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Banana Rice Flour Muffins
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Banana Rice Flour Muffins

Baking with rice flour is a rewarding endeavor when we find a recipe that actually works!

In this case these rice flour banana muffins hold together really well!

It took a little bit of experimenting and time to create these but it was worth it...


  • 2 c. rice flour
  • 1t. arrowroot powder
  • 1t. salt
  • ¼ t. baking soda
  • 1t. cinnamon

Mix in a separate bowl:

  • 2 mashed bananas
  • ¼ c. water
  • 2/3 c. honey
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ c. oil/applesauce
  • 2t. vanilla extract

Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately then combine. Pour into greased muffin cups (silicon works great!) and place in preheated 375°F oven for 20-40 minutes. Allow the muffins to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.


PS. These muffins freeze great!


*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. BuddhasDelight
    yum, looks great. i can be sensitive to gluten so this is great. it's nice to know it's been tested and approved! voted! :)
  2. Veganara
    Voted. They sound wonderful, I love the idea of using rice-flour too, I bet that gives a lovely light texture! I use it in cupcakes sometimes. I have to point out though (not meaning to be picky, just an observation) that they contain eggs, so they are not actually vegan! I might try this recipe and use flax-seeds in place of the eggs, I should think it would work equally well. I don't know if you have discovered flax-seeds, but when mixed with water and left to "set", they are amazing as an egg substitute.
    1. VeganDozen
      Oh, yes-- I have used flax seed as an egg substitute many times! This recipe is one we've made with eggs during a farming adventure. I definitely agree with using flax seeds as an egg substitute and we think everyone should be open to experiment with different takes on a good recipe!
  3. SnakeWitch
    I agree that it's nice that there are some gluten-free options since wheat can be heavy, and at times it's just nice to vary. Voted! Come check out my new post, Ripe from Around Here: A Vegan Guide to Local and Sustainable Eating (No Matter Where You Live).
    1. VeganDozen
      Yes! Actually our family has been off of wheat for some time, but we've been grinding our own grains for a number of years. It started out as wheat, then spelt, & rice --even 'milling' bean flour.
      1. SnakeWitch
        How about corn?
        1. VeganDozen
          We've never ground the whole kernel corn into flour, but we have used it before. Actually we have a really great cornbread recipe which is made with cornmeal--I'll have to share the recipe sometime soon!
          1. SnakeWitch
            Yes please!
  4. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Yes I am gluten sensitive - thanks for the wonderful recipe! Check out my Romesco sauce post and vote if you like. Voted:)
  5. Anita Vegana
    I voted. This is a nice recipe! If you want, you can come read my article, Vegan Month is November, and vote too!


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