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Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins




1 large very ripe banana, mashed
3/8 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/8 cup oil (I used canola)
5/8 cup rice flour (I used organic white)
2 TBS chopped walnuts + 1 TBS for garnish
3/8 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp xanthan gum (optional)




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 8 muffin cups with liners or spray with PAM.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the banana, sugar, vanilla, egg and oil until very well mixed.
  3. In another medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients, including 2 TBS nuts.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until all is well incorporated.
  5. Scoop evenly into 8 muffin cups and sprinkle tops with reserved nuts.
  6. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  8. Enjoy!