27 January 2011

Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

The muffins are back, and better than ever!

I must admit, I was worried that baking Gluten Free wouldn't
 be the same, but these muffins surely speak for themselves :)


Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Recipe created by Snacking Squirrel

1/2 cup brown sugar
(or sweeten with stevia)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup plain yogurt
2 large mashed bananas
1/8 cup milk or water
1 tsp lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit 
2. Mix all the dry ingredients separately in a bowl
3. In another bowl, mash the bananas
4. Combine the bananas with the rest of the wet ingredients
5. Pour wet mix into dry mix and fold gently, without over-stirring
6. Scoop generously into greased muffin pan, overflowing batter over rim
(this helps create big-top-bakery-style muffins)
7. Reduce oven temperature to 375 Fahrenheit and bake for 25 minutes

My Gluten Free Flour Blend:
 1 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup brown rice flour, 
1/4 cup sorghum flour, 1/4 cup tapioca flour

Thank you for submitting your muffin ideas! The majority 
of you said you wanted Banana Muffins with either 
Carob or Chocolate. I hope these were what you had in mind!

 makes 9 large muffins


Sarah said... [reply]

This recipe looks amazing! I have all the ingredients in my cupboard and I am working from home today... could make for an amazing mid-day break!

Anonymous said... [reply]

YUM! I so need to make these ASAP!

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

Wow those look awesome Kelsey! I love that there's a chunk of banana right on top - yum!

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said... [reply]

All hail the muffin queen! Seriously, girl, you really rock the muffin aisle ;) I love how there is a big banana in the middle!

All you need to do is add a HUGE scoop of peanut butter, and it will be my perfect muffin! I have been lovin the pb+banana+chocolate combo as of late!!!!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Those are beautiful! YUM!

Anonymous said... [reply]

These muffins look stunning, girl! I really want to try them but I don't think I can find gluten-free flours where I live. Will they still be good with normal flour?

Natalie @ cinnamonbums said... [reply]

ahh youve done it again! thse look amazing! how is it so far being gluten-free??? i hope you are doing better =)

Anonymous said... [reply]

wow, wow, WOW!

I'm not sure if I've ever bookmarked a recipe that fast! Can't wait to give these a try...

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

I wish I had time to make these this morning! Banana and chocolate together is amazing!

Unknown said... [reply]

i lvoe the banana chunk in the middle! so cute!

nourishedwellness said... [reply]

These look delicious! I am glad to see that eliminating gluten isn't stopping you from enjoying your beloved muffins!

elk said... [reply]

You've done it again, with your muffin tops :) Hopefully these are an indicator of how well the gluten free living is going! I really love the idea of the chunk of banana on top.

Open a muffin bakery, yeah?? Then give me a job (I'll work for muffins... ;) )

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

wow!!! Look amazing! I missed the post on muffin ideas, but YEAH these would be what I had in mind!

Love u!!!!! xoxo

cocohw said... [reply]

your muffin looks delish!!
It makes my mouth watery just seeing the pics!

I wish my dorm has kitchen...:(

TheRavenousMommy said... [reply]

Holy crap! That looks SOOOOO good! Can you make some for me? ;)

Anonymous said... [reply]

i dont think ive ever seen muffins that look this good in my life

Unknown said... [reply]

wholly molly, thank you. You know I love my GF muffins, but banana and chocolate are my favorite. Well done Kelsey!

Christin@purplebirdblog said... [reply]

These literally just made my stomach growl! So perfect!

Anonymous said... [reply]

oh. my. gaw. these look amazing!! and banana chocolate chunk? with coconut flour? doesn't get any better than that.

Rach said... [reply]

These just scream "delicious!"

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

oh i love the big chunks of banana on the top!

Sonia said... [reply]

oh wow those look amazing!!!! totally droolworthy and they look healthy, too! Do you think they'd work with wheat flour too?

Baking 'n' Books said... [reply]

HOLY CRAP! They look AMAZING! And good for you :)!

God - you should really sell these muffins - not kidding!

Love your comments on my blog - means so much to me ;)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Those look scrumptious! :D

Anonymous said... [reply]

banana chunk chocolate muffins more like; loveee them

Chelsea said... [reply]

I can't remember what kind of muffins I suggested, but if I didn't suggest these, I should have! They look so yummy!

Kittie said... [reply]

Oh, wow!I will surely be making those with stevia!

