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Gluten Free Applesauce Banana Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

When it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day, there’s nothing better than kicking off the day by serving mom breakfast in bed or a glorious brunch filled with all sorts of morning goodies. It’s a day to make mom feel special, to show her how much we care, and to take the things she normally does for us (like cook breakfast) off her plate so she can truly relax.

Muffins are always a lovely addition to breakfast or brunch since they’re easy to make and go with everything. These muffins are not only delicious, but they’re also healthy. They don’t use any oil or refined sugar, and even sneak in some fruit, too!

3 from 9 votes
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Gluten Free Applesauce Banana Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

These muffins are not only delicious, but they’re also healthy. They don’t use any oil or refined sugar, and even sneak in some fruit, too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 150kcal


  • 1 flax egg 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water or 1 large egg
  • ½ cup mashed banana
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cups gluten-free oat flour or oats ground in a blender
  • ½ cup gluten-free quick-cooking oats plus more for topping
  • ½ cup blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • Turbinado sugar for topping (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray (or line with paper liners) and set aside.
  • Combine the flaxseed meal and water and set aside to gel while you prepare the remaining ingredients. (Skip this step if using a regular egg.)
  • Beat together the wet ingredients until smooth. Whisk in the flax egg (or regular egg) and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and stir to thoroughly combine (the batter will be kind of thick, but still stirrable and soft).
  • Fill each cup ¾ full. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with oats and turbinado sugar, if desired. Bake on the center rack for 23-25 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, reheat in a toaster oven or microwave.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Applesauce Banana Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 205mg6%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Applesauce Bananas Dairy Free Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Magazine Mother's Day Muffins Oatmeal Optionally Egg Free
  1. Shannon
    November 8, 2020

    Didn’t turn out at all. Hard on outside and all gooey on inside.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      November 10, 2020

      I’m sorry to hear that. Did you make any substitutions? Are you at a high elevation? I’d like to help troubleshoot, but need some more details.

  2. ericha
    August 29, 2022

    Delicious! I made double batch with 3 bananas, 1 can unsweetened applesauce, eggs, unsweetened soymilk. I used food processor for oats to make the flour. Otherwise followed recipe. Topped with a few sliced almonds and rolled oat flakes (before cooking). They turned out great, moist. My dad and stepdad ( neither would ever eat GF by choice) both loved them, and didn’t think to ask if there were any “strange” healthy stuff. So I didn’t tell them.

    They didn’t rise a lot, and they fell apart (crumbled) a little easiesr than I woudl have liked but if you’re careful, they hold up just fine.

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