If you’re looking for a gluten-free healthy dessert recipe, then you’re going to love these Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Muffins. This grain-free treat is perfect for paleo and clean eating diets.

coconut flour muffins on a cooling rack

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.

Coconut flour is made by drying coconut meat and then grinding it into flour. 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 it in a recipe that calls for wheat flour, because coconut flour tends to absorb a lot of moisture in a recipe.

But, don’t worry! This recipe has been thoroughly tested, and the texture turns out great. Let me show you how to make these grain-free muffins.

ingredients for coconut flour muffins

Recipe Steps

Step One

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.

Step Two

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients including the coconut flour and chocolate chips. Stir and set the bowl aside.

process photos for how to make coconut flour muffins

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Three

Grab another mixing bowl and combine the wet ingredients including large eggs and vanilla extract. Use a whisk to stir together the ingredients.

Step Four

Stir the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Then, divide the batter into your muffin tin wells. I like to use muffin liners, but you don’t have to.

Step Five

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins have turned golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Enjoy these coconut flour muffins warm or at room temperature!

baked coconut flour muffins in muffin tin

Expert Tips & Substitutions

  • If you are on a paleo or dairy-free diet, be sure to use dairy-free chocolate chips in these muffins.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Or, you can freeze any baked muffins in a zip-top bag for up to 2 months.
  • To make Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins, simply replace the chocolate chips with frozen blueberries!

FAQs

Can this coconut flour muffin recipe be made vegan?

I’m not sure because I have not tested it using a vegan egg substitute.

Can this muffin recipe be made sugar-free?

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

What is the texture of coconut flour muffins?

They are surprisingly light and fluffy with a very nice texture.

Can you taste the coconut when using coconut flour?

The flavor of coconut is not as strong as you would think when using coconut flour. However, if you strongly dislike the flavor of coconut, you might want to use a different flour.

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coconut flour chocolate chip muffin with a bite taken out of it

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coconut flour muffins with chocolate chips on a table

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Muffins


Description

If you’re looking for a gluten-free healthy dessert recipe, then you’re going to love these Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Muffins. This grain-free treat is perfect for paleo and clean eating diets.


Ingredients

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  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 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 18-20 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

  1. 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: Grain Free

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

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