The Best Ever Gluten-Free Banana Muffin Recipe! 

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If you get cravings for pastries like I do or just want to enjoy or something a little sweet but are gluten-free or on a low carb eating plan you’ll absolutely love this gluten-free Banana Muffin Recipe! 

I’ll be honest. I LOVE good bread and cakes and cookies and flour products of all kinds. But I know that a lot of carbs and that much sugar isn’t good for me.  

Still, about 3:00 in the afternoon I want a little something sweet with a cup of coffee. Trying to stamp down this desire was making me feel kind of deprived and occasionally a little crabby. 

Enter this awesome low carb gluten-free banana muffin recipe! It’s super easy to make. Plus, it’s great because this recipe doesn’t call for any strange ingredients or artificial sweeteners and it really helps satisfy my craving for pastry!  

A muffin sliced in half with butter on a white plate with a cup of coffee next to it

The muffins come out light and fluffy and look like real muffins, even without flour of any kind.  

And, not only do they taste great, per my calculations they have less than 9 net carbohydrates per muffin! And this is a standard size muffin, not a mini-muffin.  

These muffins are just slightly sweet, so if you want something sweeter and aren’t worried about carbs, you could add an additional tablespoon of honey. Or you could even use an alternative sweetener, like Swerve or whatever you like to use, instead of the honey and reduce the carbs further.  Of course, you can always add honey or jelly to your muffin when you’re ready to eat it, too. 

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By the way, if you’re in the market for some new muffin tins, in fun shapes or you’d like to try reusable silicone muffin cups,  check these out! My muffin pans were really a fright and it was time to replace them. I love the cool shapes these come in and the way they clean up! So if your pans are looking a little shabby you might want to grab some new ones. With this recipe I think you’ll be making a lot more muffins! I know I have been!

So let’s get to the recipe, shall we?  

(If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to copy down this recipe you can grab a printable of it on the freebies page.)


A plate of muffins with a red and white napkin and a glass of milk and the words: The Best Ever Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

Best Ever Gluten-Free Banana Muffins 

Yield: 8 muffins 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins. 


2/3 c. mashed banana (about 2 medium-sized bananas) 

2 eggs 

2/3 c. natural peanut butter (no sugar added) 

1 t. baking soda

1/2 t. vanilla 

½ t. salt 

1 T. honey 

¾ t. cinnamon 


Mash bananas thoroughly in a medium-sized bowl. 

Beat 2 eggs with a fork in a small bowl or cup and add to the mashed bananas.

Add 2/3 c natural peanut butter and stir well.  

Then add baking soda, vanilla, salt, honey, and cinnamon. 

Stir until combined. 

Scoop batter evenly into 8 prepared muffin cups.  

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes. 

Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes or so and remove carefully. Enjoy! 

Note: These muffins will look quite brown because of the peanut butter. It doesn’t mean they are overbaked. ???? 



I like this recipe as an afternoon snack but it would work for a breakfast muffin or even packed as part of a healthy lunch! 

Looking for more gluten-free recipes? Check out  these 7 Amazing 3 Ingredient Gluten-Free Desserts

Need some vegan desserts that only have 3 ingredients? You’ll want to read: 7 Ridiculously Simple 3 Ingredient Desserts – Vegan-Friendly! 

These desserts are great even if you can eat gluten or aren’t vegan! Plus, they’re so easy to whip up!

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  1. Zoe | 5th Feb 20

    The ingredients listed do not match the directions, very confusing, hopefully this works
    Might want to edit

    • Amy Dallmann-Jones | 26th Feb 20

      Hi Zoe, Thank you for letting me know! Everything is fixed now and I hope you’ll get a chance to try the recipe. 🙂

  2. Annette | 15th Mar 20

    How many carbs per muffin?

    • Amy Dallmann-Jones | 18th Mar 20

      Hi Annette,
      The way I’ve measured them out they come out to about 6 net carbs per muffin in what I would consider to be a standard size muffin tin. This may vary depending on the size of your muffin tins. 🙂

  3. Franci | 3rd Apr 20

    Hi! How many calories per muffin?

    • Amy Dallmann-Jones | 9th Apr 20

      Hi Franci,
      I don’t have calories calculated, I’m afraid. With my dietary restrictions, I just focus on carbs.
      Hope you are doing well! 🙂
      Warm regards,

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