:1.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-22 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American