Gluten-Free Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips

When life blesses you with overripe bananas, make these simple yet scrumptious Gluten-Free Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips! Freezer-friendly, perfect for meal prep and they make a great addition to lunchboxes for kids and adults. Not only are these muffins gluten-free they can also be made dairy-free, egg-free, and therefore vegan-friendly, too.

Prep: 10 minCook: 20 minTotal: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins 1x


  • 1½ cups gluten-free flour such as Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour (may substitute all-purpose flour if not gluten-free)
  • ¼ cup organic brown sugar (may substitute coconut sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt
  • 3 medium ripe bananas (bananas with speckled black spots work best), about 1 heaping cup
  • 2 large eggs** (see egg-free sub below) 
  • ¼ cup oil (avocado oil or olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips plus extra for sprinkling on topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and spray each liner with cooking spray to prevent sticking. A silicone muffin pan works great. 
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. In a second bowl, mash the bananas. Add the eggs, oil, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Stir banana egg mixture into the dry ingredients just until moistened.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Fill each muffin well 1/2 full with batter.
  6. Top each muffin with a few extra chocolate chips.
  7. Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Time will vary depending on the kind of pan used.
  8. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, then remove muffins from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  9. Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. Alternatively, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days or freezer for up to 3 months.


**For vegan-friendly or egg-free: Sub flax eggs (2 Tbsp. flax meal + 6 Tbsp. water) + add 1/4 cup almond milk to the mix. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 195
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 30 g
  • (Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 16 g)
  • Protein: 3 g


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Stacie Hassing
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