By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On January 15, 2023
These scrumptious Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins are simple to make, and ready to devour in less than thirty minutes. A fresh-baked, tender, chocolatey paleo muffin that's healthy and satisfying.
In this post we're covering how to work with almond flour when making almond flour muffins, how to make paleo muffins, what sweeteners to use when making paleo muffins, storing paleo muffins, and what chocolate chips are paleo.
Do you love grabbing a healthy chocolate chip muffin for breakfast? My Paleo Chocolate Muffins are super tasty and healthy. If you’re more of a blueberry muffin person you’ll want to make my paleo blueberry muffins.
For more breakfast ideas you’ll want to check out my Gluten Free Breakfast section.
Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins
Are you looking for a simple, healthy paleo muffin recipe. One that you can whip up in less than five minutes in the morning? I love easy recipes, especially ones that I can throw together in a flash.
With two little ones at home, and us having to get out of the house early each day, I usually bake up a batch of paleo muffins on Sunday night.
Depending on what we did over the weekend, I don't always get around to making a batch of paleo muffins.
That's when I turn to easy paleo muffin recipes.
Almond flour muffin recipes with minimal cleanup, take only a few minutes to throw together, and can be done baking by the time I get out of the shower (I don't take super long showers).
I've been relying on Paleo chocolate chip muffins lately and have been switching them out for regular gluten-free muffins. So far my girls haven't noticed. They love these healthy chocolate chip muffins.
These Paleo Chocolate Chip muffins are a spin of my Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Muffins. While my kids love my Double Chocolate Muffins (who doesn't love double chocolate?), they've been asking for paleo chocolate chip muffins.
These are basically almond flour muffins made with real ingredients.
These scrumptious paleo muffins taste like traditional bakery style gluten-free muffins, but without the refined sugar. The Rodelle Vanilla Extract brings all the flavors together and lends a vanilla flavor like no other.
These paleo muffins are not only bursting with Madagascar vanilla, they're also full of healthy fats and proteins, making them an ideal paleo chocolate chip muffin for those who are looking to enjoy healthy foods.
What can I use instead of Honey in paleo muffins?
You can use maple syrup, agave or a sugar free syrup in this recipe in place of the maple syrup. Just note that the flavor will be different. Maple syrup tends to be mild in flavor while still adding a touch of sweetness.
These are essentially almond flour muffins. 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 less 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 almond flour muffins 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.
Can I use an egg replacer?
I haven’t tried using an egg replacer in this paleo muffin recipe because of the amount of eggs that it calls for. I have had others comment on similar recipes that chia egg and flax egg worked well, but the almond flour muffins didn’t rise as much.
When I made these Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins last week (test batch), my girls said they were their new favorite paleo muffin and that they wanted me to make them every week. Although they are tasty, I'm also working on a banana walnut version that I hope to have up in the next couple of weeks.
Can I use other sweeteners to make paleo muffins?
I haven't tested this, but I can assume that most granulated sweeteners, including regular cane or brown sugar, will work in this recipe. Liquid paleo sweeteners should also work.
What chocolate chips are paleo?
- Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips are considered Paleo Friendly
- Lily's makes a keto and paleo friendly chocolate chip
- 90% dark chocolate, chopped
- Paleo Chocolate Chunks
You really want to look for brands that only use cocoa and sugar. Avoid cheaper brands of chocolate chips that have extra ingredients.
How long will paleo muffins last?
I highly suggest eating these paleo chocolate chip muffins within a few days. They will keep well for about 5 days in an air tight container or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
More Paleo Recipes:
If you love these paleo muffins, you might like more of our paleo recipes.
Paleo Apple Crisp - Learn how to make the perfect paleo apple crisp! With a crunchy sweet topping and tender, tart apples, this paleo apple crisp recipe is quick to make and its grain-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
Paleo Pumpkin Bread - This tender, flavorful paleo pumpkin bread is simple to make, and it only uses a handful of ingredients. The only question is, do you like to add chocolate chips to your almond flour pumpkin bread?
Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes - These Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes are tender, rich and packed with healthy fats and protein. Top these paleo almond flour cupcakes with your favorite paleo frosting or mine.
Paleo Cornbread - A corn-free paleo cornbread that's tender, flavorful and it actually tastes like cornbread. For anyone who is looking for a good grain-free cornbread recipe you're going to love how easy and delightful this almond flour cornbread is.
Paleo Pancakes - A Paleo Pancake Mix Recipe that is simple to make, a tried and true grain-free pancake recipe, and can be made right away, or stored for future use. Dairy-free, and refined-sugar free, these paleo pancakes are fluffy and the perfect start to any morning.
Paleo Banana Muffins - These scrumptious Paleo Banana Muffins are simple to make, and ready to devour in less than thirty minutes.
Paleo Apple Cake - One bowl paleo apple cake that's tender, rich with apples and cinnamon, and simple to make. This paleo apple cake recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free.
Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Muffins - Grain-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo friendly. These paleo chocolate zucchini muffins are tender, chocolaty, and perfect for breakfast or snack.
And don't forget about the Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Muffins I mentioned above, they are a paleo muffin as well. Looking for more breakfast treats that are healthy? Food Fanatic has a scrumptious Paleo Pumpkin Waffle, and Texan Erin has a lovely recipe for Paleo Apple Muffins.
Looking for more paleo recipes, like these paleo chocolate chip muffins? Leave us a comment below and let us know.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a cupcake pan with 12 paper liners; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Add coconut oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter evenly into your paper liners.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the center is set.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Serving Size:1 paleo muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g