Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

GF Facts:
People on a gluten-free diet must read labels for other ingredients related to wheat, barley, and rye.

Some of these other grain products to avoid include:  Bulgur, Couscous, Durum, Einkorn, Emmer, Farina, Triticale, Kamut, Graham, Matzo, Spelt, Wheat germ, Wheat starch, Barley malt, Semolina, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP), Bran, Orzo, Panko, Seitan, Udon, Faro…that’s quite a list!

Here is a recipe for Banana Muffins that contain no unwanted grains.  The applesauce replaces butter, making them low fat. You can enjoy the yummy banana flavor, knowing that you are eating a whole-some gluten-free muffin.

The Yummy Banana Muffin Recipe for you:
Set oven to 350 degrees.
Line a muffin pan with 12-4 muffin papers.

Mix together the dry ingredients:
1 ½ cups brown rice flour
½ cup tapioca flour
1 t. xanthan gum
2 t. baking powder
¼ t. baking soda
½ t. salt

In another bowl cream together:
1/3 cup applesauce
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs

Beat until smooth.

Add:
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
The flour mixture
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Use an ice cream scoop to measure the batter into your lined muffin pan.  Bake for 25 minutes.

This recipe was adapted from a quick bread recipe found in an old church cook book.  Try adapting your favorite quick bread recipe to make gluten-free muffins.  Please remember this recipe was tested at 6000 feet.  You may need less flour if you are at a lower elevation.  Enjoy!

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. Genesis 1:11 (NKJV)

New King James Version (NKJV)

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