These Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Muffins are scrumptious. They are also dairy-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free making them Paleo friendly as well. Enjoy!
These Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Muffins, that are also grain-free chocolate muffins, are my contribution to this fabulous and fun gluten-free muffin”equivalent” of the other March Madness events. MMM is hosted by Shirley at Gluten Free Easily and will run through Tuesday April 5.
There will be 22 bloggers participating in MMM, so that means 22 delicious gluten-free muffin recipes. There will be daily giveaway throughout the event and an overall giveaway awarded at the end. Fun right?
Update: Although the contest is over, there are still lots of amazing recipes, like these Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Muffins. So, don’t be afraid to check out the old contest and recipes and see if there’s something that would work for you.
These muffins are made with almond flour and a few other simple ingredients. One thing to note about using almond flour is that it is NOT a 1-to-1 for gluten-free flour. It has a lot more protien and fat, and let starch, so it reacts differently in recipes. It’s best stored in the refrigerator or freezer if you’re not going to use it up in a week or two.
Always bring Almond meal or flour to room temperature before baking with it. If you use it cold, it’ll absorb more of the liquid and your batter will be thicker than it should be. And remember, because it’s made from almonds, it can go rancid, so keep track of when you opened the bag.
This year I decided to create a super easy and delicious grain-free chocolate muffin for MMM – named Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Muffins! I wanted to bake up something that would accommodate several dietary restrictions and still deliver an outstanding flavor and pleasing texture. The first thing I thought of was chocolate. How can you go wrong with chocolate?
Do you like simple, chocolatey muffins that are healthy too? Then you’ll love these Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Muffins. They don’t get any simpler than this. There’s a video showing you how easy they are to make.
I am happy to say these muffins are bursting with chocolate flavors making everyone in my house mmm and yummm as we selfishly devoured them (no, seriously, we didn’t share with anyone). These muffins are fluffy, tender, and perfectly palate-pleasing.
They were insanely delicious fresh out of the oven and just as enjoyable reheated the next day. My girls don’t tend to like muffins with almond flour in them and they were so fluffy they couldn’t tell the difference. Shhh, don’t tell them!
If my girls know these muffins are actually healthy they may turn their little noses up at them. I’m going to keep it a secret until they are ready to learn to make them. Just in case.
My Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins and Paleo Snickerdoodle Muffins also make great, filling breakfasts and they both use the same base ingredients. There really is no excuse not to make one of these yummy, healthy muffins for breakfast. To top it all off, all of these paleo muffins freeze well! I often make up extra batches and freeze them for busy weeks, camping, or traveling and they are still tender and delightful.
If you are looking for more protein packed breakfasts, Healthy seasonal recipes has a Tangerine Protein Pancake recipe that is out of this world. If you want to stick muffins, these Paleo Apple Maple Muffins from Texanerin Baking are to-die-for. They are packed with healthy ingredients and bursting with granny smith apples.
Stop back by and let me know what you thought of these Grain-Free Double Chocolate Muffins!