Banana Maple Pecan Bread Muffins (Gluten-Free)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I bought a 20lb bag of bananas at Krogers for $1.00 and have been trying to use them all up. This is one of the recipes I made in the process. It was by far the most scrumptious recipe that I made. It could also be made into a bread, but I made muffins. This is definitely my new default banana bread recipe! Imade a double batch and ended up with 39 muffins. I made half with the called for maple syrup/pecan topping and half with a cream cheese topping. To make the cream cheese topping, I whipped 6oz cream cheese with 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup maple syrup. These were absolutely heavenly fresh out of the oven. *For the gluten free flour, I used Bette Hagman's mix: 2 parts garfava bean flour, 1 part sorghum flour, 3 parts cornstarch, and 3 parts tapioca flour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine bananas with 1/3 cup maple syrup and 1/2 cup pecans. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and dry buttermilk. Alternatively if you do not have premixed pumpkin pie mix, use equal parts cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Combine eggs, oil, and water. Pour into the center of the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until dry ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Use a spatula or knife to make three or four "troughs" in the dough/batter. Spoon banana mixture into troughs. Gently fold bananas into dough with knife.
  5. Spoon dough into muffin cups. Top with pecan-maple mixture. If using cream cheese frosting, coat tops of muffins after they are baked, not before.
  6. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Makes about 18 good sized muffins.


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I am posting this to inform anyone else with Celiac about a fairly informative website This site is a homeschooling family in VA and there are people in the family with gluten intolerance. There are lots of links to other sites about recipes/gluten free restaurant options and lots of other fun and educational sites for young people. I look forward to trying this yummy sounding recipe and will be back to add to this review.

the Magic Ingredient is... April 21, 2009

Delicious!! I'd never know these muffins were gluten free if I didn't make them (and I'm the one in the house that DOES eat gluten). I used a flour mix that includes 3 parts cornstarch, 3 parts brown rice flour, 2 parts soy flour and 1 part masa harina. I only made the pecan/maple syrup topping, and it was incredible! Thanks! This one's definitely a keeper!

BadgerLuv April 09, 2010

EXCELLENT gluten-free muffin recipe. My husband says he'd never have known they were gluten-free if I hadn't told him. I've made it as written and it's a 5-star recipe. I've also changed a bit and this is how we now make them. I use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar in equal exchange. Coconut sugar has a glycemic index of only 35! We also use coconut oil instead of another oil. We've used butter but since we get so much butter in other items, I decided to start using coconut oil and it's YUMMY. Coconut oil is very antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial. We eat a lot of raw fruits and veggies and so all of that ANIT-EVERYTHING is a good, healthy addition to our diet. If I don't have any of our homemade flour mix, I typically use the GF mix you can find at Costco. These muffins are AWESOME! Thank you SO MUCH for this delicious treat. Oh yeah, and they freeze well. We make triple or quadruple batches and bring some to our cabin so they're in the freezer, ready to thaw when we get there. Mmm...

PookeyLumLum March 13, 2016

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