If you’re looking for a grain-free and gluten-free healthy dessert recipe, then you’re going to love these Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Muffins.

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What is Coconut Flour?

Coconut flour is made by drying coconut meat and then grinding it into flour (source). It is gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and quite nutritious.

Coconut flour is a bit of a tricky ingredient to work with, though. You cannot simply substitute coconut flour in a recipe that calls for wheat flour, because coconut flour tends to absorb a lot of moisture in a recipe.

So, it is best to use tried and tested recipes whenever you are using coconut flour. I tested these Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Muffins two times to make sure they are perfect for you.

muffins on a tray with one in front cut in half

Muffin Highlights

I think you are really going to like this recipe. The texture of the muffins is light and fluffy, and the flavor is sweet and rich with chocolate flavor. The nutrition of each muffin is great too. One muffin contains approximately:

  • 190 calories
  • 14 grams carbohydrates
  • 11 grams sugar
  • 3.5 grams protein
  • 1.9 grams fiber
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Instructions

Step One

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, sea salt, and chocolate chips. Stir and set the bowl aside.
Grab a small mixing bowl and combine the eggs, applesauce, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar. Use a whisk to stir together the ingredients.

Step Two

Stir the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Then, divide the batter into your muffin tin wells.

muffin batter in a muffin tin ready to be baked

Step Three

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins have turned golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

muffins on a cooling tray after they have been cooked

Enjoy warm or at room temperature!

FAQs

Can this recipe be made vegan?

I’m not sure because I have not tested it using a vegan egg substitute. I am concerned that it might not turn out right.

Can this recipe be made sugar-free?

Yes, you can use a liquid monk fruit sweetener instead of maple syrup and use stevia-sweetened chocolate chips.

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Other Healthy Muffin Recipes You Might Like (all gluten-free and dairy-free):

Here’s the printable recipe (be sure to leave a starred review in the comments if you make it):

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Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

If you’re looking for a grain-free and gluten-free healthy dessert recipe, then you’re going to love these Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Muffins. 


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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, sea salt, and chocolate chips. Stir and set the bowl aside.
  3. Grab a small mixing bowl and combine the eggs, applesauce, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar. Use a whisk to stir together the ingredients. 
  4. Then, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Use a spoon to fill the muffin tins with the batter, filling each well about ½ full.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins have turned golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Transfer the muffins to a drying rack to cool.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Or, place any leftovers in a zip-top bag and freeze for up to 2 months. 

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Gluten-free, grain-free, paleo

Keywords: paleo muffins, grain free muffins, healthy chocolate chip muffins

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