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1 2 muffins or 1 bread

Prep time:

20 minutes

Time to bake

55 minutes or 28 minutes for muffins

Good for:


Banana Bread- or muffins

Borrowed and adjusted from gluten free baking. make this as a bread or as 12 muffins. I freeze these in portions and bring one when i am on the go for a full day.


3/4 cup mix haselnuts, pecan and walnuts- what you prefer- chopped
1/2 cup teff flour
1/3 cup corn starch
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup gluten free oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tsp sesame seeds
1 1/2 6g baking powder
1 tsp or 2 g of agar agar/ unflavored
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamon
165 g salted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 large egg at roo temperature
2 tbsp or 59 ml cottage cheese small curd or butter milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup of rum
2-3 mashed green bananas


Step 1

Chop the nuts and set aside for later.
preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
line a set of muffin forms if using or prepare the bread form with liner.

Step 2

Mix sugar and butter in your stand mixer-beat on low to combine, raise to high speed and beat for 3-5 minutes until light.

Mix well the remaining dry ingredients (flours, oats, starch, baking powder, agar, Xanthan gum, cinnamon, salt, and cardamon) in a bowl and set aside.

Step 3

Add the egg, mashed bananas, rum and buttermilk (or cottage cheese) to the sugar and butter mix and beat at medium speed until smooth.

Step 4

Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until once again mixed well- about 2 minutes.
Add the nut mix and combine.
At this point if your dough is very wet, you can add a tbsp of extra oats. just do not overdo it.

Step 5

Share in the muffin forms and bake in the middle of the oven for 35 minutes or until light brown and a tooth prick comes out clean.
If you bake this as the banana bread bake for 55 minutes. You can cover after 30 minutes with foil if it gets too brown.
Let cool completely and serve- or freeze.


The green bananas rather than ripe make this more friendly for FODMAP, but it is not for free eating, which is why I like the muffin version. It helps with the portion size.

The original recipe calls for 1 full cup of sugars (brown and white mixed) and no maple syrup. I think it becomes like a sweet cake, which is not FODMAP friendly, but that is an option if you are okay with sugars.

You can add chocolate chips instead of the nuts or add a slice of banana on each muffin- or even add a sprinkle of your favorite seeds. Use this as the most savory of the versions.
You can add the chocolate nips or pumpkin seeds or even poppy seeds as well.

I keep going back to my original version, which is a bit on the savory side and the rum adds a nice touch.

You can use rum extract mixed with water for the alcohol-free version.

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