June 3rd 2010
archived under: Dessert, Grain Free, Meatless, Recipes

My foray into baking with nut butters began with this gluten-free grain-free muffin recipe. It was delicious, but as I mentioned, the next day they were a tad dry (easily remedied by spreading on some butter). In my next incarnation of the grain-free cake recipe, I added a banana, which rectified the dryness completely.

With this version, I took things back to a cupcake/muffin but added cocoa to make a double-chocolate treat.


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Throw in the stand mixer (or mix with an electric hand-mixer):

  • About a cup of nut butter (almond, peanut, macadamia, whatever)
  • 3 eggs
  • About 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 very ripe banana (I didn’t even bother cutting it up – the mixer did a good job pulverizing it)
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • Then when everything else is combined, about 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Fill oiled muffin tins about 2/3 full with the batter and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


As a general rule, frosting isn’t a big part of my life. I just really don’t care that much about it to go through the extra steps of making it. But with the addition of a dark chocolate ganache or a cream cheese frosting, this would be an awesome birthday treat or other special occasion “cupcake.”


As they are, they’re a great everyday muffin. Enjoy one for breakfast, or pop one in your child’s lunchbox for a sweet treat.

Kathy (1 comments)

After years of unhealthy eating I am pre-diabetic, so I can’t eat these but I’m looking for better choices to give my family especially my grandson. These were fantastic, I used peanut butter and my grandson loves them as well as my husband. They have the tender soft texture of a muffin made with flour. I love your blog, thanks.

Pavlina (1 comments)

Not good :( I used walnut butter, they tastes strongly of banana and nobody liked them. An expensive mistake.

Jaeny (3 comments)

Being gluten free isn’t really necessary in my family, but with all these great recipes! lol, I’m sticking to your site. 😉

Kelly (1 comments)

Congrats on your little one. This recipe is deadly. I inhaled most of them before my husband found them 😉

Whitney L. (3 comments)

These are yummy and easy…thank you!
The crumb is great and they got thumbs up from both my boys and me.
Whitney L.

Amy Lynne (10 comments)

My son saw these while I was looking at your blog and asked me if we could make them sometime. I made them today and they are great! We don't have any celiac issues, but we love simple, tasty foods. Thanks for the great recipe!

Whitney (3 comments)

Oh Darn it! I was going to try to not have chocolate this week…not a choice now! :-) These look great. Thanks!


Ben (3 comments)

I have to say that I found your website through your posts on mark's daily apple. You have some amazing recipes which I have noticed the transition to primal. Keep those coming, you have a gift. Your kid is going to be the healthiest kid on the block. You will have to tell him stories of what being sick would be like.


Alta (1 comments)

These sound awesome! Yummy protein-filled chocolate treats!

JoyfulAbode (953 comments)

Oh super! I hope she likes them. :) But you should make some for YOU too… they're not just for people who can't handle gluten. They're delicious no matter what your gut is like. haha.

Amber (89 comments)

These look great! My MIL has celiac, the kids and I will have to make these for her! Thx hun!

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