Wake up to the Aroma of Moist Banana Ginger Muffins

Welcome, ladies and gents, to my kitchen where we celebrate flavors that are not only delicious but also healthy. Today, I’m excited to share a recipe that will tempt even the pickiest eaters: Banana Ginger Muffins – Gluten Free Recipe.

I know what you may be thinking, “gluten-free? Is it dry and tasteless?” Nay! These banana ginger muffins are moist and flavorful that they’ll make your taste buds sing with joy. If you have little ones at home who just won’t eat anything gluten-free or dairy-free, I assure you that they will gobble these muffins right up.

Picture it – the perfect combination of bananas and ginger that’ll yield the most aromatic and delectable muffins you’ll ever taste. Even better, this recipe is incredibly easy to whip up in no time. You just need some ripe bananas, fresh ginger, a few pantry staples, and voila! You’ll have some mouthwatering muffins ready for breakfast or snack time.

So why wait? Grab your apron and get ready to bake some Banana Ginger Muffins that will leave you begging for more!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Banana Ginger Muffins - Gluten Free
Banana Ginger Muffins – Gluten Free

My dear food enthusiasts, buckle up and get ready to experience a flavor explosion in your mouth with these delightful Banana Ginger Muffins. These muffins come with a host of reasons to love them, and trust me when I say that you’ll be hooked from the first bite!

First and foremost, these muffins are a perfect match for anyone following a gluten-free or dairy-free diet. They are made using gluten-free flour and other natural ingredients that ensure they will not leave you feeling bloated or uncomfortable after consumption. Plus, the addition of ginger to this classic recipe gives it an extra kick that everyone is sure to enjoy.

These muffins also make for a healthy snack that you can enjoy on-the-go without compromising on taste or nutrition. The use of ripe bananas as a natural sweetener means that they contain less added sugar and are rich in potassium, Vitamin C, and dietary fiber.

Furthermore, these muffins are incredibly versatile when it comes to pairing them with your favorite beverage or side dish. Whether you prefer them as part of a breakfast spread or as an afternoon snack, they can be paired with tea, coffee, juice, or even a glass of milk.

Last but not least, this recipe is easy to whip up in no time at all, making them an excellent choice for busy moms and active individuals who want to keep things delicious yet healthy. With simple instructions and commonly found ingredients such as eggs, mashed bananas, gluten-free flour, ginger, and baking soda – these muffins will become your go-to recipe in no time.

In conclusion, there is no reason why you won’t love this Banana Ginger Muffin recipe! Not only do these gluten-free muffins pack a punch in both flavor and nutrition but they’re versatile, easy-to-make and make an excellent addition to any mealtime. So gather the ingredients today and give yourself the gift of scrumptious deliciousness!

Ingredient List

 Start your day with a warm, fluffy muffin that's both gluten-free and dairy-free, topped with a sprinkle of oats.
Start your day with a warm, fluffy muffin that’s both gluten-free and dairy-free, topped with a sprinkle of oats.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients you will need to make these scrumptious Banana Ginger Muffins:
Ingredients 1:

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (rice flour, oat flour, or almond flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar (brown or white)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Ingredients 2:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of ginger cardamom mixture (optional)

Ingredients 3:

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil or melted coconut oil
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • Optional: walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips for added textures and flavors.

Make sure all of your ingredients are measured out and ready before you start baking so that you don’t have to scramble around looking for something halfway through the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 These Banana Ginger Muffins are like a comforting hug in every bite, with the delicious combination of ripe bananas, warm ginger, and a hint of nutmeg.
These Banana Ginger Muffins are like a comforting hug in every bite, with the delicious combination of ripe bananas, warm ginger, and a hint of nutmeg.

Now that we have gathered all our ingredients, it’s time to dive into the recipe itself. These Banana Ginger Muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast or an afternoon snack. The combination of ripe bananas and ground ginger makes these muffins both moist and flavorful. Here’s how to make them:


  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend (I recommend using rice flour and oat flour in a 1:2 ratio)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour blend, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground ginger.

