Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten free has never tasted so good! These gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins are not just wheat free but dairy free and refined sugar free too.

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Moist gluten free muffin recipe
I’ve mentioned a few times now that I’m enrolled in the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. I don’t start until the fall, but I did complete a mini training before the spring.

In the mini training, I learned how to create this amazing recipe, provided by ACN, and how to make gluten and dairy free taste so darn good.

These lessons got me so excited for the fall and what’s to come, I can’t wait to share it with you. Sure, I may be crazy for started school while I have a newborn in the house but, why not right?

Overhead shot of gluten free muffins in a muffin tin with bananas beside it.

Back to the gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins. 

They didn’t last long.

I had them every morning with coffee (while they lasted), my son was constantly sneaking them off the counter, and I even caught my husband eating more than one right before dinner (tsk tsk).

A dairy free muffin cut in half.

I’m making more today (one week later) but this time I’m going to add some raspberries. I love the base of this recipe and now it’s time to transform it into other things. I’m going to fiddle with the base for fluffy gluten free waffles, allergy free pancakes, and more.

Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

A half eaten gluten free chocolate chip muffin on parchment paper.
Supplies and ingredients I use to make this recipe possible:

Randa’s Tip: To make this recipe completely allergy free replace the egg with 1 tbsp chia seed and 3 tbsps water. Let it thicken up, then add.

I may be on a little muffin kick.

If you have a favorite muffin recipe that you would like me to make gluten-free, leave me a comment and let me know!

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Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten free has never tasted so good! These gluten free chocolate chip banana muffins are not just wheat free but dairy free and refined sugar free too.


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 bananas (the browner, the better)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk (or whatever dairy free alternative you have)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsps Dairy-free chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life mini chips)


Preheat oven to 350º

  1. In a large mixing bowl add the gluten free flour blend, baking soda, and sea salt. Whisk together.
  2. Next, in a separate bowl (I use a Vitamix for this),  mix the rest of the ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) until smooth.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold together until all the lumps are gone.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and fold more.
  5. Pour into a muffin tin, lined with parchment paper cups.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 265 Calories
  • Total Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5g
  • Cholesterol: 15.5mg
  • Sodium: 167.3mg
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 3.6g

Slightly adapted from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition.

All images and text ©Randa Derkson for .

Dairy free chocolate chip muffins

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3 comments on “Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

  1. Hi Randa,

    I like your recipe. It amazing. Thanks for making banana chocolate.

    Sadhan Pal

  2. Hi! Can you use something besides the applesauce? Thanks!!

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