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.

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14 Comments on Grain-free Chocolate Chocolate-Chunk Muffins

  1. Kathy says:

    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.

  2. Pavlina says:

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

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  5. Jaeny says:

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

  6. Kelly says:

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

  7. Whitney L. says:

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

  8. Amy Lynne says:

    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!

  9. Whitney says:

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


  10. Ben says:

    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.


  11. Alta says:

    These sound awesome! Yummy protein-filled chocolate treats!

  12. JoyfulAbode says:

    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.

  13. Amber says:

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

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