Gluten-Free Banana Cupcakes with a creamy, smooth, Nutella frosting put regular Banana Cupcakes to shame. Move over Fat Elvis Cupcakes, there’s a new cupcake in town.
Gluten Free Banana Cupcakes
Can you tell that I love chocolate and bananas? The two together seem to be a theme in my house the past couple of weeks – we’ve had overripe banana’s taking up counter space. So yes, I love chocolate and banana recipes. Especially these gluten free banana cupcakes. They’re perfect in every way.
A classic combination of chocolate and banana’s wrapped up in a delicious and enjoyable treat – these Gluten-Free Banana Cupcakes with Nutella frosting are sure to please any crowd. With only ten ingredients to make and less than thirty minutes to bake, these cupcakes are easy and satisfying.
Before going gluten-free, I used to visit a cupcake shop downtown once a week. Every Thursday they offered a Fat Elvis cupcake. It was basically bananas and chocolate. It was really good, but I always felt like it was missing something.
Now I know what it was – Nutella! The chocolate frosting was really good, but adding Nutella would have brought that cupcake to the next level. Rather than offend them by telling them how to make their frosting, I recreated a gluten-free version for you.
Does Nutella Have Gluten?
No, regular Nutella branded Nutella does not have gluten in it, but some of the cheaper brands do. Make sure to always check labels.
More Gluten Free Banana Recipes
- Banana Toffee Cupcakes
- Gluten Free Banana Cupcakes
- Gluten Free Banana Bread
- Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bread
- Paleo Hummingbird Cake
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How to make gluten free banana cupcakes
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, mashed banana, and buttermilk and continue to beat until combined.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just till combined.
- Divide the batter evenly among the liners, filling 2/3 full (about 1/4 cup of batter per cupcake).
- Bake for 23-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool completely before frosting.
For the full list of ingredients in these gluten free banana cupcakes recipe and the frosting, please see the recipe card below.
Working with Gluten-Free Flours
When working with or measuring gluten-free flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level. Do not scoop your measuring cup into the gluten-free flour. The best method really is to weigh the gluten-free flour but I don’t have the ingredient weights for all my recipes yet.
Like fun and flavorful cupcakes? You might also like my Gluten-Free Root Beer Cupcakes, or my Gluten-Free White Champagne Cupcakes. Looking for something over the top in flavor, then try my Gluten-Free Butterscotch Cupcakes. Perfection.
Did you make these gluten free banana cupcakes? Please leave me a comment below letting me know what you thought.
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Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 5g