Let’s be honest, how many GF recipes are out there promising to be so good, you can’t even tell they aren’t made with real flour? Blah, blah blah. We have heard the story a million times. I myself have been a victim of this falsehood so hopeful in attempting to make GF tortillas,cakes, or muffins, only to end up with them in a crumbly, bean tasting mess on my plate. It’s disappointing and discouraging to say the least.

Today, I ask you to take a leap of faith with me! I know we have been traumatized in the past, but please trust me when I say this muffin recipe is delicious! Although I’m not big on GF cooking this is the one recipe for a baked good that I will eat. It’s been tested numerous times and everyone I’ve ever made it for loves the muffins! I’m not promising that you are going to go bananas (pun unashamedly intended) for it, and cry tears of joy, but I’m hoping this will be your go-to recipes for GF muffins.

It’s my firm belief that it’s the GF King Arthur Flour combined with the banana that makes this recipe turn out. The banana keeps the muffin moist, without it being chewy or pasty. The spices give it a richness, while the chocolate, well lets just say chocolate makes everything better! So, lets be brave, tie on our aprons and get to making this muffin! Also, feel free to leave a comment below telling me about your GF baking fails, how you liked this recipe and if you shared this post with anyone!


Brave GF Banana Muffins:

  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed banana, about 2 medium or 1 1/2 large bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoons clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated orange or zest from one fresh orange
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups King Arthur GF Flour or King Arthur Baking Mix
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted  almonds (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12  standard muffin cups. 
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the melted butter and sugar till smooth.
  3. Beat in the mashed banana, then the egg, vanilla, spices and milk.
  4. Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour, stirring till smooth; if the mixture has a lot of lumps, beat at a higher speed until they’ve nearly disappeared.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips and almonds
  6. Spoon batter into the lightly greased muffin pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Enjoy, and please eat them all on baking day or they won’t be as good thereafter. 🙂

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