Chocolate Chip Flax Banana Muffins (vegan, gluten free!)

30 May

We had a whole bunch of bananas that were needing to be used NOW.  Since summer is upon us, Daniella and I spent the morning in the kitchen making these super yummy muffins instead of the school work we would normally be doing!  Reid woke up and spent the entire morning in his room.  If we let him, I do believe the only times he would ever come out of his room would be to eat.  Unfortunately for him, we are forcing him to be with us some, too!  He loves to play Legos and read in his room.  Today, however, the smell of these muffins brought him down.

I used this fabulous book and slighty adapted a recipe.  If you know anyone with food allergies, this book would make a great gift!

Chocolate Chip Flax Banana Muffins

1/4 cup canola oil

1 cup agave

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas

2  T freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

3/4 cup milled flaxseeds

2 1/2 cups Cybele Pascal’s gluten free flour mix

3/4 tsp xanthan gum

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 cup vegan chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350.  Spray nonstick muffin tin with spray.

2. In the bowl of a mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the canola oil and agave and mix on medium for 20 secs.

3. Add the mashed bananas, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix for 20 more seconds. Add the flax and mix until combined.

4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt.

5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix on low until combined.

6.  Add the chocolate chips.

7. Fill the muffin pan 3/4 of the way full.  Bake for 25 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

8.  It is my opinion that gluten free baked goods are really dry by day 2.  I always freeze whatever we don’t eat that day or give it away.

YUM!  Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!  I gave a few away and was told by a gluten eating, non vegan that they are “off the hook” good!  Woohoo!


3 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Flax Banana Muffins (vegan, gluten free!)”

  1. Sarah Tenney August 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Hey Britt – what is xantham gum?? powder? where would one find it in the store??

    • brittluck August 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

      It is a thickener you usually see in gluten free and vegan baking. I use it all of the time. You find it with the specialty flours. In our HEB, it is on the baking aisle, not the gluten free aisle, and is near all of the gluten free flours. Bob’s Red Mill brand is the most common. 🙂 And yes, a powder!


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