In my recent experimentation phase, I came up with these sweet little Gluten-Free Chocolate Muffin recipe. I originally was going to make them into mini bundt cakes, but after tasting the sweet, chocolate-y batter, I decided to make them into muffins instead. (Throw some icing on top and they could be called cupcakes, too!)
This recipe is made with a mixture of almond flour, tapioca flour, and a touch of coconut flour.
From just licking this batter, I would never have guessed that it was gluten-free.
The recipe makes 12 delicious cupcakes. I guesstimate that each little treat is 264 calories. (It didn’t take me long to eat a third of my daily calories just in chocolate muffins!)
Being that there is no gluten, they did sink just a little in the center. But hey – they’re still delicious!
- 1 stick butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2/3 cups almond flour
- 1/3 cup tapioca flour
- 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners.
Place softened butter,sugar, and chocoalte in mixer and beat until creamy.
Add eggs, vanilla, and milk and beat for 1-2 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and mix 1-2 more minutes until smooth.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Lightly tap pan on counter to help batter settle.
Bake 16 - 18 minutes or until done.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
I like to freeze these little gems and pull them out as I need them. I even eat them frozen. For breakfast. Because they are muffins if I want them to be. *wink, wink*
- “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz
- “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Grayson
- “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.” ― Jo Brand
- “If there’s no chocolate in Heaven, I’m not going.” ― Jane Seabrook,
- “The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare…neither knew chocolate.” ― Sandra Boynton