Healthy Gluten Free Banana Applesauce Muffins

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Applesauce Muffins

These Gluten Free Banana Applesauce Muffins are fluffy and simple to make!

These Muffins only require a few tablespoons of sugar and 3 ripe spotty bananas for the perfect sweetness!

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Applesauce Muffins

What You Need To Make Small Batch Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • All purpose gluten free flour (I used King Arthur’s and I recommend you use one as well for consistency)
  • baking powder
  • baking powder
  • sea salt
  • unsalted butter (or butter substitute)
  • cane sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • room temp. egg
  • 3 ripe medium spotted bananas
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • your favorite milk chocolate bar
  • optional: collagen peptides
Healthy Gluten Free Banana Applesauce Muffins

What’s The Key To Making These Gluten Free Banana Muffins Fluffy?

The key element in having a fluffy muffin is using cane sugar and the correct all purpose flour.

Gluten Free all-purpose flour differs by brand. I recommend either using the Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur Gluten Free Flour for the best results. Also, don’t swap or lower the amount of cane sugar in these.

Some may think lowering the amount of sugar or omitting it altogether will make for a healthier muffin and yield the same texture, but that isn’t the case. Sugar is one of the key ingredients that can’t be cut out of recipes. It combines with the butter and egg to help the flour rise and by cutting it out or not using the 3 Tablespoons called for, it will likely yield a flatter muffin,

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Applesauce Muffins

Why Should I Ditch The Chips?

Chocolate chips will 9/10 have more sugar, less cocoa butter, and contain stabilizers.

So, in a pinch yes chocolate chips will get the job done, but if you want a rich chocolate in these bars I recommend a nice chocolate bar because you only deserve the best.

Also, when chopping up the chocolate, you can decide how big or small you want the chunks to be.

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Applesauce Muffins

Can I add more than 1 scoop of collagen?

You can, but I would expect the texture to change. It would likely create a flatter muffins and may introduce a gummi-like texture.

I call for one optional scoop of collagen to add just a bit more protein, but any more than that would likely change the muffin too much.

You can feel free to add the collagen or nix it.

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Healthy Gluten Free Banana Applesauce Muffins

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: snack
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These yummy gluten free banana applesauce muffins are simple and oh so fluffy and chocolatey! 



Wet ingredients

  • 3 medium spotty bananas
  • 3 Tbsps cane sugar ( if your bananas aren’t very sweet you may want to add a bit more)
  • 5 Tbsps of melted butter (or butter substitute)
  • 1 large room-temp egg
  • 1 heaping tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup applesauce

Dry Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 Cups all purpose gluten free flour ( I used the King Arthur brand)
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate chunks 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line 12 muffin tins with muffin liners
  2. Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds. When melted, add the egg and sugar to a large bowl and beat it for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the vanilla extract into the large bowl and mix it until combined and set aside.
  4. Mash the spotty bananas with a fork until chunks are minimal. When done, add them into a large bowl and combine with the other wet ingredients.
  5. Add the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) into the large bowl and mix until there is no chunks of flour or baking soda or powder in the batter.
  6. Mix in the chopped chocolate and make it evenly combined in the batter.
  7. Pour the batter into the muffin tins until 3/4 full. Tap the muffin tray against the counter a few times to help the batter even out.
  8. Bake in the oven for 23-25 minutes. The muffins will be ready when you stick a toothpick into the muffins and it comes out with no batter sticking to it.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 days and then store in the freezer after.


Nutrition is estimated.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 216
  • Sugar: 16
  • Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 32
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 4

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