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Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Muffins Recipe
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Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Muffins Recipe

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“I’ve been cooking gluten-free since 2003, when my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease. Over the years, I’ve managed to perfect some recipes so that when family and friends join us, they can’t tell they’re eating gluten-free. This is one of those recipes…and excellent!” —Trish Pannell, College Station, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 148 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the first seven ingredients until well blended. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt and cinnamon; gradually beat into banana mixture until blended.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill three-fourths full with batter. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 16 muffins.
Editor's Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.
Originally published as Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Muffins in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 148 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed May. 18, 2014

My family is just being introduced to gluten free baking this week. Other than substituting coconut oil for the canola oil - I follow this recipe to the T. My family raved about how delicious it was. My 13 year old grandson kept sneaking muffins through out the day, he love them so much! lol That alone should be enough to convince someone how great this recipe is. My daughter who is diagnosed with Celiac disease loved the flavor and texture, and she isn't a muffin eater. Just try it - you'll like it!

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

These muffins are very moist with a very appealing texture. I substituted organic coconut oil for the canola oil - turned out great!

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