Gluten Free Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I'm on a roll with gluten free baking these days. These gluten free, vegan muffins have come in handy for J's work lunches. Easy for him to eat on the run. Make sure the bananas are super ripe - you know, lots of black spots = super sweet! Blueberry muffins are next on my list.

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

2 cups gluten free flour mix*
1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
3/4 cup sucanat
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Whisk the flour, xanthan, baking soda, and sucanat together in a bowl.
In a separate bowl whisk the wet ingredients together.
Fold the dry mixture into the wet.
Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Fill paper lined muffin cups 2/3 way full. Bake for 20-30 minutes - until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

*I used Bob's Mill

These muffins are another baked item that bring me back to my childhood just like the pancakes. My mom occasionally baked delicious various muffins from scratch - banana chocolate chip and blueberry were my faves. Do you have a favourite muffin? 
I was brought back to more childhood fun last weekend to the local provincial park that is set on a beautiful lake. 
We had fun playing on the same playground that I enjoyed as a child. I still have pics of me sitting on this little horsie when I was only 3 years old. Horsie has since been painted - in my old picture it was orange and black. 

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7 Comments
  1. May 2, 2012 at 22:04
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    yum! those muffins look so delicious :) i wish i could eat one now but im on an anti candida diet still. but anyways it looks good!

  2. May 4, 2012 at 14:46
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    Thanks! Good luck with the anti candida diet. I've done completely sugar free before so I know what it's like - not easy, but doable!

  3. May 6, 2012 at 19:57
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    You did a beautiful job with these muffins! There are very few combinations better than bananas and chocolate. Thanks for linking up at last week's Allergy-Free Wednesdays. We hope you'll share with us again this week.<br /><br />~Michelle, AFW Hostess

  4. May 7, 2012 at 02:56
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    Thanks Michelle! Fun to see all the fabulous recipes as part of Allergy Free Wednesdays. And yes, gotta love banana and chocolate together - in a muffin or any combination! :D

  5. May 9, 2012 at 20:49
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    First time commenting here and just wanted to say that I made these muffins today and they were absolutely delicious! This is a recipe I will keep going back to. Thank you for a great recipe!

  6. May 13, 2012 at 19:58
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    I'm so glad you like them Kristy! We sure enjoyed them around here!

  7. May 13, 2012 at 23:06
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    These muffins look so moist and delicious. Love the vegan aspect too. I love baking and experimenting with all sorts of banana breads/muffins =)<br />I'm going to have to try yours one day for sure.

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