Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gluten Free Banana [Blueberry] Muffins

Our church is hosting Financial Peace University right now and Jared is coordinating it. I volunteered to be in charge of refreshments each week and have been trying a few new recipes. I've done my chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, no-bake cookies, store bought snacks (I know, that's odd for me but it had been a busy week), chocolate pumpkin oat cookies, gluten-free peanut butter cookies (literally the best peanut butter cookies ever), pumpkin spice bread bites, and mini apple pies. This week I decided to do some chocolate chocolate chip cookies (cake mix) and gluten-free banana muffins.
You may be wondering why someone who so thoroughly enjoys breads would be interested in a gluten-free muffin recipe. The simple answer is this, I have a friend who is also taking the FPU class and she can't eat gluten. I decided a couple of weeks ago to start attempting at least one GF recipe a week so that she'd have an option.

Anyway, back to the reason for this post, the recipe. I few months back I tried a recipe for Banana Oatmeal Muffins that I'd seen on Pinterest. It was ok but not as good as my usual banana muffins or my favorite blueberry banana bread so I didn't give it much thought after that attempt. But with needing a GF recipe for this week, I decided to revisit the recipe and make some changes.
  • 5 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 2 single serving cups blueberry Greek yogurt (you can use plain, or some other fruit if you'd like, I've also used strawberry)
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4-6 bananas (6 small, 5 medium, or 4 large)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries (optional, I didn't have any yesterday but would have loved to add them), I've also used finely chopped strawberries
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin (liberally) with non-stick cooking spray (I do not suggest using paper liners as these muffins really stick to whatever you put them in).
  2. Place oats in a blender or food processor (I use my awesome 14-cup Cuisinart Food Processor that the hubby bought for $50), and blend until oats are smooth. 
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar, eggs, bananas, and yogurt. Add vanilla, oats, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir in blueberries.
  4. Spoon into tins and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 24.
You can also add cream cheese frosting to the tops for a little extra sweetness. :o)

3 comments:

  1. Hi there. Food on Friday: Muffins and Cupcakes is open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please check out some of the great links there are already. Cheers

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  2. thanks for linking this nice one in to Food on Friday. If you pop back in a while there should be a great collection of muffin and cupcake ideas to check out! The links are coming in thick and fast. Cheers
    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

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