Can you smell the amazing aroma of banana bread baking?? It's a simple bread that pleases most in any family. Hearty, moist, soft, and comforting really. Slice and take on the go or toast with a little butter on top, YUM!
I have a few delicious banana breads on my site, Blueberry Banana made with whole wheat flour and Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Banana Bread using whole wheat flour as well.
But until recently, wheat is not something I'm eating, so I'm adapting recipes as I go to become gluten free. This recipe is adapted from my Blueberry Banana Bread, only into a muffin instead. 🙂
To make portion control easier, the muffin pan is my best friend. Making this recipe into a regular loaf bread is certainly fine but I doubt you'll be able to make16 thin slices of it, as we have here in muffin form. You may be able to get 8 hearty slices of bread though so double the nutrition info.
You can use any gluten free flour you like or make your own which is something I'm planning on doing soon, but for now I usedKing Arthur's brand and love it!
My intention wasn't to make these low fat but to make them sugar free and gluten free, sometimes the low fat happens by accident and it did here. No oil is used or even needed in this recipe. Many comments regarding my Blueberry Banana Bread recipe will back up the fact that it is a moist and delicious bread and shockingly without added fat.
Here are some other recipes you might like:
- Mini Whole Wheat Chocolate Pumpkin Bread loaves
- Mini Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
- Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
- Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins, GF
*adapted from my Blueberry Banana Bread
As you will see I did not use xanthan gum and have made them multiple times since posting this recipe. If the gluten free flour blend you use contains it, no need to add it. Honestly xanthan is for a nice pliable soft texture that replaces what gluten would provide in a recipe, but with the moisture from the bananas and applesauce I've never needed it, nor do I think it's needed in this recipe. If desired you could always add ½ teaspoon of xanthan gum.
Gluten Free Low Fat Banana Bread Muffins [No Sugar Added]
- 3 mashed ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup milk 1%
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon gf vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten free flour I used King Arthur
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon gf baking soda
- 1 tablespoon powdered stevia
- ¼ cup water
- optional: chopped walnuts chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl mix together bananas, eggs, vanilla, milk and applesauce.
- In another bowl mix together the rest of the dry ingredients.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients then add the ¼ cup water.
- Spray a 12 capacity and 6 capacity muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pour batter into muffin cups filling to capacity.
- Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean.
These were terrible. I total waste of ingredients and time.
Can I use coconut flour and Almond flour?
I have tried these and they are SPECTACULAR!
I made a single batch to test if I'd like them since they are low WW points and they were gone before the next morning!!! Definitely one to make at least a double batch a week.
I will be sharing this recipe! Thank you!
I made these using all purpose flour as we are not gluten free. They came out with a kind of gluey texture and the banana flavour was weak. Maybe if I had included nuts (not allowed at school) or chocolate chips (we're sugar free) or maybe nutmeg or more cinnamon they may have tasted much better, not sure.
My daughter can't have apples. Can I just sub oil for the applesauce?
Anything besides pumpkin puree?
I have Hashimoto's disease and it is better if I dont have any dairy or soy. Any suggestions for replacing the milk in the GLUTEN FREE LOW FAT BANANA BREAD MUFFINS [NO SUGAR ADDED] ?
If my youngest didn't have nut allergies, I would use unsweetened almond milk. You could also use coconut milk.
Hi,The Banana Bread Muffins (No Sugar Added) look so great. I have all ingredients ready to go but only have Gluten Free Self Raising Flour (in Australia). Can I use this? Do I then leave out anything else - e.g. Baking Powder & Baking Soda? Not sure what Baking Soda is. Does it have another name here?
Yes it would help the dough rise so you can eliminate the baking soda and baking powder.
You said that Whole Wheat Pastry Flour would be a good non-gluten-free substitute. Can you tell me why you prefer that over Whole Wheat Flour? Would it be too dry or something?
Also, if I left out the stevia, would it taste bad or not be sweet? I don't eat it.
Also, if you are using gluten-free flour, why doesnt the recipe call for xanthium gum or something?
I like whole wheat pastry flour has it has a nice lighter texture than the dense quality of regular whole wheat, just preference you can use what you have on hand. I don't think leaving the stevia out will ruin the muffins but I do not think they will be sweet enough if you are making thee for children or a picky husband as I have. You might find them to be sweet enough for yourself. Some gluten free flour blends already include xanthan gum and I found it wasn't needed in these. I've made them many times.
I love this recipe. I am making it for the second time right now. My only problem, it makes only 11 muffins if I fill it up to the capacity /to the top. First time I thought maybe I shorted myself. This time I made sure all the amounts were correct. Unfortunately, I still got the same result - 11 muffins. 🙁