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Update: I had many request for nutritional information and a version of this recipe made without bananas. Check out this post that has 2 versions (one with bananas and one with applesauce) and also has the nutritional information for both recipes.  Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free Mini Muffins {2 Versions}

Oh Yes…A Muffin In Only 5 Minutes!

Hey everyone, Whitney here.  Need a quick fix for that sweet tooth craving? I come from a family who all have a major sweet tooth. Here is a quick recipe to achieve and satisfy that sweet desire all in less than 5 minutes of preparation, without having the guilt afterward.

When I came across this recipe, I was sold when I read “5 minutes.” I was thrilled because I happened to have all of the ingredients.  Surprisingly I had apple cider vinegar,  but this has become a recent staple in the bathroom as a replacement for hair conditioner (that’s a story for another day). 

I certainly can’t take full credit for this recipe.  The recipe was originally adapted from The Sweet Spot. Thank you to Tessa Domestic Diva for additional inspiration! 

Adapting This Recipe To Your Liking

What’s wonderful about this snack is the versatility and flexibility of catering it toward separate tastes in your family. The first time I tried this recipe, I use half peanut butter and half almond butter. 

I adapted the original adapted recipe by adding, you name it, tupelo honey (with a couple other additions). Although I list this in the ingredients as 2 tablespoons, I found myself purposely over-pouring the second tablespoon. Simply add what the amount to reach the sweetness you prefer.

I also used my homemade vanilla extract. This consisted of a mini bottle of vodka and a sliced vanilla bean, which had been hiding in my cabinet. After making it, I simply shook it every couple of days, or so for about 4 weeks before using it for the first time. 

 

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A Rant From Halle 

Hey guys, Halle here!  Thanks so much Whitney for putting together this great post!  Once again, I want to thank my friend Tessa, over at Tessa The Domestic Diva for bringing this amazing recipe to light!

Well if you are like me, these days I like to do everything mini!  I still am a strong believer that everything in moderation (with the exception of allergies or elimination diets).  Moderation is key here folks!

Now am I saying go and eat candy bars, potato chips fried in canola oil, or a stadium hot dog….Oh wait…hey, if you are at a stadium enjoying the all american game, then heck yah…a stadium dog is a must right?

It’s about living people and we can easily taboo certain foods and create a negative relationship with food.  Remember, Live right 80% of the time and your body will compensate and take care of you the other 20% of the time that you don’t.  Whoa…now that was a rant! :)

Lets Make These Things Mini! 

So lets get back to these minis!  Now I just love doing things as minis, especially splurges.  These really aren’t a splurge, they actually are an incredibly protein rich snack that would be great to snack on…

But if you are like me, I just need a taste, or a few bites of something, and that is enough to satisfy any craving I might have.  

So here are my minis, and oh yes I added some chocolate because I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!

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Can You Taste Them Through Your Screen Yet?

I mean really, don’t you just want to dive into these little jewels?  Oh my gosh, the next time I make these, (and trust me there will be a next time) I am going to add some more chocolate!  

Oh and just because…here is one more picture for you to sink your teeth in…you ready to make these things yet?  Only takes 5 minutes to whip up…lets do this shall we?

 Gluten Free and Grain Free Muffins In 5 Minutes! | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

 

Gluten Free & Grain Free Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins or 24 mini muffins

Serving Size: 1 regular muffin or 2 mini muffins

Gluten Free & Grain Free Muffins

Recipe adapted from The Sweet Spot

Ingredients

  • 1 cup nut butter - you can buy nut butters here
  • 2 medium sized bananas (The more ripe, the sweeter!)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (try making your own!)
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey(or other sweeteners such as maple syrup, stevia, etc.)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Toppings: dehydrated unsweetened coconut flakes, raisins, flaxseed, dark chocolate chips, cinnamon, and/or anything else you can think of. I added even more tupelo honey ;) Feel free to lather on apple butter, strawberry preserves, or even more peanut butter. Ever heard of carrot jam? It's very tasty with this snack, too!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor. You can also use a stick blender if you have one.
  3. Blend until well mixed.
  4. Pour batter into a greased muffin tin. You can also use a mini muffin tin to make 24 mini muffins.
  5. Add additional toppings of your choice to each muffin and lightly stir into each cup
  6. Cook time: 15 minutes for full size muffins and 10 minutes for mini muffins.
  7. Reheat in a toaster oven for about 4 minutes at 350 degrees F, or eat at room temperature.

