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Bananas have a lower water content, more calories and a higher sugar content than most other fruits. They contain sugar in the form of sucrose, fructose and glucose, but they also contain fibre. Consequently, bananas supply an instant yet sustained boost of energy. Additionally, bananas are rich in potassium, a mineral that supports muscle contraction during exercise, and may reduce the risk of cramping. As such bananas make a valuable inclusion before, and during, prolonged and intensive exercise.

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Perfect as a quick breakfast option or as an on-the-go snack, these gluten free banana muffins are sure to be popular with the whole family.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins


  • 250 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp bread soda ensure gluten free
  • 1 tsp baking powder ensure gluten free
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 75 g butter melted
  • 110 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 125 ml buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/gas mark 5.
  • Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the gluten free flour, baking powder, bread soda and xanthan gum.
  • Stir in the caster sugar and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix the melted butter, vanilla extract, eggs, mashed bananas and buttermilk.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
  • Use a spatula to mix until just combined, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases, and bake for 20-25 mins until golden brown in colour.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Keyword banana, gluten free, muffins