Gluten Free Banana Cupcakes (And Allergy Friendly Too)

These gluten free banana cupcakes are quite moist and tasty; and allergy friendly too!  Not quite a muffin, but not quite a cupcake either, these delightful little cakes have just the right amount of banana flavoring.  I’m actually not crazy about bananas, but I will eat these.

Blog-Banana CupcakesYou could top them with frosting if you would want to make them more cupcake like.  In the following picture I topped them with an experimental frosting.  The frosting didn’t turn out like I was hoping and we scraped it off before eating.  However, if the frosting did turn out, my vote would still be for no frosting on these cupcakes; it just made them too sweet for me.  Besides, not using frosting helps save you calories and sugar intake!

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I have made these three to four times now; each time successfully.  I know you and your family will gobble these up.  Will you eat them with frosting or without?  I would love to hear your comments!

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Edited to add:  If you’d like a frosting recipe you could use this strawberry frosting.  Or you could use this cinnamon buttercream frosting.

Also shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday . Allergy Free Wednesday .

Gluten Free Banana Cupcakes (And Allergy Friendly Too)!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend (spoon flour into measuring cup)
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 T. coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed banana

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.
  3. In a different bowl, combine oil, applesauce, vanilla and banana.
  4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Place batter in 12-14 lined cupcake tins (depending on the size of your tins).
  6. Bake for 27-30 minutes.
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3 Responses to Gluten Free Banana Cupcakes (And Allergy Friendly Too)

  1. Kendra says:

    I’ll have to try those!

  2. G Calkins says:

    Is that 1 and 1/4 cups of white sugar? That seems like a lot what would you suggest for a substitution? Would Coconut Palm sugar work?

    • admin says:

      Yep, forgot to add the word cups in there. It does seem a lot, but it’s actually reduced from the original recipe I adapted this from. I’m not sure if coconut sugar would work since I have not tried it, but it’s worth a shot. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out.

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