Notes

http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/appetizers-snacks/the-easiest-gluten-free-and-grain-free-muffin-recipe-ever/

 

What whole food recipes with unrefined ingredients have you fallen in love with recently?

 


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About Whitney McNutt

Hi! I’m Whitney. I currently live in Florida, however, I’m originally from Maryland. I am a graduate student working on my Master’s in Business Administration, while also working part-time. I have a lot of passions, some of which include food, green living, and photography. I love learning about new ways to live a healthy, organic, and peaceful life. I look forward to sharing this passion with others.

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112 thoughts on “Got 5 Minutes? Here is The Easiest Gluten Free & Grain Free Muffin Recipe Ever!”

  1. Eryn Lynum says:

    I cannot wait to try these. I love that all of the ingredients are common things that we almost always have in our house. And only 5 minutes? That’s the perfect “I’m desperate for something sweet right now!” snack! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Ani says:

    I am interested to try these!  My brother is gluten free and usually the muffins I make are made of weird flours and extracts.

  3. I’m looking forward to making these! My husband can have bananas, but any suggestions for replacing the bananas so I can enjoy them, too? Unfortunately, bananas & I don’t get along :(

    1. hallecottis says:

      @Rise And Shine Life try chunky applesauce (http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/condiments-sauces/family-friendly-fridays-the-best-organic-apple-pear-sauce-recipe/), just make sure it is thick applesauce, unsweetened.  It should work just fine :)

      1. Mallory says:

        hallecottis how much applesauce should we use? I too cannot eat bananas and I really want to make this recipe! Thanks so much! :)

        1. hallecottis says:

          @Mallory hallecottis I would use 1/2 cup to 2/3 of a cup.  The recipes calls for 2 medium bananas and 1 medium banana = 1/3 cup smashed.  I am whipping up a batch now and will let you know what works.

  4. Lynda Bell Wooden says:

    Cynthia Burdick

  5. Sandy Hayes Schultz says:

    Just put a batch in the oven!

  6. Susie Rodgers says:

    I made some this morning also. Chia seeds and Carob chips.

  7. helkat says:

    I have them baking as I type.. they look great so far.  Can’t wait to taste!

  8. helkat says:

    I would suggest putting them into a paper casing.  I spent more time trying to get them out of the pan than I did making the batch (and i greased well).  Lol

    1. hallecottis says:

      @helkat I used coconut oil and they seemed to be fine for me.  Thanks for the heads up!

  9. mikezielonka says:

    You GO HALLE!  Your “rant” is spot on!!!!!!! :)

  10. Mandi Siccardi says:

    Made these tonight with Enjoy Life mini chips. Had to keep telling my kids “No, you can not eat any more.” They would have eaten all of them had I let them. So Yummy, two thumbs up.

  11. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    Yeah Mandi! :)

  12. Mandi Siccardi says:

    Thanks whole lifestyle for posting. My middle child is gluten sensitive and my oldest son plus myself have the gene to be. I have been searching for a muffin recipe since we have gone grain free in our house. My children thank you.

  13. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    LOVE Mandi, you are so welcome. I am thinking of playing with this recipe a bit and am going to try replacing the bananas with homemade chunky applesauce…maybe and apple spice muffin? :)

  14. Alena says:

    These were a hit at our house.  I used a large ripe plantain instead of the bananas and topped with dark chocolate chips and unsweetened dehydrated coconut. Looking forward to trying more combinations soon! Thanks for the recipe :)

  15. Alena says:

    These were a hit at our house.  I used a large ripe plantain instead of
    the bananas and topped with dark chocolate chips and unsweetened
    dehydrated coconut. Looking forward to trying more combinations soon!
    Thanks for the recipe :) Oh, and I used coconut oil on the pan and had no trouble with them sticking..although I could see it being a possible problem with a well seasoned pan?

  16. Linda Marie Walsh says:

    I just made these muffins. Waiting for the last couple of minutes until they are done. :D My son is celiac and I am sure he will be surprised.

