Do you have a friend who has Celiacs disease or some form of Gluten intolerance? In this day and age who doesn’t? It seems like gluten allergies are popping up left and right! And, unfortunately for them most of the recipes that people bake are swarming with gluten!
I actually live with a friend who has had Celiacs disease for about 7 or so years! Although she is probably used to it by now, I can only imagine how annoying it is for her when she walks in at night and smells a fresh batch of cookies knowing she cannot have them. It always makes me feel a bit bad knowing about 95% of what I make is gluten filled. I always have the intention to make her something but it often falls through.
Up until this past week, every time I made something gluten free it was from a box. It always pains me to crack open those boxes, mix in a few eggs and water, and then bake. Its just not the same. And to me, a person who loves to bake, it feels like I’m cheating myself and the person i am making it for. However, in the past the thought of making something gluten free would force a huge dark cloud over my head- What if I did something wrong? What if gluten slipped in somewhere and I got a friend sick? I would hate to mess it up.
However, this week I put this fear a side and started exploring a new field of baking which I had yet to do. I did this by making a few different things as well as Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Below is the recipe.
Hope it brightens up your gluten free friend as much as it did mine :p
Sorry for the lack of photos of each step, I made this recipe before I had this blog in mind.
Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tbs vegetable or sunflower seed oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 dark chocolate bar- chopped
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In small bowl, whisk together eggs, bananas, sugar, applesauce, oil, and vanilla
- Pour wet batter into dry mix. Mix. Stir in chocolate.
- Bake in greased muffin pan for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.
I was a little nervous about how they would turn out.
But they actually turned out great 🙂