Gluten-free Blueberry Banana Muffins

Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Muffins / @loveandlemons

Bananas are one of the few foods I really don’t like. Bananas and cantaloupe, in case you were curious. Banana bread, however, is one of my favorite things ever. And because I’m impatient, I often make it in muffin form. Eighteen minutes is long enough to wait, don’t you think?

Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Muffins / @loveandlemons

These are gluten free but you wouldn’t know it. In fact, I didn’t even tell Jack until after he had already inhaled three. I used Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking & Pancake Mix and the texture came out just perfect. The flavor – sweet and banana-ey…everything you’d want in a muffin, gluten free or not. I added blueberries, but you could try chopped walnuts or even chocolate chips.

Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Muffins / @loveandlemons Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Muffins / @loveandlemons

gluten free blueberry banana muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1-3/4 cups Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 3 bananas)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup raw cane sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with papers or cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together Pamela’s Baking Mix, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas, then whisk in vanilla, coconut oil, sugar and eggs. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix until combined.
  4. Fold in blueberries and scoop batter into 12 muffin cups. (I use a ¼ cup measuring cup)
  5. Bake 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 

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  1. I’m eating banana blueberry pancakes and these flavors would be great in a muffin! Yum!

  2. I, too, share your love for banana bread, especially in its speedier iterations. I am also a particular fan of banana bread filled with things like blueberries, or walnuts. I believe even eighteen minutes would be too long to wait before making these lovely muffins. To the kitchen!

  3. Baby June
    09.20.2014

    Those look lovely! Could hardly tell they were gluten-free, I’m sure they taste the same. 🙂

  4. Isabelle from headredandblondi.blogspot.com
    09.20.2014

    Those are gorgeous! It’s so cool when you eat something that’s gluten-free but doesn’t like beans, or has a grainy texture.
    I LOVE banana bread too, it just seems to transform the bananas to a wonderful sweet and kind of savory goodie!

    I also love those muffin cups (are they parchment paper?). They look really elegant and kind of rustic 🙂

    Isabelle @ Head Red & Blondi

    • jeanine
      09.20.2014

      Thanks! They’re called tulip liners (or cups), yep, they’re parchment. I initially got them for the look, but I really love how I can lift them out of the pan easily while the muffins are still hot.

      • Hi,
        my first posting here … but I have been a passive reader for a long time 😉
        I always make the parchment paper liners myself. You just have to cut the paper into 5’’ x 5’’ squares (or larger for jumbo muffins). If you prefold them a little, it’s easier to put the batter in.
        @jeanine: Did you put some of the blueberries atop of the muffins during baking. They look so nice 😉

        • jeanine
          09.22.2014

          thanks! I’ll have to try that when I run out 🙂 I put a few on top (before I baked them)… I find that fresh blueberries hold their form better (frozen ones turn the whole muffin blue – which still tastes good it’s just not as pretty!)

  5. Ana
    09.20.2014

    I cant get Pamela’s pancake mix! (I live in Portugal)
    What should I use instead? Really want to make these 🙂

    • jeanine
      09.22.2014

      I don’t have a tested recipe substitution right now that’s as good – but I have some other flour-less sweets coming up soon!

  6. Oh man, how can one hate bananas?! You are probably the first person I’ve heard of who doesn’t like them.

    These muffins are so adorable – perfect for a lazy Sunday morning 🙂

    • jeanine
      09.22.2014

      I know! I think it’s just the texture 🙂 (I’m fine with them in smoothies and bread, that’s it!)

  7. There is nothing worse than a pile of icky canteloupe in a fruit salad! Yech.
    Getting back on track, these muffins are the blending of two of the best foods in the world! Blueberry muffins and banana bread all in a convenient and quick cooking sweet little parcel. Can’t wait for my bananas to brown so I can whip up a batch to share with my little sister (banana bread is our love language). Thanks for sharing.

    • jeanine
      09.22.2014

      Ha – I won’t even eat a fruit salad w/ canteloupe because that juice seems to coat everything 🙂

  8. I have tasted banana muffins so far, the addition of blueberry must be great!

  9. Blueberries in banana muffins – love the combination but have never thought of it before. And I agree, I prefer muffins too because 18 minutes is long enough to wait for baked goods!

  10. I totally could have written this intro myself: not a lover of bananas (check!), but a lover of banana bread (check, don’t judge us!) and I often decide to make muffins too, because muffins = faster = better.
    I often make a version with ground oats, but these look lovely and light. Gonna try them soon.

  11. These look gorgeous and delicious. Love that you used fresh blueberries– the only kind in my book!

  12. I’m waiting for Sunday brunch right now and these muffins look so good- they are exactly what I want right now!

  13. Lydie
    09.21.2014

    Can’t get hold off pamela’s mix over here. What would you use to substitute it?