  17. Tami Salzmann says:

    loved these. I used coconut and chocolate chips on top.

  18. thalianm says:

    I’m looking forward to trying this recipe. Looks really, really good and bananas are a fave here. On another note, the printer app you use in this post ended up printing out 3 pages for this one recipe. Might wanna look into changing that. Anyway, thanks.

    1. hallecottis says:

      thalianm thank you so much for bringing that to my attention! :)

  19. WOW, these look amazing! I love a fast easy and delicious looking recipe. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m going to repin this asap :)
    -Dana

    1. hallecottis says:

      Dana at Celiackiddo Thanks for sharing, as always I so appreciate it!

  20. Kate says:

    Definitely going in my recipe book! I love how simple and flexible they are – ideal for brain-dead days (which, let’s face it, is almost every day). One tip, though: if you’re using frozen, overripe bananas, you’re going to want to add 2/3 of a “regular” banana and a pinch more baking soda. It’ll increase the baking time by about 5 mins, too.

    1. hallecottis says:

      @Kate Thanks Kate, glad you let us know this.  I have some frozen mashed bananas that I just pulled out of the freezer!

  21. thtyrell says:

    Can I mix the chocolate chips and/or fruit in with the mix? Instead of just putting them on top. Thanks!

    1. hallecottis says:

      Sure can! I just made a batch tonight and did just that and they turned out fantastic!

  22. made these today using white vinegar? is the apple cider only for health purposes? These were soft and very peanut flavored, which I loved with a glass of milk. thanks for the recipe.

  23. This was delicious! I just made it this evening and I’ll definitely be making them again. Thanks for he recipe. :)

  24. Eryn Lynum says:

    This morning I had a couple of black bananas just about to pass beyond the edible point, so I finally got around to making these muffins. Oh my goodness, these are brilliant! Definitely going to be a new staple in our house!

  25. These turned out amazing! We made some with coconut on top earlier this week: http://allourdays.com/2013/05/5-minute-grain-free-dairy-free-honey-sweetened-muffins.html
    This morning we experimented with orange extract and poppy seeds…yummy! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=518983268163170&set=a.470274879700676.106152.411400858921412&type=1
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe…it’s quickly becoming a regular in our home :)

    1. hallecottis says:

      Allyson All Our Days looks delicious!  Can’t wait to try your version :)

  26. KM says:

    These were amazing! I topped them with dark chocolate, coconut and cranberry. I’m hooked! I can’t wait to try them with chunky apple sauce as a substitute for the bananas. Thanks!

    1. pilatestwit says:

      How were they with apple, we are not a banana loving family either .

      1. hallecottis says:

        pilatestwit
        Update: I had many request for nutritional information and a version of this recipe made without bananas. http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/paleo-gluten-free-grain-free-mini-muffins/ that has 2 versions (one with bananas and one with applesauce) and also has the nutritional information for both recipes.  http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/paleo-gluten-free-grain-free-mini-muffins/

    2. hallecottis says:

      @KM 
      Update: I had many request for nutritional information and a version of this recipe made without bananas. http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/paleo-gluten-free-grain-free-mini-muffins/ that has 2 versions (one with bananas and one with applesauce) and also has the nutritional information for both recipes.  http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/paleo-gluten-free-grain-free-mini-muffins/

  27. JD says:

    Do you think it would be possible to add cocoa powder to make these a chocolate muffin instead? If so, how much cocoa powder would you add??

    1. hallecottis says:

      That should work just fine. I would start with 1 tbsp and work my way up from there. Taste the batter and adjust as needed.

  28. mpjewels17 says:

    How many calories are in one of these?

    1. hallecottis says:

      @mpjewels17Update: I had many request for nutritional information and a version of this recipe made without bananas. http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/paleo-gluten-free-grain-free-mini-muffins/ that has 2 versions (one with bananas and one with applesauce) and also has the nutritional information for both recipes.  http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/paleo-gluten-free-grain-free-mini-muffins/

  29. Jellip99 says:

    Can you use regular butter instead of the nut butter? I don’t own any and only have regular butter in the house at the moment, help please.

    1. hallecottis says:

      Jellip99 regular butter would not work unfortunately.

  30. Janette says:

    Hi. I am looking forward to trying this. Have you tried using lemon juice for the ac vinegar?

