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Gluten free, banana, almond and chocolate muffins

– My Mom does make the most gorgeous banana muffins. Here I modify things slightly to go gluten free. You can add the cocoa or leave it out. Your choice.

The Recipe:

Preheat oven to 180C/350F


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil or good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2/3 cup ground gluten free oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp good quality cocoa


  • 1/4 cup cocoa nibs
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds


  1. Prep muffins tins with light lining of coconut oil
  2. Mix together beaten eggs, mashed banana, maple syrup, oil, vanilla and baking powder.
  3. Add in ground almonds, ground oats and cocoa plus any optional ingredients and stir just until mixed.
  4. Pop in oven at 180C/350F for 30-35 minutes or knife comes out of a muffin clean.
  5. Enjoy!

Makes about 10 small muffins.

I suggest doubling recipe if you want some muffins for a few days.

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