Missy said... [reply]

Muffins look delish..but of course. Photo#1? Most certainly a face in the banana. See it? It'like a scrunchy face.

Missy said... [reply]

Zucchini Muffins?

Julie said... [reply]

oh i LOVE that you put a banana slice on each muffin! i bet it made them exxxxxxxxtra nanery!

Light Delight with Tou Tou said... [reply]

Somehow the muffin looks huge on my screen ....drooooooling! :-)

Hayley said... [reply]

Hi love! Thank you so much for your comment <3 I replied to it on my blog but wanted to thank you again because it meant so very much to me. You are so supportive and amazing.

Your muffins look so good, as always. Have you ever tried baking with coconut sugar? I actually have never tried myself, but I've heard it can be a good replacement for brown sugar (my body is not doing so well with the refined sugar these days). Anyway, they are beautiful! As are you.

Anonymous said... [reply]

So I just bookmarked this recipe, and WOW Kelsey! I think these are the best muffins you've posted yet. THEY ARE GLORIOUS LOOKING!!1 I'm going to have to scout around for a muffin pan because I only have this singular silicone muffin cups. I want some of that muffin top action :D They've got it goin' onnn.


Anonymous said... [reply]

Oh my gosh :D I don't have those particular flours at home but I've got lots of ripe bananers and chocolate chunks!! I guess I could swap the flour, these look super good!! I realize I'm not making much sense, lol the muffins are making me think with my belly ;)

Mary said... [reply]

Alright, this is the last straw...I'm going to move in with you. Be there tomorrow! :D But for real, these are freakin incredible. You, my friend, rock.

Kelsey @ Clean Teen Kelsey said... [reply]

Oh my heck, Kelsey!! These are so beyond amazing. Do you think they would work with whole wheat pastry flour instead? I must make these asap!

Mandi said... [reply]

Wow, those muffins look absolutely incredible! I especially love the banana on top- I actually don't think I've ever seen that done before. One thing's for sure though, I've definitely got some muffin cravings going on now :)

Sarah B @ Bake + Bike said... [reply]

Yummm I love the banana chunks on top!

Next time I'm home I must stock up on these GF flours so I can make my own blend :)

Tine said... [reply]

Funny muffins! They look cute!
I'm not a huge fan of banana, but I like your idea putting a piece on top.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog! :)

These look absolutely amazing... Loving the chunk of banana right on top! mmmmm.... :)

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

Hurray for muffins! They look awesome :)

LifeasKristina said... [reply]

WOWOWOWOW! I love how you threw banana chunk right in the middle-these look sooooo good!

Allison @ Food For Healing said... [reply]

you had me at banana and chocolate :P

lynn said... [reply]

i love that banana on top! better than any marshmallow

Kayla said... [reply]

These looks AWESOME! I love the banana chunk on top, soooo cute! Great job, Kelsey!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish said... [reply]

WHOA GIRL!! These look AMAZING! I want to make them right now! I love the huge chunks of banana in the center...Never seen that before and such a great idea. I'm selfishly glad you're GF now, because I can enjoy all your recipes! :-)

Hope you're having a wonderful Saturday!

Anonymous said... [reply]

holy FUDDGGEEE these look SO good. I just started making gluten free muffins too - and they are awesome! I LOVE the different texture. the crumblility is awesome, especially into a bowl of greek yogurt and nut butter.......mmm breakfast ahora.

Stephanie said... [reply]

Those are absolutely beautiful! I'm salivating on my keyboard. A friend of mine is recently gluten-free...I'm going to have to try these out.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Those look so cool!

Anonymous said... [reply]

MMMMMMMMM,..what amazing, grand & fab looking gf banana & chocolate chunk muffins!! Now, I would like to savour at least 3!!!!

They look incredible!!!

morecoffee said... [reply]

I loved the texture of these muffins, but they turned out way too sweet for me (possibly because I didn't realize when I printed the recipe that "dark chocolate" meant unsweetened — I use semi-sweet organic chocolate). Without much fat or any protein to balance the sugar, they are unsatisfying and very very sweet. I prefer grainy and fruity muffins with a hint of chocolate or spice, but without so much sweetness. I think they would be good as a dessert, maybe warmed with some ice cream on top? They are improved if you butter them as you eat them. I'm sure people who love cake will like these. They were really fun to make!

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