Gluten-Free Banana Blueberry Muffins

The last batch of muffins I made, Orange Blueberry Streusel Muffins, were not gluten free and so not everyone in the family was able to enjoy them. I promised that I will make a batch of gluten free ones and what better time than Monday when there was no school and we were stuck at home because of that huge snow storm. These muffins were fragrant, moist, and tender. Accompanied by warm mugs of hot chocolate, they were the perfect antidote to the nasty weather outside.

I chose to use whole grain oat flour for these muffins. Yes, it is gluten free but oat flour is often processed in facilities which handle gluten containing grains like wheat and rye. It may be a good idea for those who are extremely sensitive to gluten to purchase oat flour that is specifically labeled as such like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour. Oat flour has a higher level of soluble fiber than other grains and it gives baked goods a slighter sweeter and more tender crumb.


Gluten-Free Banana Blueberry Muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
  • ¾ cup (105g) oat flour
  • ½ cup (60g) tapioca flour
  • ½ cup (65g) corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp guar gum
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp allspice
Wet Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup (60ml) canola oil
  • ¼ cup (55g) sugar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) buttermilk
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
Mixed-Ins
  • ½ cup (75g) blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 12 standard size muffin pan with muffin liners.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, add all wet ingredients. Using a hand whisk, whisk till combined. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  4. Fold in blueberries.
  5. Divide batter evenly into lined muffin pan about ⅔ full. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer muffins to wire rack to cool completely.

Time to sit down and savor these with a mug of hot chocolate or a cup of tea.

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

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Comments

    • Biren says

      What a coincidence!

      Guar gum is extracted from the guar bean and is a natural food thickener, binder, and emulsifier. It is used in gluten free baking so that the baked goods do not deflate or become too crumbly after baking.

  1. says

    What a great batch of treats after working hard in that cold weather you got on the long weekend. In Edmonton our long weekend was Family Day so this would’ve been the perfect treat for us to enjoy as a family. Definitely hot chocolate for this sweet tooth.

  2. says

    Truly an great looking batch of muffins. I haven’t spent too much time baking gluten-free pastries but have a friend who is gluten intolerant and requested I make her more gluten-free goodness. I’ll have to save these for the next time she comes around.

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing your gluten free muffin recipe Biren, they do look good with the blueberries peaking out;-) I heard about your latest storm, wow, will it ever quit?? Oh well, good idea to enjoy baking and, of course, a mug of hot chocolate!

  4. says

    Thanks Biren. Got to bookmark this gluten free recipe. It will be handy if I’m planning an outing with my friends who need this special diet.

  5. denise @ bread expectations says

    Every time I see a gluten free recipe, I can’t help but feel grateful that no one is my family has gluten issues because gluten free flours and things like guar gum are so difficult to come by here. Makes me wonder how gluten intolerant people here, get by??

    I do like that you made this with oat flour as I LOVE oats. It’s so sweet and nutty and even the smell of uncooked oats makes me …… happy I think LOL I’m know, I’m weird :D Love the photos!!!

  6. says

    Yum Biren! I’m going to pass these on to a good friend of my who is a celiac. She is always looking for yummy wheat free baked goods and this recipe definitely fits the bill!

  7. says

    So sorry that winter seems never-ending… But keep on baking healthy, delicious muffins like these and savoring them with a cup of tea or hot chocolate and hopefully spring will show its face soon :) I definitely want to bake more with oat flour and other gluten-free flours.

  8. Jeannie says

    I noticed the use of guar gum in gluten free bakes, I wondered if I can get that at the bakery….the muffins looked really delicious and fluffy, would love to try it:)

  9. says

    Hey Biren, these look wonderful, especially since my sweet tooth is acting up a bit. And the top almost looks like a really good cookie. Did you notice that?! Neat!

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