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Black Rice Banana Muffins with Chia Seeds (Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free) | © 2019 |

These healthy black rice muffins with chia & avocado oil are naturally gluten free, refined sugar free, and dairy-free. They’re so tender, fluffy, and very delicious too. Apart from that, they are sweetened naturally with 5 very ripe bananas. Bake a batch for breakfast, afternoon pick me up treat or anytime you have a dessert craving. Feel free to swap the black rice flour for brown rice or white rice flour.

  • 250 g Black rice, milled into flour
  • 30 g Chia seeds
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black salt
  • 1/3 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 5 Very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 30 ml Avocado oil
  • 30 ml Amontillado sherry
  • 80 g Golden raisins
  • 30 g Almond slices for topping
  1. Grease 6-8 jumbo muffin cups with coconut oil or butter. Whisk together black rice flour, chia seeds, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices in a large bowl.
  2. Mash the ripe bananas in another mixing bowl. Add in eggs, avocado oil, and sherry. Stir to combine. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated. Fold in golden raisins.
  3. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Top with almond slices. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  4. Bake the muffins in the middle of hot oven for about 20-22 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the muffins comes out clean. | © 2019 | | © 2019 |


Vicki Bensinger 11/9/19 11:04

Wow Angie I love this recipe. I’ve never used black rice or brown rice flour in a recipe. This looks so healthy and super moist. I have some ripe bananas that had planned on using for banana bread. I think I’ll try your recipe with them instead.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 11/9/19 14:57

Much as I love a good muffin, the carbs are not my friend anymore. Your healthy banana muffins are just the antidote! They are beautiful, too!!

Motions and Emotions 11/9/19 14:59

Angie this gluten free muffins are bomb... superb texture using rice flour...

Kitchen Riffs 11/9/19 15:43

This looks awesome! Really, really creative. And it looks delish! Thanks so much.

Nancy Chan 11/9/19 15:52

I have seen red rice but black rice is new to me. Looks good.

Catherine 11/9/19 17:12

Dear Angie, I would love to try one right about now, mid-morning tea break. xoxo Catherine

Valentina 11/9/19 17:53

So interesting to use black rice. My GF boy would love them, I'm sure. (Me too!) :-) ~Valentina

Evi Erlinda 11/9/19 20:44

Wow, a recipe with black rice! Finally I got one.
These muffins look very healthy and high fiber too.

Natalia 11/9/19 21:22

Oh yum! They look absolutely great, perfect with a cup of tea☺

fran @ G'day Souffle 11/9/19 23:45

Hi Angie, this is Fran from G'day Souffle'. I learned about your blog through Juliana's blog Color Your Recipes and thought I would come across and say 'hello.' Your recipes certainly look unique and delcicious. I'll definitely be making these muffins!

Juliana 11/9/19 23:50

Oh Angie, I love black rice, but never thought in making flour out of it and baking...great recipe and thanks for the inspiration.
I hope you are having a fabulous week!

Kelly | Foodtasia 12/9/19 13:33

Wow, Angie! These muffins are brilliant! So cool that they're made with black rice flour!

Easyfoodsmith 12/9/19 15:15

Love these muffins! They look amazing and baking with black rice is something I never though of but it makes sense coz we make black rice pudding. I would love to give it a go. Pinned!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 12/9/19 15:41

These muffins are so pretty and unique, Angie!! They look so tender and beyond delicious, plus I love that they are free of any refined sugar! I can't wait to give them a try!

Pam 12/9/19 19:37

Yum! Wish I had one to snack on right now.

Kinga K. 12/9/19 22:08

I love banana muffins:)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 13/9/19 00:20

They look so moist and delicious, Angie! The color is gorgeous and I do love banana sweet bread recipes. Have a great weekend!

Gloria Baker 13/9/19 02:09

what amazing and delicious muffins Angie, yesterrday I made muffins but I dont take d pictures, these days Im so tired with kinesiologist and home, I dont know, But I have to do a new post !! hugs

2pots2cook 13/9/19 09:43

Never thought black rice could be used for muffins. Beautiful idea Angie. Keeper definitely !

Eva Taylor 13/9/19 13:25

I love that they are sweetened with bananas! They look seriously delicious!

foodtravelandwine 13/9/19 22:24

WOW! looks great....I will try to make them......Abrazotes, Marcela

Anca 15/9/19 11:53

The muffins sound really tasty. I have some rice flour, so I might make these. :)

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 17/9/19 02:03

The muffins look delicious. The black rice flour sounds wonderful

tigerfish 17/9/19 03:04

This is another winner muffin, especially using black rice.

Pola & Cleme 17/9/19 15:37

Look wonderful this muffins, love it!

Noob Cook 4/10/19 09:10

who says muffins can't be healthy? Loving all the healthy ingredients option for this bake.


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