Gluten Free Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins are kind of a new creation. These muffins are different than your typical “muffin.” That’s with good reason too. They need to be. We’re not saying that traditional muffins aren’t good. On the contrary some are too good. But, if you are one of the unfortunate souls who has trouble with gluten, you deserve to have yummy foods too.
Gluten Free Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins are absolutely delicious!
Being completely honest here, this recipe is kind of going to be not the most exact in proportion to what was really planned. The reason we are sharing that with you is because it’s real.
The ‘Interesting’ Adventures of Making Gluten Free Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins
How many times have you went to make something and figured out you didn’t have enough of something or maybe didn’t have one ingredient? What did you do?
Used to we would just pack it up and not make it at all.
Then…if you were lucky you’d remember the ingredient when you went to the store next.
Well, that’s not the way we do it anymore. Over the years we’ve learned to adapt and go with the flow. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, but more often than not, the dish will turn out even better or at least as good with our little substitutions.
Even in our pictures here we will tell you the mess ups and imperfections because after all, this is real and this is life. It just ain’t perfect.
You see here in the picture all of the ingredients minus one. The walnuts are not there because we completely forgot to add them into the picture. They did make it into the muffins though. Just wanted to let you know, they didn’t get totally forgotten. 🙂
Here are a couple of the other flub ups we made during the process of this batch, but it all turned out quite yummy in the end.
Honestly, we didn’t know gluten free could taste this good!
Hey…no kidding, even the kids enjoyed them and wanted more so you know we are doing something right.
You see that little bitty line of maple syrup at the bottom? Well, that needed to be 1/4 cup. Guess what? It wasn’t. So what came to the rescue? Honey, of course. Good old fashioned local made honey. Thus the funny notation you will see in the recipe.
Oh yeah, we had one more mishap during this yummy creation. We ran out of old fashioned rolled oats. When you need 2 cups and you only have one or so, well, you just have to improvise. And what comes to the rescue, well, quick oats of course!
Just in case you are wondering, we verified that oats are gluten free. That said, some oats may be processed in plants where gluten products are made so they may get cross contaminated. So, if you are super duper sensitive, you will want to buy certified gluten free oats, to be safe.
That’s kind of our fiber picture just so you know.
Here you see the dairy and spices portion of the ingredients. Nothing fancy but nice to see none the less. In case you can’t tell, this is just plain old how to make it kind of cooking.
Now…don’t these just look scrumptdelicious?
They taste even better than they look. Best of all, they are good for you too. AND they won’t hurt you, if you are gluten intolerant.
Now let’s get on down the page to the recipe so you can go make some yummy muffins for your family now!
These super yummy Gluten Free Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins only take 10 minutes to prep.
- 1¾ cups milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup 0r ⅛ cup maple syrup & ⅛ cup honey
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups rolled oats or ¾ cup rolled oats & ¾ cup quick cook oats
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts
- 3 bananas, sliced or chopped
- brown sugar as desired for topping
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease 18 muffin tins (regular size) or 12 regular tins and 12 mini tins.
- Mix the first 7 ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add in chopped bananas and beat to chop up the bananas even more.
- Next stir in the oats and walnuts.
- Divide the mixture among the tins.
- Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with brown sugar as desired.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Use dull knife to loosen edges around muffin before removing from pan. Wait about 10 minutes after removing from oven to remove from pan.