    1. hallecottis says:

      @Janette I have not.  If you try it, let us know how it turns out.

  31. Powellburns says:

    Hi
    I can’t get nut butter where I live so what could I use as an alternative please? 
    Thanks, can’t wait to try the recipe!
    Katie

    1. hallecottis says:

      @Powellburns Can you get some nuts and make your own nut butter in a blender?  That would work just fine.

  32. Good post.  These muffins look more like cookie.

    1. hallecottis says:

      @Gluten Free Granola Agree, that one of these picture does look like a cookie, just the angle the photo was shot, I can assure you they are muffins :)

  33. SadieFlynn says:

    Do these come out pretty fluffy? Or are they dense?

  34. Rachel says:

    Good evening!
    I tried to cook them today, but when they had about 13 min in the oven the batter sank in the middle section. Do you know what could be the problem? The flavor was delicious though! 
    Thank you!

  35. hallecottis says:

    SadieFlynn mine weren’t dense at all, but I wouldn’t consider them fluffy either.  They have the consistency of a zucchini bread or other sweet bread

  36. hallecottis says:

    @Rachel I think they rise better as mini muffins.  Also, I noticed that if I use large bananas they sink quicker.

  37. Moondragon007 says:

    Can you use tahini in these? I’m allergic to peanuts and almonds, and cashew butter is dang expensive!

  38. hallecottis says:

    I bet you could but I would add a bit more sweetener if using tahini.

  39. Christie says:

    I just re-blogged these babies! Amazing! I think I did it right with links back. Thanks for sharing!

  40. JenniferLynn says:

    Do these have a strong banana flavor?

  41. pdslk says:

    Thank you for this recipe. I’m going to try it today. If you want to print it, just
    highlight what you want!!

  42. Erin Camden says:

    These are DELICIOUS and very easy to make. I do not follow a GF diet, but my son has a classmate that has celiac disease and I didn’t want to send cupcakes for a party without including this student! My son loved them as well as everyone in the class! They are moist and I love that you don’t have to have any special flour to make it! Thanks!

  43. mmorrow says:

    I’m trying gluten free with my youngest (18 months) and we do a lot of baking. I would hate to give up that time with him and his older brother (21 months) :)
    I did these with 3/4 c. apple sauce and had to add about 5 minutes more to the time to make sure the centers weren’t doughy.
    Thanks for the recipe. The muffins are still too hot to try but the boys are looking forwards to them!

  44. Leesa says:

    thanks for this great recipd! I wanted to make a snack to take for a play date where both of his friends are gluten intolerant. ALL the boys scarfed these down…. no left overs!:-(……and mom wants the recipe. I was so surprised how delicious these were and very few ingredients..,plus normal stuff most people have around the house. will be making these often! Thanks again for a great recipe!

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      So happy to hear that the whole gang liked them :)

  45. Darraha Johnson says:

    My one issue with this recipe is the apple cider vinegar. From my understanding that during the process of making it some how there is gluten introduced. I recently found out I have celiac disease and that was one of the big do not eat items.

    1. Deborah says:

      I’d be interested in hearing more about that.

  46. Maureen says:

    Wow BRAVO! I was very skeptical but gave it a shot and these are great. I added flax and chocolate chips and a little more maple syrup. My family loved them and they are perfect since I’m trying to go gluten-free without them noticing. (Evil laugh). Great for a hit of protein to break up the crackers and cereal I’m trying to minimize. Thanks! I’m sharing on Facebook.

  47. Sabrina says:

    I’ve made this recipe at least four times and we love it! Thank you for sharing this amazing and super fast recipe!

    My oven is an older one, so my cooking time is different. I bake for ten minutes, shut the oven off, then let cool in oven to prevent sinking (about five to ten minutes). It’s worked the last three times.

    I do add shredded coconut and chocolate chips.

    My family has requested to think of ways to moisten them as mine turn a tad dry, so I’m playing with the amount of honey and considering adding applesauce or shredded zucchini in addition to the bananas. If anyone has other recommendations to add for moisture, please share!

    I like high, full volume muffins so I fill the muffin cup slightly over 3/4 full and they always turn out like a store bought muffin! Keep in mind, the yield is affected and you’ll get a few less muffins.

