Mini Gluten-Free Banana Coffee Cakes


These dessert muffins are moist and flavorful. Perfect for tea time. You would never guess they are gluten-free! They taste best served warm, but you can also reheat cakes in microwave before serving after they cool.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 muffins


Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed

  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar (Optional)

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free baking mix (such as Bob's Red Mill® 10 Grain Pancake Mix)

  • ½ cup chopped pecans (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups.

  2. Mix bananas, 3/4 cup brown sugar, milk, butter, egg, and vanilla extract together with a stand mixer; add baking mix, pecans, xanthan gum, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and mix on Low until just combined into a batter. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle additional brown sugar over the batter.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
12g Fat
33g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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