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Gluten-Free Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Ugh. You know that moment. That moment you look at your fruit bowl, I mean really notice it, and you realize you don’t remember when you bought those bananas. They’re mottled, brown, and kind of squishy. Ick. Nobody’s going to eat them now.

My kids go through cycles. Some weeks they’ll eat two bananas a day, so I buy extra, and then the next week they’re completely over the whole banana thing. And so the spurned bananas sit in the fruit bowl quietly turning brown. This happens a lot in my house. But don’t despair. That just means they’re perfect for banana bread!

Gluten-free banana nut chocolate chip muffins

If you’re not ready to whip up a loaf of sweet nutty banana bread, you can always freeze your overripe bananas for later. The way I like to do this is to peel them and freeze them on a cookie sheet. Once they’re frozen solid (about 24 hours), I transfer them to a freezer bag. This way the bananas don’t freeze together in a big clump. Be aware that when you defrost them, they’ll release a lot of water which can make your banana bread batter a little runnier. For that reason I don’t add the liquid in, but I figure that just makes my recipe banana-ier, if you know what I mean.

With this week’s overripe bananas, I decided to make something a little special. Instead of plain old banana bread, I made banana muffins. Chock full of pecans and chocolate chips. And some goat cheese icing on top!

gluten-free banana nut muffins

This gluten-free recipe replaces wheat flour with a combination of almond flour and coconut flour, and the icing is made with soft goat cheese instead of cream cheese. The tart and sweet are absolutely amazing together! This goat cheese icing is the same that I use on my gluten-free carrot cake. Get the goat cheese icing recipe here.

Gluten-Free Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 1 cup overripe banana about 2-3 bananas
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin with paper cups.
  • Mash bananas well with a fork and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt making sure all lumps are broken up.
  • In a separate bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add butter, honey, vanilla extract, and mashed bananas and mix well.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix into a wet batter.
  • Fold in chopped nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Spoon batter into muffin liners up to the top.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes in the oven until top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.


For an extra treat, top with goat cheese icing.
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  • These look amazing. I’m so grateful that there are so many gluten-free options now. Thanks for sharing your recipe at This Is How We Roll Thursday!

  • I love banana bread and keep thinking I should change it up a bit and make muffins. I love the addition of pecans (my favorite!) and chocolate chips (who doesn’t love that?!). Perfect breakfast! Thanks for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!

  • What a wonderful recipe for a gluten free girl! Do you think I could sub baking flour for the 2 flours? πŸ™‚

  • Fantastic recipe! I’m going to make these for my sister, as she is currently gluten free and feeling much better because of it! Thanks

  • (Gluten-Free Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe) These would be perfect to make for our monthly drawing and fund raiser that we do at our local VFW this month. I am going to make a dozen of them to take down there-

  • Oh these sound absolutely Scrumptious! I will have to give them a try.

    Thanks for the Post, Picture’s, and the Recipe!

  • I am not a big nut fan so I would probably leave those out. Otherwise, the combo of banana and chocolate sounds yummy!

  • This sounds so very good. I will have to try this for my family since they love Bananas.

  • These sound fantastic! I’m sure my family would love them. They look easy to make as well. Thank you for sharing.

  • These sound amazing!! Im not gluten free but I do have friends and family who are. This would be perfect to bring to a party and know that everyone can enjoy them!!

  • Since I always have a few bananas that are over-ripe, I’m looking for new recipes to use them in. This sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for the inspiration. “Pinned” πŸ™‚

  • I have copied this recipe to make later this week…for me…I MIGHT share with the hubs and the kid…maybe!

  • My MIL has a gluten intolerance so it’s refreshing to find a blog with so many posts about it. I’ll definitely have to try this recipe as the whole family loves Banana Bread and we have both these flours!