  3. In a separate large bowl, mix together the canola oil, sugar, and beaten eggs until well combined.

  4. Add the mashed bananas to the wet ingredients and mix until blended.

  5. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.

  6. Fold in the chopped nuts, if using.

  7. Pour the batter into the lined muffin tin, filling each cup about three-quarters full.

  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

  9. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • To make these muffins vegan, substitute the eggs with flax eggs and use maple syrup instead of sugar.
  • To make these muffins dairy-free, use a plant-based milk or yogurt instead of regular milk.
  • You can also try different variations such as adding chocolate chips or substituting the ginger with cardamom for a different flavor.

Now that you know how to make these delicious Banana Ginger Muffins, let your creativity run wild and have fun experimenting with different flavors and ingredients. Enjoy your freshly baked muffins and share the joy of gluten-free and dairy-free baking with your loved ones!

Substitutions and Variations

 Don't be afraid to substitute your favorite gluten-free flour blend or vegan butter for a personalized twist to make these delicious muffins your own.
Don’t be afraid to substitute your favorite gluten-free flour blend or vegan butter for a personalized twist to make these delicious muffins your own.

Now, let’s talk about some possible substitutions and variations for this recipe. If you’re feeling adventurous or have certain dietary restrictions, there are a few things you can tweak to make these muffins your own.

For a nuttier taste, feel free to add some chopped walnuts or pecans. Simply sprinkle them on top of the muffins before baking for a delicious crunch.

If you don’t have ground ginger, you can replace it with 1 1/2 teaspoons of ginger paste or fresh grated ginger for a more intense flavor. Alternatively, you could add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon or cardamom to change things up a bit.

For a dairy-free option, use coconut oil instead of canola oil and coconut milk instead of regular milk. You can also use any other type of non-dairy milk that suits your preferences.

If you’d like to make these muffins vegan-friendly, simply replace the eggs with 2 flax eggs (two tablespoons of ground flax seed mixed with six tablespoons of water) or use a vegan egg replacement product. You can also substitute the honey for maple syrup or agave nectar.

To make these muffins even healthier, you can replace the all-purpose flour with almond flour, oat flour or rice flour for some added nutrients and fiber.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a sweet treat variation, add some chocolate chips to the batter. Trust me, who doesn’t love chocolate in their muffins?

The possibilities are endless when it comes to these muffins! Feel free to experiment and make them your own by using any combination of the above substitutions and variations.

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect snack for a mid-day break or a quick breakfast on the go, these muffins can be made ahead of time for a week's worth of delicious treats.
The perfect snack for a mid-day break or a quick breakfast on the go, these muffins can be made ahead of time for a week’s worth of delicious treats.

Now that you’ve got a batch of warm, delicious Banana Ginger Muffins fresh out of the oven, let’s talk about the perfect way to serve and pair them. These muffins make for an excellent breakfast or snack option, especially when served with your favorite hot beverage.

For a classic pairing, I recommend enjoying these muffins with a nice cup of coffee or tea. The warmth of the drink complements the spice and sweetness of the muffins perfectly. If you’re feeling adventurous, try serving them with a spicy chai tea for an extra kick.

If you’re looking for a more indulgent way to enjoy these muffins, try adding some chocolate chips or drizzling some almond butter on top. This will give your muffins a delicious twist and take them to the next level!

Another great option is to serve these muffins alongside some fresh fruit and yogurt. The combination of protein-packed Greek yogurt, juicy fruit, and hearty muffins makes for a well-rounded and satisfying meal.

Finally, these Banana Ginger Muffins can also make a fantastic snack option throughout the day. Pack them in your lunch box or bring them along for your afternoon break – they pair perfectly with a glass of milk or dairy-free alternative.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair them, rest assured that these gluten-free and dairy-free Banana Ginger Muffins are both healthy and delicious!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 No mixer
No mixer

Well, now that you’re done baking up these delightful banana ginger muffins, you may be wondering how best to store them. Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered. Here are a few tips on how to make-ahead, store and reheat your delicious gluten-free muffins.

