Gluten-free Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Total Time 41 mins
Yields 20 muffins

These gluten-free peanut butter banana chocolate chip muffins are full of peanut butter and banana flavor! Make a batch of these and put them in the freezer so you can have an easy breakfast, lunch, or snack!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8.5 oz) quality gluten-free all-purpose flour *
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum (if needed, see note)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed (=1-1/2 cups)
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet; milk chocolate might be good as well)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Line muffin pan with paper muffin liners or spray well with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients together until combined - flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugars.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the softened butter, peanut butter, eggs, mashed ripe bananas and vanilla extract.
  4. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredient mixture. Stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Use a large cookie scoop or about 1/3 cup measure to fill muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center of a muffin. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then remove to cooling racks. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  6. Store at room temperature, or place in Ziploc freezer bag to store in freezer.

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Recipe Notes

*Recipe has been tested with these good quality gluten-free flour blends: Gluten Free Mama'sAlmond Blend, Pamela's, and gfJules.
**If using a gluten-free flour that has xanthan gum already in it, then omit the xanthan gum listed in this recipe.
To make dairy-free, use your favorite dairy-free alternative in place of the butter and use dairy-free chocolate chips. You can easily adapt these to mini muffins, jumbo muffins or mini loaves, just adjust the baking time. As always, be sure to double-check all of your ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.
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