Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gluten-free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffins

It's no secret that I loooooove me some bananas! I've already shared recipes for banana s'mores and banana chocolate chip steel cut oatmeal, and muffins just seemed like the next logical (chocolatey)  step. This recipe for gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffins is actually a sneaky variation on our gluten-free chocolate overload cupcakes! Surprised?

Well, they are still pretty chocolatey.

These babies are luscious. They were almost more like banana bread muffins, soft and chewy and full of bananas and chocolate. I topped them with a simple glaze icing and sprinkled walnuts for a little sweetness and nutty crunch!


I may or may not have eaten six while I was "testing" the recipe. MMmmmmm. Make that seven. Don't judge me, just make your own!


Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe...




Ingredients:
2 cups oatmeal, ground down in a food processor or a blender until fine
4 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas (about two)
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2  tsp vinegar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/8-1/4 tsp salt (a pinch)
1 cup of hot water
2/3 cup of chocolate chips

For garnishing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside. (Just a tip, I've tried several different kinds of cooking spray, including coconut, and the one that works best seems to be canola oil. Coconut oil sadly resulted in delicious flavored but burned muffins.)

2. Place your 2 cups of oats in your blender or food processor and grind them down until very fine.

3. Add in all of the other ingredients except for your 1 cup of chocolate chips, and your toppings.

4. Blend until totally combined. The mixture will be smooth and thin.

5. Scoop your batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup almost all of the way up, and sprinkle the chocolate chips of top. This will keep your chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom because of the thin batter.

6. Place your muffin tin in the oven for 12-15 minutes (15 minutes was perfect for me, but my oven runs hot). Remove them from the oven and let them cool completely. For the love of God, let your muffins cool! Gluten-free baked goods need a little extra time to 'congeal' completely to hold together well!

7. In a separate small bowl, mix your powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle the thin icing over your muffins and top with the chopped walnuts. Perfection!

Go ahead, try and eat just one!

 
~Jessica

33 comments:

  1. Um, kind of like banana bread muffins? Say no more! These look fabulous (and I can't believe they are gluten free). I have a few celiacs in my life that would go nuts over these. Thanks for sharing! PS: I found your darling blog through Show & Share--can't wait to explore!

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    1. Thanks Amy! Welcome! They were pretty awesome! They were just a little more dense then normal "muffins" but I find that bananas do that to most baked goods because they're so starchy and dense themselves. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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  2. Yum. Pinned it. Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. I came across three (!!) containers of oatmeal while reorganizing the cabinets. So glad I you shared this recipe.

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  4. These look so yummy!!! Stopping by from the Hump Day Blog Hop!
    Michelle from Our Three Peas

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  5. Oh my goodness these look delicious!! Pinning this one for keeps :) Thanks for sharing at All Things Thursday!

    Fotini

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  6. This looks really good. My wheat allergy keeps me from so many good things. I'm going to indulge. Hopping here from All Things Pretty.

    Marie @ http://123craftcafe.com & http://asatisfiedspirit.com

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    1. Thanks Marie! Hilary and her family actually eat gluten free because of a serious sensitivity to wheat, so I've gotten fairly good at making gluten free options. Especially kid friendly ones!

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  7. Oh my goodness, these pictures are making me hungry! I'm gonna have to try this banana chocolate chip muffin recipe. Pinning!

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  8. These look delicious and I love that they are gluten free! Stopping by from All Things Pretty! Pinning these to my muffin board for later! I would love for you to stop by and link these up at the TGIF Link Party this week!

    http://www.livingbettertogether.com/2013/07/tgif-link-party-no-6.html

    Have a great weekend!
    Rebecca

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  9. OH, thank you!! One of the things I miss the most since going Gluten Free is Banana Bread!! The other is Bread Pudding- got a good GF recipe for one? :)

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    1. Actually Cori, it's funny you mentioned that! Hilary actually has been experimenting with a GF bread pudding recipe for a while now and I can tell you, it is AMAZING! Keep checking back and you'll be sure to see it soon!

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  10. If the pictures aren't enticing enough, the chocolate would lure me in! I have been gluten-free all my life and love how many gluten-free recipes are now being shared. I have a link up party if you are interested in sharing this recipe.
    http://www.glutenfreeyummy.com/alive-thrive-7-26-13/

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    1. Thank you so much Laurie! I would love to contribute to your linky and will visit it soon to link up! We eat a lot of gluten free just for health reasons, but Hilary's family actually is allergic and so because our kids spend so much time together I've become pretty good (if I can pat myself on the back) about making some gluten free options for them!

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  11. these look amazing. I shared with a friend who is gluten-free. :)

    Stopping by from Two Girls and a Party

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  12. Hi :) I’d love for you to come by and share this delicious recipe at my Saturday Spotlight Link Party, my readers would love it. Hope to see you there!

    April

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  13. OMGosh! These look sooooooo delicious!
    My hubby would love them!
    I'm going to give them a try.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Elizabeth

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  14. This looks divine! I've pinned and can't wait to try it!  I'd  love to have you link this to Titus 2 Tuesday this week on Cornerstone Confessions.. I hope to see you there. 
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks Kathy! We'll be there for sure!

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  15. Hi Jessica,
    I can't wait to try this Muffin, I love all those nuts and chocolate. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!

    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much Miz Helen! I'm always so impressed that you make it to every post on your linky and leave such sweet comments. Thanks for hosting!

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  16. These look delicious and HAD to be pinned! Looks like I'll be picking up some bananas this week at the grocery store! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. These look so yummy! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday

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  18. O M G!!! This is TOO GOOD to be true! Gosh I wish I had like 10 right now! Pinin!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back tomorrow with more awesome shares! Hope you are having a great week!!!

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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  19. Now this is the breakfast of champions! I'll take 2 they look so yummy! Pinning. Nice job on the photos too. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week. I would love for you to grab my button to add to the post or your sidebar. I would love for you to share your news of being featured on your social media. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Hugs! Cathy

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  21. Oh, yum!! I am definitely going to try these. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  22. These look so good! I am pretty new to G-free and have been experimenting with different flour blends. I have not tried grounding down the oatmeal, but am excited to try! Thanks for sharing and I featured you tonight:) Thanks for linking up at Get Schooled Saturday!

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  23. Hi there,

    These were featured this week at SEWlicious Home Decor and on FB!! http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/saturday-showlicious-craft-showcase-44/

    Thank you for participating!
    Marti

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  24. I love that you used the oats instead of GF all purpose flour which I struggle with texture and taste wise. I never thought of this. Can I use steel cut oats?

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