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Buckwheat Flour Chocolate Banana Muffins

Buckwheat Flour Chocolate Banana Muffins are nutritious, naturally gluten-free and made with wholesome ingredients (like buckwheat flour) all while being incredibly chocolatey and delicious.

While developing this muffin recipe, my goal was to replace white all-purpose flour found in most muffin recipes with a blend of oat flour and buckwheat flour. You won’t miss white all-purpose flour in these muffins at all!

Buckwheat flour lends a nutty flavour that compliments these double chocolate banana muffins so well and oat flour adds a lightness, making the muffins more tender. These muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack! Enjoy!

Use Truly Overripe Bananas For the Best Flavour 

Using overripe bananas is so important for a delicious tasting banana muffin or banana loaf. As a banana ripens, it develops more and more sweetness. Don’t underestimate when a banana is at the perfect level of being ripe enough for baking. (Below is an example of a banana that I would consider to be at the perfect stage for baking.)

When I go to the grocery store, I buy bunches and bunches of bananas, more than we could possibly eat. I let them ripen on the counter and when they’re overripe, I peel and freeze them in freezer safe bags to have around for baking or smoothies. It’s so convenient!

Example of overripe banana for making the best banana bread.
My Double Chocolate Banana Bread has a generous amount of chocolate chips and cocoa powder in the batter. It is sweetened with mostly maple syrup and bananas. The key to really good banana bread is seriously overripe bananas. Look at this photo for what I consider to be a good example of an overripe banana.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Baking With Buckwheat Flour and Oat Flour

What Are The Health Benefits of Buckwheat Flour?

Is Buckwheat Flour Gluten Free?

Yes, buckwheat flour is gluten-free. Surprisingly, buckwheat is closely related to the rhubarb plant. Buckwheat is not a grain at all!

Is Oat Flour Gluten Free?

Oat flour is naturally gluten free. If you have a gluten allergy, it’s important to read labels and make sure the oat flour was manufactured in a certified gluten free facility that doesn’t also process products containing gluten. Most oat flour is certified gluten free.

Can I Make Oat Flour At Home?

Yes, if you don’t have any oat flour at home but you have oats, then you’re in luck! It’s super easy to make oat flour. Just blend dry oats in a blender until you have created a very fine flour. I run the blender several times, making sure to scrape down the sides and the bottom. Then I blend again to make sure the oats have all been incorporated into flour.

How to Make Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Flour Muffins

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin with muffin liners. (I used extra large size muffin liners)
  • Blitz oats in a blender into oat flour. Carefully measure out one cup of oat flour and add it to a medium-sized mixing bowl. (Or use one cup of purchased oat flour.)
Homemade oat flour on a plate.
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  • Combine all dry ingredients together with the oat flour and whisk together well.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together the sugar and melted coconut oil.
  •  Add in room temperature eggs one at a time. Whisk in milk and mashed banana.
  • Stir together dry ingredients and wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Distribute the batter evenly between the muffin tins. Top each muffin with a few pieces of chopped chocolate. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

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Make Chocolate Buckwheat Crepes! Perfect to fill with your favourite topping.

Introducing… the perfect gluten-free chocolate dessert crepe! These chocolate buckwheat crepes are so easy to make. Buckwheat flour is a naturally gluten-free flour and it has a great flavour! Buckwheat flour lends a nutty flavour to these delicious crepes that really complements the cinnamon and chocolate. I fill these Chocolate Buckwheat Crepes with my chocolate cream cheese filling and bananas.

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Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Muffins

Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Flour Muffins

These Buckwheat Flour Chocolate Banana Muffins are nutritious, naturally gluten-free, made with wholesome ingredients (like buckwheat flour) AND they are incredibly chocolatey and delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, british
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder optional

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup whole milk dairy free milk if desired
  • 1 cup mashed banana overripe
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

To Top The Muffins

  • 3 oz bakers chocolate chopped

Instructions
 

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin with muffin liners. (I used extra large size muffin liners)
  • Blitz oats in a blender into oat flour. Carefully measure out one cup of oat flour and add it to a medium-sized mixing bowl. (Or use one cup of purchased oat flour.)
  • Combine all dry ingredients together with the oat flour and whisk together well.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together the sugar and melted coconut oil.
  •  Add in room temperature eggs one at a time. Whisk in milk and mashed banana.
  • Stir together dry ingredients and wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Distribute the batter evenly between the muffin tins. Top each muffin with a few pieces of chopped chocolate. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Keyword breakfast food, Chocolate, chocolate muffins, gluten-free, healthy muffins, Healthy snack

‘Til next time,

Christy

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Hi! I’m Christy, a happy wife and mother to three boys, a nutritionist, a food lover and a Canadian. Creating and experimenting in the kitchen is my idea of an afternoon well spent. To me, a clean kitchen is an empty canvas of possibility and that means my kitchen never stays clean for long. My dream is that one or more of the recipes I share here will inspire you, perhaps even becoming a cherished family favourite.

3 Comments

  • Meemz

    Hello,
    I love the ingredients in your recipe but I would like to use a natural sweetener. Can I use honey instead of the sugar or will that not work?

    • Christy Faber

      Thanks for your comment! I’ve never tested these muffins with maple syrup or honey. I think it would work though. These muffins will definitely work with coconut sugar if that’s an alternative to brown sugar that you enjoy! Hope this helps.

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