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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Wet Ingredients:
Dry Ingredients:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups.

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  • 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.

  • 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

243 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 32.5g 11% DV; fat 12.1g 19% DV; cholesterol 36.6mg 12% DV; sodium 176.1mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2015
I had to make something nut, dairy and egg free and I was looking for chocolate. Like wow these turned out really well with my edits! I changed milk and butter to almond milk and dairy free Earth balance butter and subbed apple sauce for the egg, and I used the 1 for 1 Bob's Red Mill baking flour with the xantham added already, and skipped the peacans but added dry cherries soaked in hot water and drained, then added 1/2 cup coca powder unsweetened due to all the other sweetness! I followed the rest of the recipe and these turned out decedent! I would encourage everyone else to try these!!!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2017
I think these would have turned out better if I had baked them longer. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2015
I had to make something nut, dairy and egg free and I was looking for chocolate. Like wow these turned out really well with my edits! I changed milk and butter to almond milk and dairy free Earth balance butter and subbed apple sauce for the egg, and I used the 1 for 1 Bob's Red Mill baking flour with the xantham added already, and skipped the peacans but added dry cherries soaked in hot water and drained, then added 1/2 cup coca powder unsweetened due to all the other sweetness! I followed the rest of the recipe and these turned out decedent! I would encourage everyone else to try these!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2015
I liked these mini cakes. I made them into mini muffins because the title threw me off. Once I had read that this recipe yields 12 muffins I realised they are supposed to be regular sized muffins, but they were good anyway. As for the flour mentioned in the recipe, according to the Bob's Red Mill site, that particular flour blend is NOT gluten free, but containing whole wheat flour. I used a gluten free blend from this website (Best All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend by pho1962) and thought they were more sponge-like than cake, but still delicious. I left out the xanthan gum. I used the option of pecans and am glad I did as they gave a nice texture to the muffin as well as taste. Thank you BrightBritain for your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2019
Loved this recipe, made a few changes to it but it turned out so well! I used Pillsbury All Purpose Gluten Free Flour which bakes super well. I also added chocolate chips. Two notes: I needed to bake the muffins for 5-10 minutes longer than what the recipe called for, also the gluten free flour doesn’t rise as much as regular flour so I put double the amount of mixture into each muffin pan! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2017
I think these would have turned out better if I had baked them longer. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2020
This recipe was just what I have been looking for since going gluten free. I wanted a recipe that would be easy enough to change ingredients to make a versatile little dessert cake and still satisfy a sweet tooth. changes I made for 1st batch: 1 cup all purpose gluten free baking mix, 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup coconut oil measured solid then melted, 1/2 cup almond milk,left out nutmeg, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, added 1/2 cup coconut unsweetened shredded, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. all other ingredients as listed. I followed instructions including spraying the paper cups with coconut oil spray. topped each cup batter with sprinkle of brown sugar & shredded coconut. Baked 24 mins. cooled in tin 10 min. This made a moist tasty little cake! I was skeptical as when I checked these gems they seemed to be swimming in coconut oil. but they were moist not greasy when done. these are not low fat...but, they are so yummy. Cant wait to try them with blueberries and almonds! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2016
These are amazing! The only change I made was to use milled flax seed in place of the zanthan gum. My kids ate them right up and my coworkers loved them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2016
Was very easy to make. However there was no coffee mentioned in the ingredient list or the recipe. Didn't put any coffee in a looks just fine but not brown.:| Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2016
My daughter was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease so we're playing with different gluten free recipes. This one is definitely a winner!!! I made this as gluten free pancakes. OMG!! These were the best pancakes I have ever tasted!! I used Bob's Red Mill All Purpose gluten free flour (that way you don't have to add the xanthum gum since it's already in there!) I had to increase the milk to a little more than the ingredient's 1/2 cup to achieve the desired consistency. For dry ingredients I only used the 1 1/2 c flour & cinnamon...no need to add any extra sugar. These are already sweet enough. We didn't add the nuts because go figure they had gluten in them. We added fresh blueberries to half the batch as well...yummy!! It yields 20-24 medium size pancakes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2015
This recipe is easy to follow and the nutmeg makes my house smell delicious! I used gluten free basic baking mix baked a little longer and results great! I'm new to the gluten free lifestyle but this recipe is definitely a keeper. Read More