Gluten-Free Banana Blueberry Muffins

Gluten-free Banana Blueberry Muffins

I’ve been making an adapted version of this gluten-free muffin recipe from Happy Mothering for over 5 months now. I love it, but this Grain Mill Wagon Challenge has really pushed me to experiment with freshly ground flours, and other (gluten-free) ingredients to change things up a bit. I’ve never used brown rice flour so much and I had never used tapioca flour until recently! With this particular recipe I branched out from my usual almond meal base, added blueberries, changed up some measurements, and added a sweet topping for good measure! This recipe was not only adapted from Happy Mothering, but also inspired by Gluten Free Goddess’ Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins with Almond Flour recipe. I recommend checking out her other recipes too!

Ingredients {Muffin}

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Ripe Banana, smooshed (medium-large size)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 1/4 Cups Almond Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Rice Flour (Freshly Ground)
  • 1/4 Cup Potato Starch
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spices mix (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, mace and cloves)
  • 4 oz. Fresh Blueberries, rinsed and patted dry

Ingredients {Topping}

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Softened Butter 
  • 3  Tablespoons Brown Rice Flour (Freshly Ground)
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar


1) Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a stand mixer, mix together the eggs, banana, vanilla and maple syrup.

2) In a separate bowl, combine the almond meal, brown rice flour, potato starch, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Slowly add this flour blend to the wet ingredients while mixing on low, until combined.

3) Place 9 baking cups into a muffin pan. Pour batter just 1/3 of the way into each one. Add 4-5 blueberries by hand (this ensures even blueberry placement and consistency, and also helps avoid a messy clump of blueberries while eating! They don’t really sink). Fill up the remainder of each baking cup almost to the top. Add 4-5 more blueberries by hand to the top of each.

Grain Mill Muffins 34) For the topping, combine the butter, brown rice flour and brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle this mixture on top of each muffin between your fingers as even as possible. 

5) Bake for 2022 minutes. Take muffins out of tin as soon as possible to avoid getting soggy.

Makes approximately 9 muffins. Enjoy!

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About The Reynolds Mom

Ashley Reynolds is a gluten free mom of one smart little boy, wife of 7 years to a handsome hubby and lover of all things organic and truly natural. She's a real food enthusiast, semi-crunchy mama that enjoys learning new ways to improve her families' health and wellness goals. You can find her at The Reynolds Mom and also on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge:

As my first experience owning and using a grain mill, I have to say that I'm blown away. The WonderMill Grain Mill is fantastic! It's easy to use, grinds beautifully and is really quite an effortless process. Prior to this challenge I knew at some point I would want to have a grain mill on my "wish list" and I'm thrilled that I have one NOW for several reasons.

First, this challenge has put me in the kitchen, front and center, cooking for my family far more often. I'm glad this is happening sooner rather than later! This challenge has pushed me to new heights in a fun way, and has shown me that I'm really capable of cooking and baking a lot more adventurously than I previously thought.

Secondly, this challenge has offered me the push to try gluten-free flours I've yet to use. Black bean flour? Tapioca flour? YES! New gluten-free ingredients such as these have really made it fun and more interesting in my kitchen!

Lastly, through this challenge I learned that I was probably buying rancid flours from store shelves before. I had no clue! The importance of using freshly ground flours never completely crossed my mind until this challenge. Fresh flours from our WonderMill Grain Mill makes a world of difference in taste, texture and outcome of my recipes!

Thank you WonderMill for challenging me to challenge myself. I'd say, "mission accomplished"!
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