Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Muffins

Megan Todd


With all these birthday parties happening in our home, I felt the need to make a GF dessert for my daughter since she is unable to eat the Birthday cakes I made for the celebratory occasions! So I took my grandmother's Banana bread recipe and made a few changes to make this delicious treat for my beautiful daughter.
Turns out the WHOLE Family Loves them! This will make making banana bread and muffins a bit less tasking for me. I can keep it GF for everyone! :)

We hope you enjoy this delicious treat/dessert! A nice variation to the Banana-Nut Cake I made for my Husband's Birthday yesterday

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18 muffins


30 Min


30 Min




1 c
all purpose gluten free flour
1 c
coconut flour, gluten free
1 c
sugar (or 3/4 cup agave nectar)
1 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
gf baking soda
1 tsp
gf baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
xanthan gum
1/2 c
2 large
2-3 large
ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
walnuts, chopped (optional)


1- 8 oz
package cream cheese at room temp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 lb
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cupcake pans by lining with cupcake liners.
In a large bowl add flours, sugar, salt, xanthan gum, baking soda, & baking powder. Sift until mixed together well.
(If using agave nectar, add to next step)
Add crisco, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla extract, mix on low-medium speed for 2-3 minutes.
Fold in chopped walnuts.
(add agave here if using)
Spoon mixture in cupcake liners about 3/4 full.

Bake @ 350 degrees F for 25-35 minutes (depending on how full you fill your liners), or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely before icing
Prepare Icing:
In a medium bowl, add cream cheese, & butter. Add vanilla extract, & powdered sugar, cream everything together until well blended. Ice cooled muffins.

Eat, Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy