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Monday, February 27, 2012

The ultimate gluten free muffins - banana strawberry


Hello fellow foodies. Hope everyone had a delicious weekend. Today I'm posting a yummy recipe for all my gluten suggestively challenged readers out there. These muffins pack a double punch of fiber from the oats & coconut flour and are filled with low fat goodness. Coconut flour is gluten free and has a beautiful subtle sweetness. Take that "Eat yourself Skinny"! I tease, Erin is a super awesome calorie crunching blogger. One of the best things about making muffins is that all you really need is a fork in place of  a whisk, a bowl and obviously muffin pan. I love making these muffins and freezing them - they make an excellent breakfast or snack after a few mins in the oven or microwave. The key is using over ripe frozen bananas.  

INGREDIENTS: 
1 cup Gluten free oats (or regular oats if you aren't gluten sensitive) - divided
1/2 cup coconut flour 
1 tsp bp
1/2 tsp bs
1.2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla 
2 eggs - room temp 
2 over ripe bananas - mashed 
1tsp cinnamon or cardamom
1/2 cup 1% milk (or dairy free milk, you can also use 1/3 cup yogurt)
1 tbs high high oleic sunflower oil  
1/2 cup chopped frozen strawberries - save a few and thinly slice for the top of the muffins
baking spray - pam
PREP: Pre heat oven at 350 degrees. For the oats, I like to divide and grind (in Cuisinart or spice grinder) 1/2 of the portion, then use the other 1/2 whole. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl or glass measuring cup, mix. Whisk all wet ingredients. 
 BAKE: Spray muffin pan and fill each 3/4 full. Place thinly sliced strawberry on top. Bake for 20- 25 mins. Test with a toothpick after 20. 



12 comments:

  1. These look very tasty and a perfect way to use the frozen bananas in my freezer! I'm not sensitive to gluten but I'd certainly make these in a heartbeat :-) Cheers!

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  2. They look great! I love freezing muffins too... so convenient!
    Also, I think you forgot to put an amount for the GF oats in the ingredients list?

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  3. I love healthy snack..!! never been try to combine banana and strawberry but it sounds good to try.

    cheers

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  4. These look delicious! Having a gluten intolerance, I always struggle to find good baking recipes. I'm going to have to give these a try!

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  5. Oooh, these are pretty! I love the strawberry slice on top :) I am always a fan of banana baked goods, so these would be perfect for me.

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  6. I am going to send this to my friend who has to eat gluten free, she is going to love it! Thank you so much for sharing it!!

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  7. The strawberry on top makes it so pretty! Great pictures, great recipe!

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  8. These look beautiful! Wholesome and just sweet enough - just the way I love my muffins. Great recipe.

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  9. These look fantastic! I will definitely have to try :)

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  10. I have been hoarding bananas in my freezer and looking for something to make with them. I love the sound of these muffins :)

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  11. These are so cute! I love that starwbverry on top and they look delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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