Low Fat Gluten Free Muffin Recipe

I found a low-fat muffin recipe online that I modified to be gluten free and wanted to share. Fill your kitchen with the aroma of these sweet banana muffins! Enjoy them plain or add in some raisins or a sparing amount of mini chocolate chips for an indulgent treat!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Total Time: 37 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free flour
  • 1/4 cup finely ground mesquite flour (if available – if not add addtl all-purpose flour)
  • 3/4 cup sugar or Splenda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup canola oil – You may sub a small portion of the oil with applesauce to lower the fat
  • 2/3 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 small ripe bananas, mashed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a non-stick mini-muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper cups.

In a large bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon  together. Make a well in the center.

In a medium bowl, combine canola oil (and applesauce if used), milk, egg, vanilla. Add wet ingredient to dry mixture, followed by mashed bananas. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.

Fill mini muffins cups two-thirds full. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Optional extras to fold into the batter: 1/2 cup raisins, 1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips.


About GlutenFreeAZ

I've been gluten free since 2002 and want to help educate people and support the gluten free community.
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