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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

{Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins}

Hi, Friends!

It has been a while since I last shared a recipe with you all.  I believe my last food post was back in April when I shared the recipe for these amazing Turkey Taco Salad Bowls, Yum!   I will admit I have been in a bit of a food rut, and Derek and I have been eating basically the same meals week after week (think grilled chicken, steamed veggies, baked chicken etc.), not very exciting!  

But, that is all about to change because today I am bringing you the recipe for these sweet little Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins!  Recently I have been playing around with my diet in hopes of soothing some of my food sensitivities and stomach discomfort I experiences when running longer distances (all you runners out there know what I am talking about)!  Anyways, in experimenting with my diet I have dropped dairy completely and am now experimenting with being gluten free.  With these changes came new experimenting in the kitchen, and that is where these sweet little muffins come in!  These are a dairy and gluten free spin off of my favorite Banana Chocolate Chip muffins, and they are slowly becoming one of my favorite afternoon snacks or after dinner treats!   They are slightly sweet, perfectly portioned and studded with chunks of chocolate, what more could you ask for?  I currently have a stock pile of ripe bananas in my freezer so I feel like I have been making these little muffins weekly!

Make them today, I swear they will become your new favorite and  you will find yourself making them again and again and again!

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Brunch N'Cupcakes 
Makes 12 Muffins 

2 Ripe Bananas 
3/4 Cup Oatmeal
1/4 Cup Unpacked Brown Sugar 
1 Egg 
2-3 Tablespoons Dairy Free Chocolate Chunks (I love Enjoy Life Brand)

1- In a medium bowl mash bananas, add brown sugar, and egg and mix until well combined.   Set aside. 
2- In a small food processor or high power blender, blend oats until a fine flour has formed. 
3- Dump oat flour into a small bowl.  Stir in baking soda and baking powder. 
4- Slowly add your oat flour mixture to your banana and brown sugar mixture.  Stir until well combined. 
5- Mix in chocolate chunks and stir till combined. 
6- Divide muffin batter among 12 lined muffin tins and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until muffins are baked through. 

Check out these other delicious recipes from around the web! 
Cooking Light Almond Coffee Cake Muffins (use a vegan butter substitute to make dairy free)
Minimalist Baker - Vegan/GF Carrot Apple Muffins 
Maple Pecan Muffins - All Recipes