Banana Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins — Gluten-free

These are a family favorite with the sweet flavors of blueberries and bananas making up for reduced sugar. The original recipe Banana Blueberry Buttermilk Muffinscalled for a cup of sugar.

The bananas, eggs and tapioca starch in these muffins help bind the flours together. I find Xanthan gum has a strange taste, so I avoid using it when possible.

Spray or grease the bottom a muffin tin (12). Preheat oven to 400° F.


½ cup coconut oil, melted & cooled slightly

½ cup sugar (You may reduce to 1/3 cup or use honey)

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (gluten-free)

¾ cup buttermilk, or other milk

In a large bowl, whisk the sugar and coconut oil with a fork, add eggs and whisk until slightly frothy.  Add vanilla and milk and whisk until well-combined.

Mix or sift in medium bowl:

1 cup oat flour (gluten-free)

½ cup coconut or sorghum flour

½ cup tapioca starch

½ cup corn flour or brown rice flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

Add flours to wet ingredients.

Mash 2 soft bananas and stir gently into batter. Wash & dry 2 cups of fresh blueberries or use frozen. Gently fold into mixture.

Spoon into muffin tins, and bake at 400° F for 20 – 30 minutes or until well browned on top. Let cool for 15 minutes then remove from tins with a thin spatula.

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