Our family has various food intolerances. My husband is sensitive to gluten and dairy. My youngest has similar sensitivities as well as sensory issues. So I experiment in the kitchen to come up with great-tasting food.
This morning I whipped up these Peanut Butter Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips. It is gluten free and I use goat milk so I believe that also means it’s dairy free.
The fragrance that comes out of the oven is just heavenly!
My approach to baking is from what I learned from commercial cooking classes. You mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately, then combine the two. I also bring the eggs to room temperature, it helps the eggs expand in the batter and create a more fluffy muffin.
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips
Time: 35 minutes (15 minutes to prep and 18-20 minutes to bake)
Servings: 12 muffins
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/2 cup goat milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup gluten free flour
3/4 cup gluten free oat flour
1/4 cup ground pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Then slowly combine the dry with the wet ingredients. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
- Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
- I use Pamela’s Gluten Free, Artisan Blend, Dairy Free flour. However I’m sure other gluten free flours will work for this recipe
- I grind my oats and pumpkin seeds in a Vitamix blender. This gives the muffins a smoother texture. If you don’t have a blender there is oat flour available at the store, I believe it’s the Bob’s Red Mill brand.
- I add pumpkin seeds for the nutrition. They have zinc, iron, fiber and protein. If you don’t have pumpkin seeds you can substitute something else like sunflower seeds or more peanut butter.
- I use goat milk but other types of milk such as almond or soy can be used.
- I also use coconut oil but other oils work fine.
- My youngest didn’t care for the chocolate chips, it made the texture “bumpy”. So next time I will omit the chips. If you have a sensory kid you may want to do the same.