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      zucchini and applesauce would definitely moisten them up!

  48. Matthew Kennedy says:

    I’m cooking them now but I put in gluten free corn meal more bananas and peanut butter and honey and maple syrup and two extra eggs the smell alone is making me drool lol

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      How did they turn out? Sounds good!

  49. Matthew Kennedy says:

    Next time I’m going to use banana mango strawberry and peanutbutter

  50. Tara says:

    Just made these for my two picky eaters (2yr old & 3yr old)…even though they are full of foods they generally like (bananas/peanut butter (didn’t have nut butter)) they still turned their noses up at them…*sigh* I liked them though – just hoping the bananas don’t bother my tummy though! Thanks for the recipe!

  51. kati says:

    Well I figured that since I am making these for the 3rd time this week I should post and say thank you for the wonderful/quick/Grain Free option for my family.

  52. Kristin says:

    I absolutely LOVE these muffins !!!!! I have substituted the banana for applesauce a couple times and they were great !!! I have also used organic peanut butter in place of almond butter, however not as good as the almond butter !! LOVE these !!!

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      So glad you like them! I agree, almond butter has a bit of a sweeter taste then Peanut butter and I feel works better in this recipe.

  53. Mel says:

    I love these I make them a lot and in large batches :) I use peanut butter and some times homemade sunbutter.

  54. Misty says:

    My son and I are going flour free…..I am trying these tonight.

  55. christine says:

    i made these today and LOVED them! they totally satisfied my muffin craving–i recently have started eating gluten-free, and i’ve been majorly missing pastries. Couldn’t believe how healthy, easy & delicious these were–so moist, soft, & perfectly sweet!

    My notes/adaptations:
    - used homemade almond butter for the nut butter :)
    - added about 2 Tbsp ground cocoa-coconut chia seeds, 1 Tbsp ground flax
    - used even a little less than 2 Tbsp honey, & they were still sweet enough because the bananas!
    - added a bit of cinnamon
    - toppings: added dark chocolate chips~makes them so much better, in my opinion! :D

    for those who can eat oats…i think it would be delish if you added some oat flour (just ground up oats)! you would then need to increase the liquid/sweetener a little bit…

    thanks so much for sharing this recipe! will definitely be making these again very soon, & often!

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your adaptations! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  56. Maria says:

    those muffins look delicus but what can I use instead of the nut butter I can’t have nuts right know

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      You could try seed butter

  57. Susan says:

    Haven’t made them yet, but don’t they need almond flour or some other gluten-free flour?

  58. Jeannie says:

    Do these freeze/defrost well?? These sound amazing and I can’t wait to try.

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      Yep they freeze great!

  59. hiba najem says:

    hello, the myffins are so so great thank you so much. just one question, why do you think they fell down when i removed them from the oven? thank you!

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      If they fell, they were not done in the middle of the muffin. Cook a bit longer. If they seem brown already, then reduce the temperature and continue to cook until the center is done.

  60. Lori D. says:

    You have different oven temperatures. You have 400 degrees on this page but on your other page where you post the apple/pear sauce version and the banana version with the nutritional information, you have 375 degrees.

  61. Rachel says:

    These muffins taste really nice, not overly sweet…but love the amount of almond butter in them! Mine did stick to the muffin tin (used coconut oil as suggested) and liner papers for 3 to test that out. The muffins stuck to the papers as well. Did you wait for the muffins to cool completely before removing them from the pan? Love the recipe but half of the muffin where stuck to pan. :(

  62. Daniel says:

    Could you make this as a cake. I like the idea of slicing the size I desire each morning.

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      I am not sure how it would rise. Have you seen my recipe for chocolate zucchini bread. It rises beautifully and certainly you could adapt it to be somewhat similar to that recipe. http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/organic-chocolate-zucchini-bread-recipe/

  63. Laura says:

    These are awesome!! Can not believe there’s not flour in it. It’s sooo light and delicious! Used peanut butter and dark chocolate chunks. Thanks so much!

  64. Hi there, thanks for the glorious speedy GF recipe. Sorry if this has featured in the last 108 comments – BUT, anyone else (including yourself) have them rise wonderfully then sink straight back down into a little dip? Very Sad :( any solutions let me know!

    Ayles

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