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Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Kids and adults alike love these gluten-free vegan banana chocolate chip muffins! No egg replacers needed - just simple ingredients. You can have these muffins on the table in just about 30 minutes.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (see notes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (if your flour blend doesn't already contain it)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 very ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (use vegan sugar if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (dairy-free or vegan if needed)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper liners. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (if using), salt, baking soda, baking powder and whisk to combine.
  • In another bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Then add in vegetable oil, granulated sugar, apple cider vinegar, and pure vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to mix.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips until completely combined.
  • Spoon muffin batter into the muffin tin wells to get 12 regular-sized muffins.
  • Bake at 350F for 22-25 minutes, until muffins are lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Notes

  • Use a gluten-free flour blend that is meant to be swapped with all-purpose flour in a 1:1 swap. I've tested this recipe with Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour (in the blue bag), King Arthur's Gluten Free Flour, and Namaste Gluten-Free Flour. These flours all already contain xanthan gum in them. 
  • If your gluten-free flour blend does not contain xanthan gum in it, you will need to add xanthan gum into the recipe as indicated. 
  • If you are vegan, use a vegan sugar that has not been processed with bone char. If you are unsure if the brand of granulated sugar you are using is vegan, you can be sure that organic sugars are not processed with bone char.
  • If you are dairy-free or vegan, use vegan chocolate chips. Enjoy Life is free from the top 8 allergens. 
  • Apple cider vinegar is very necessary in this recipe! It helps replace the egg and leaven the muffins. 

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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