• Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger: Banana Chocolate Muffins (gluten free, dairy free)

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    by Ellen on November 5, 2010 · 18 comments

    This is a gluten free recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Muffins. I’m happy to report that it represents the best of many worlds. First of all, it contains chocolate. Say no more. You agree, yes? Second, the recipe calls for Almond Flour, so it is a grain free recipe as well. Thanks to Elana Amsterdam of Elana’s Pantry, almond flour is on the gluten free map in a big way. Third, it has bananas. There are certain partners, from a culinary perspective, that when thrown together make lovely music. Chocolate and bananas is one of them. I also wouldn’t turn my nose up at chocolate and peanut butter or chocolate and almond butter or chocolate and raspberry. Next on my chocolate docket: check out these babies! I could continue, but I think you know what I mean. I bet you love chocolate too. Don’t you??!!!

    As you might have imagined, I have no will power when it comes to chocolate. I’m talking none. Zero. Nada. And if it’s dark chocolate, fuggetaboutit. So when I saw this recipe on Glugle Gluten-Free’s blog, I printed it pronto, and I knew that it wouldn’t be gathering dust in my pile of must-make-very-soon gluten free recipes. I made a mental note to make the muffins and post about it as part of the AMAZING Book of Yum’s October Adopt A GF Blogger event. I’ve participated once before when I adopted Carol from Simply…Gluten Free and made her Salt and Vinegar Roasted Kale Chips and blogging about them here.

    I met Tia, author of the Glugle Gluten-Free blog, at the blogher ’10 conference in San Francisco last month. It was a fantastic experience on so many levels. But the best part of all was meeting so many of the gluten free bloggers that I’ve admired only from my computer screen. After meeting them, I quickly learned that in addition to having gluten free in common with me, they are all really nice people. So nice in fact that one of them, Tia, brought everyone a whole pile of homemade gluten free muffins (both Banana and Banana Chocolate) on the second morning of the conference. As soon as I took one bite, I knew these would be in my future. When I returned home from the blogher ’10 conference, I immediately found Tia’s recipe and couldn’t wait to make them.

    Tia posts about gluten free living and eating. She is a gluten free blogger who wants to help others learn that gluten free living, whether you have Celiac or are gluten intolerant or gluten sensitive is more than manageable. I’m so glad I met her and now consider her one of my good gluten free buddies! Thank you Tia!

    { 17 comments… read them below or add one }

    glugleglutenfree November 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Ellen,

    Thank you, so much! That was a wonderful post. And I am so glad you like the muffins. We always seem to have them around here.

    I feel so bad because I didn't adopt anyone this month. It's been chaos here. Oh my! I keep using that excuse so much that I'm rolling my eyes at myself. :)

    Enjoy the muffins. I am working on a pumpkin version, if you like pumpkin at all.

    xoxo,
    Tia

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    I Am Gluten Free November 6, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I LOVE pumpkin. Can't wait to see your version. I know that old eye-rolling trick. I've perfected it!!!

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    Yuri Richardson November 6, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Shalom–I see that you love chocolate. Have you heard of Carob? If not, than check it out. I do not believe there are many people out there that like chocolate as much as I did. I mean…I'll eat it like someone eats their breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    When I learn more about chocolate and the bad effects it had on me; I knew I had to stop having it. I learned about carob; and was happy to notice that it tastes very similar to chocolate, but without the high refined sugar.

    Shalom

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    Ricki November 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    They sound great! And I just havppen to have a bunch of overripe bananas on hand. . . yay! I've been horrible with the AaGFB event. . . never seem to get it together on time to adopt someone. Next time! :)

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    Tasty Eats At Home November 7, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Yum! These sound great and are right up my alley with the grain free thing.

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    Alisa Cooks November 7, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I loved those muffins!!

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    sea November 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I'm so jealous! I started eating nuts again with pediatrician's blessing shortly after Blogher, but what a bummer I barely missed Tia's yummy muffins AND Elana's almond chocolate chip cookies at the event. Oh well, better luck next year. I guess I'll just have to make some batches at home!

    Thanks for joining us!
    -Sea

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    Sophie November 11, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I also loved her chocolate muffins, ..they tasted fab!

    A beautiful ode to her lovely blog!

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    glutenfreeforgood November 13, 2010 at 10:18 am

    These muffins look wonderful and I like the idea of such "allergy-free" ingredients. You've also inspired me to take some time to figure out this "adopt a GF blogger" event and participate one of these days. I've never done it, but keep thinking I will. You've prompted me to make the leap. Not sure when, but I'm poised to think about it anyway. :-)

    I'm with you on the chocolate love. I think it's in our girlie DNA.

    Peace, love and choco-muffins.
    Melissa

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    I Am Gluten Free November 13, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Yuri – I have heard of carob, in fact I just bought some. You remind me that I could give these muffins a try with the carob. Thank you!

    Ricki – hey, I know what you mean. I actually did the AaGFB two months in a row – a first for me!

    Tasty Eats At Home – I've been experimenting a lot with grain free. It's really easy and very satisfying.

    Alisa – yes, they were pretty delicious at blogher'10!

    Sea – you must try them, now that you can use these ingredients. Let me know!!!

    Sophie – yes, Tia is the best! We met at blogher'10 and I immediately felt a connection with her!

    Melissa – you go girl. I'm so glad to know that I've inspired you to participate in Sea's event. It's fun, and really not that labor intensive at all, once you decide to take the plunge. Good luck!

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    Shaunna December 14, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I cannot find the recipe for the chocolate banana muffins… am I not looking in the right place? They sound so yummy, I wanted to try and make them :) :)
    Shaunna

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    Bekah Corbett January 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    These look amazing! Just got diagnosed last week and need all the advice I can get! Thanks do much!

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    David Verdo May 26, 2011 at 3:47 am

    These muffins are looking so good. I think nothing is better than this.
    Gluten Free

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    Gluten Free Diva June 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Yes, muffins. There's always room in my tummy for one of them. Or two:).

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    Katie April 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I am also gluten-free and I must say I enjoy my food even more than before! I find gluten-free cakes more tasty than wheat ones and plus I feel great after eating them! I am also really glad there are more people like me around;)

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    Ellen April 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Hey Katie…it does feel nice to know that there are others like us, for sure. So glad you stopped by.

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    cindy moustafa October 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I don’t see the actual recipe–can you tell me where I might find it so i can try this recipe :)

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