August 27, 2020

by Alyssa

Double Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins

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These chocolate coconut flour muffins are soft and moist with a dark chocolate flavor, sweet banana finish and studded with chocolate chips. These muffins are also paleo and easy to make!

Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins

I've been on a big muffin kick lately! I keep them stockpiled in my freezer for a quick and easy breakfast, snack, or dessert. They're easy to make, satisfy lots of different cravings (from breakfast to dessert!) and yes, they freeze well!

You know I love anything chocolate. And I've got a new chocolate muffin recipe for you that you're going to love!

They're my chocolate coconut flour muffins and they're absolutely delicious!

Ingredients for Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins

What You Need for This Recipe

If you've seen my other coconut flour muffins, then some of these ingredients will look familiar. Here's what we're going to be using:

First, let's chat about our wet ingredients…

  • Eggs: since this is a coconut flour-based recipe, we're using eggs. 4 of them in fact. And they're one of the reasons that these muffins are so light and tender.
  • Banana: banana is key in two ways in this recipe. It's adding some natural sweetness, but it also helps again with the moistness of these muffins.
  • Maple syrup: my forever and always favorite sweetener! Feel free to swap this with honey if you'd like.
  • Coconut yogurt: adding yogurt to your muffins will help with the texture, but since yogurt has some acidity to it, it also helps with rise.
  • Almond butter: I wanted to make these oil-free, so I swapped the oil for almond butter. Works perfectly!

Next, we'll talk dry ingredients…

  • Coconut flour: this flour is super absorbent and can't be swapped with anything else (1:1) at least.
  • Arrowroot powder: this can be swapped with cornstarch, tapioca starch, or potato starch as well!
  • Cacao powder: adds all that dark chocolate flavor!
  • Baking powder: one of the leavening agents that helps with the rise.
  • Baking soda: our other leavening agent that uses the coconut yogurt to activate.
  • Salt: because every single recipe needs at least a pinch of salt

And then to finish everything off, we'll fold in some dark chocolate chips for good measure! I love these mini chocolate chips – they're so cute on top!

How to make Chocolate Muffins

Paleo Chocolate Muffins with Banana

How to Make Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins

What you're going to love about this recipe? It's made in just ONE BOWL!

Since you probably don't need a step by step of how to make muffins, here's a quick overview:

  1. Beat the wet ingredients together
  2. Add the dry ingredients
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips
  4. Bake them up!

That's pretty much it. Quick, easy and healthy!

Coconut Flour Muffins

Fluffy & Moist Paleo Chocolate Muffins

Since we're not using any grains, dairy, or refined sugar in these muffins, they actually do qualify as paleo. Which…if you're following that diet, great. But if you aren't, you probably don't care!

Just for you to know, these muffins are free from pretty much everything you could want except coconut and eggs. So while they're not vegan, they are free of almost all the other top allergens.

Want a vegan version of these muffins? Try our Vegan Double Chocolate Muffins!

Healthy Coconut Flour Muffins

Tips for Making Healthy Muffins

Now, if you're trying to make a batch of muffins healthier at home, I want to share a few suggestions. It's actually quite easy and I think it will help you a lot as you're looking at recipes.

  • Swap mashed banana to swap some of the sugar and/or oil
  • Use nut butter/tahini for oil
  • Cut back on sugar by using yogurt
  • Swap refined sugars for unrefined (coconut sugar is 1:1, liquid sweeteners are usually 1:1/2)

And of course, if you have any questions along the way, I'm always here to help! Drop a comment down below and let me know. Can't wait to see your muffin recreations!

Double Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins

More Healthy Muffins to try:

Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins

These chocolate coconut flour muffins are soft and moist with a dark chocolate flavor, sweet banana finish and studded with chocolate chips. These muffins are also paleo and easy to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 143kcal
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Healthy Coconut Flour Muffins
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  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF and spray the tins with non-stick cooking spray, or grease with oil.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the banana, eggs, syrup, yogurt, and almond butter. Beat until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir until a smooth batter forms. Allow batter to rest for 5 minutes. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Fill each muffin cup almost full and top with additional pecans (if desired). Bake in the center of the oven for 23 - 25 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before enjoying.
  • Serve slightly reheated in the toaster oven with your favorite nut butter or buttery spread!



Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg
Double Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins
Double Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins
Double Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins
Double Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins
Double Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins
Double Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins

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  1. These babies are wildly delicious! The texture is divine & they come together in a snap! The one-bowl deal is a very welcome bonus & my GF husband was extremely psyched about this treat. No need to tell him how healthy they are, right…? Thank you, Alyssa!

  2. Delicious and easy to make. I had two overripe bananas that needed to be used and all the other ingredients on hand except for almond butter, so used canola oil instead. So moist, rich and chocolatey, definitely a keeper recipe.

    • Not with this recipe, no. Coconut flour is a totally different thing and it really needs eggs to hold its shape and texture. I do have other muffins on the site that are vegan though!

  3. These look so delicious!! Is there something I can use in place of the banana? I’m allergic to bananas. 🙁


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