Chocolate Chip Muffins – A Sweet Treat
We make muffins quite often, which means I typically like to make healthy muffins I feel good about feeding to me kids. We love these Gluten-Free Banana Muffins and these Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins, which are both healthy, but delicious choices! Occasionally though, I’ll bake some muffins up as a sweet treat. These Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip muffins are reminiscent of ones you would find at a bakery. They are sweet and oh so delicious. My husband and kids absolutely love these! I’m always amazed how quickly they disappear after they come out of the oven.
Not only are these muffins gluten-free but they are also free from all top 8 food allergens. My oldest son, L, was diagnosed with several food allergies when he was only 12 months old. Therefore, every recipe you’ll find here on my blog are free from wheat, eggs, dairy, cashews, and peanuts. I believe that food should be both safe and delicious for everyone, and that is certainly true of these muffins! You won’t be able to resist them and you’ll never miss the ingredients that are in the typical chocolate chip muffin.
Muffins and Mornings
Several mornings a week my 3 year old, Mr. A, will come out of his room to the kitchen where I am cleaning up from breakfast. He’ll announce, “Alright! Let’s make muffins!” It’s such a common occurrence that I couldn’t help but be surprised the other morning when he came out in silence. Not only was he silent but he was also grumpy with arms folded and he had a big frown on his face.
As it turns out, his stuffed Piglet had pushed his baby doll’s bottle off the bed. And had done it on purpose. As a result, my preschooler was mad at Piglet and in a cranky mood. So I had to intervene. I went to Piglet and had a little talk with him. After that, everything was right in the world again. Problem solved. And guess what? Mr. A then announced it was time to make muffins. We opted to treat ourselves with these sweet muffins. We even shared with Piglet.
Just look at those delicious, gooey chocolate chips! You need to make these right now. I know that I do. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite treat but these chocolate chip muffins are a serious rival. They are particularly delicious served with a glass of almond milk.
My 7 year-old couldn’t resist snatching one right off the plate while I was photographing them. They really are that good though. Even my husband could hardly wait to snatch one up. As soon as I put the camera down, he had one in both hands.
What Ingredients are Needed?
I try to keep ingredients as simple as possible. And that is true of these muffins too. If you do gluten-free baking then you will probably already have all the ingredients you need. If you are new to it, then you will probably need to pick up a couple things, but you will probably find you already have most of the ingredients!
- Gluten-free flour blend
- Oat flour, or you can grind oats up yourself in a blender or food processor
- Arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- White sugar
- Coconut oil
- Applesauce, I use unsweetened since these muffins are already sweet
- Almond milk
- Vanilla extract
- Chocolate chips, dairy free if necessary
While there are a lot of ingredients, all of them are pretty standard for baking. It just takes a lot of ingredients to make them gluten-free and vegan! The gluten-free flour, oat flour, and arrowroot replace typical all-purpose flour. And the applesauce, vinegar, and extra baking powder replace the eggs.
Gluten and Dairy Free Bakery Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Muffin pan
- 1 cup Gluten free all purpose flour blend
- 1 cup oat flour
- ¼ cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1½ cups dairy free chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients: gluten free flour, oat flour, arrowroot, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix to combine.
- Add applesauce, almond milk, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and vinegar. Mix until just incorporated. Stir in dairy free chocolate chips.
- Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Fill each muffin cup. Bake for 18 minutes.
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