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!


  • 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)


  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.


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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