    • jeanine
      09.22.2014

      Hi Lydie, so sorry, I don’t have a good (tested) sub right now – I have some other gluten free treats coming up soon though!

  14. Fee from thevegetariancenter.com
    09.21.2014

    This sounds a good muffin recipe …. although I might just change the blueberries for chocolate nibs – not such a big blueberry fan.

    • jeanine
      09.22.2014

      mmm, I might try those next time too…

  15. Anna Ganz
    09.22.2014

    What could i use instead of Pamelas flour?

  16. Kaitlyn Watson
    09.22.2014

    These muffins look so delicious. I am constantly looking for gluten free recipes to make for my brother since he is allergic to gluten. The other bad thing is that he is sure that gluten free things taste horrible. I’m sure that with these he would not have a clue that they are gluten free.
    I can not wait to try to make these tonight, and try them out on my room mate before I make them for my brother. I am quite positive that these will be amazing, and a big hit at my house. The other thing that I really like about this recipe is that they seem really simple to make, and not a big mess to clean up.

  17. Yum!!! Blueberry muffins make everyones day heaven! I was just wondering if you have a flour mixture that you’ve come up with that is gluten-free and dairy-free…and that doesn’t come in a package. I’m sure it’s more work but I was just wondering. I have a great recipe but it’s a bit on the “heavier” side and I don’t like to use starches or white rice flours. Picky yes I know! Just thought I’d ask cuz you are a marvelous cook! Thanks a ton. Your recipes all rock by the way!

    Mandy D. @ MandysHealthyLife.com

  18. Laura
    09.30.2014

    This recipe is absolutely great and I would love to try it. However, I’m not a big fan of eggs. They make me produce excessive amount of mucus, and make me feel bad. Since I adopted a more holistic approach, I would like to replace them with something natural. But I’m not sure what to choose that would be whole food and not some manufactured vegan-ish substitute.

    • jeanine
      09.30.2014

      Hi Laura,

      I haven’t tested a version of this recipe without eggs so I can’t say for sure what else would work here.

  19. debi
    09.30.2014

    so excited to try this recipe! quick (and maybe stupid) question: re: the portion of flour, is that 3/4 to 1 cup of flour or 1 and 3/4 cups of flour. (i’m assuming ‘to’ but just wanted to be certain.)

    many thanks for all your delicious recipes!!

    • jeanine
      09.30.2014

      Hi debi – yep 1 cup plus 3/4 cups flour. Hope you like!

  20. Amanda
    02.28.2015

    I made these muffins and they were gone in an hour! amazing!
    so delish. I use different GF baking mix, but I think anything would work well.
    so good.

  21. Talia
    03.20.2015

    These were super yummy!!! 🙂 I will definitely make them again.

  22. Traci
    05.27.2015

    I made these yesterday with a few modifications: I used my own GF flour mixture (typical mixture of brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca and Xanthum), and added 1.5 tsp of baking powder and .5 tsp of baking soda. I also used butter instead of coconut oil (I just don’t like baking with coconut oil). I also added some chia seeds, which provided a little “crunch”. I used frozen blueberries (right from the freezer), and the batter did not turn blue. I also did not use liners; with my particular oven, I have a very hard time getting GF baked goods to bake all the way through. Baking sans liners helps a lot. These turned out really yummy!!

    • jeanine
      05.28.2015

      Hi Traci, I’m glad you liked them! Sounds like you have a really good gluten free mix worked out!

  23. Val
    01.14.2016

    Can I omit the real eggs with an egg replacer?

  24. Ashley
    02.18.2016

    Do these freeze well?

  25. Delicious, these are my favorite. soo tasty. Thanks for sharing.

    Simon

  26. Becky
    01.06.2017

    Do you have the nutritional info on these?
    I’d like to know the calories, fat and carbs please

    • Sarah
      07.27.2017

      I would also like to know the nutritional information on this recipe. Calories, Fats, Carbs, Fiber, Protein, etc pleaseeee!

  27. Angelina
    01.23.2017

    What would you suggest replacing the pancake mix with? Could I do just almond flour?

  28. Grace M. Lee
    07.12.2019

    I am so glad I stumbled upon your beautiful site while looking for a muffin recipe for Pamela’s Baking and Pancake mix! I just made these, with some substitutions, and they are tender and delicious!!!! I substituted the eggs (I’m allergic) with chia “eggs” (1 Tbsp chia seed + 3 Tbsp water = 1 egg) and substituted chopped walnuts for the blueberries (didn’t have any blueberries on hand). I also doubled the quantity of cinnamon and added 1/4 tsp nutmeg, to enhance the banana walnut combo. I am really excited to try your other recipes. Thank you so much!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.19.2019

      Hi Grace, I’m so glad you loved the muffins!

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