First things first, if you plan on making these muffins ahead of time, you’ll be happy to hear that they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you want to keep them longer than that, consider freezing them. Simply place the muffins in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag and they will last for up to 2 months.

When it comes time to reheat your muffins, preheat your oven to 325°F and place the muffins on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Heat them up for 5-10 minutes, or until they are warmed through. Pro-tip: adding a teaspoon of water or milk to the muffin before reheating can help restore some moisture.

If you’re short on time, you can always microwave your muffin for 10-15 seconds as well. However, be warned that this method may lead to a slightly rubbery texture.

Remember that storing muffins at room temperature will lead to them drying out faster, so make sure to keep them sealed well and in the fridge or freezer if possible. And there you have it! Perfectly warm and delicious banana ginger muffins that taste just as good as when they were fresh out of the oven.

Tips for Perfect Results

Now that you have the recipe for the delicious banana ginger muffins, it’s time to talk about how to make sure you get the perfect results. Here are some tips that will help you achieve the best texture and flavor.

1. Use Ripe Bananas

The ripeness of the bananas can affect how your muffins turn out. Make sure you use ripe bananas that are brown and spotty. These bananas are sweeter and mash more easily, which will help create a moist texture in your muffins.

2. Don’t Overmix

When combining the wet and dry ingredients, be careful not to overmix. Overmixing can overdevelop gluten in the flour, causing your muffins to be dense and tough. Mix gently until all ingredients are just combined.

3. Measure Ingredients Accurately

Accurate measurements are key when it comes to baking, especially when trying to achieve gluten-free results. Use measuring cups for dry ingredients and measuring spoons for liquids. Do not pack your flour into the measurement cup; fluff it up before spooning into the cup and level off with a knife.

4. Adjust Baking Time

Each oven is different, so baking time may vary depending on your oven calibration. Check after 20 minutes and do a toothpick test (insert toothpick into center of a muffin; it should come out clean). If more time is needed, continue baking in 5-minute intervals until fully cooked.

5. Cool Muffins Before Storing or Freezing

After baking, let your muffins cool completely before storing in an airtight container or freezing them. This will prevent trapped moisture, which can cause soggy muffins or freezer burn.

By following these simple tips, your banana ginger muffins will turn out perfectly every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these banana ginger muffins are not only delicious but also a healthy choice. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, and packed with wholesome ingredients like bananas, ginger, and nuts. You can make them ahead of time and freeze them for a quick breakfast or snack on-the-go. These muffins are versatile and can be modified to fit your preferences while still maintaining their nutritional value.

Making healthy choices does not have to mean sacrificing flavor. These muffins are proof that you can have both. So why not give them a try? Whip up a batch of these muffins using the recipe provided, or have fun experimenting with your own preferred ingredients.

Lastly, spread the word about these fantastic banana ginger muffins by sharing this recipe with friends and family who desire gluten-free, dairy-free and organic recipes. Together, we can promote healthy living without compromising the taste.

Banana Ginger Muffins - Gluten Free

Banana Ginger Muffins - Gluten Free Recipe

A step up from ordinary banana muffins.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 232.1 kcal


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup millet flour or 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) or 1/2 cup pecans (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
  • Mix flours, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, and salt together in a medium bowl.
  • In separate medium/large (2 Quart) bowl, crush bananas then add the sugar and mix. Next add oil, vanilla, and eggs then mix.
  • Add dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix, scraping bottom and sides of bowl to make no flours stick. Add nuts if desired.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 91gCalories: 232.1kcalCarbohydrates: 33.2gProtein: 3gFat: 10.3gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 149.8mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 13.2g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Of..., From Scratch, Fruit, Quick Breads, Tropical
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recommended Recipes Just For You