Banana Nut Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

September 17, 2016Living Freely Gluten Free
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Whether it is Banana Bread or Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins- I simply can not get enough. I originally created this recipe for Banana Bread, but for some strange reason if it is in a loaf form my kids don’t want to touch it. However, if I bake it as muffins- all of sudden they have instant interest. Kids are weird.

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Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins are perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea. That is how I prefer to enjoy these little sweet muffins.


My kids prefer Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins, but I love mine with some delicious walnuts on top.  It definitely brings me back to my childhood and Grandma Olga’s Banana Nut Bread. We used to go to my Cousin’s walnut orchard and pick walnuts. We would go back to her house and sit in the back room and crack walnuts together while watching her soap opera. Those were some of the best moments of my childhood. 

However, today no one has a walnut orchard for me to pick from so I will buy mine from the WinCo bulk bins and top my muffins with them. Enjoy! 



Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins (dairy free too)

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins


  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 ½ Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Applesauce
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp. Nutmeg
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 Cup of Chopped Walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. With your stand mixer cream: Eggs, Sugar, Vanilla, Applesauce and Bananas. Beat well on medium for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the coconut oil and allow it blend in.
  4. Add cinnamon, salt and turn off to pour all of the GF AP Flour.
  5. Turn mixer back on stir setting and add xanthan gum and baking soda.
  6. Beat on medium 2-3 minutes scraping down the sides halfway through.
  7. Add walnuts right at the end. Bake about 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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