Gluten Free Cacao Muffins

  • Ready In: 30-45 minutes
  • Servings: 12 to 18
  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
Gluten Free Cacao Muffins
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Ingredients List:

  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot flour or a flour alternative such as garbanzo bean flour or rice flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon maca
  • ⅓ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 ripe medium bananas
  • ⅓ cup xylitol
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • These have to be the most delicious gluten free cacao muffins around. When the muffin is topped with a guilt-free or raw cacao frosting the result is a delicious healthy chocolate cupcake. They are both sugar free and gluten free, and the natural sweetness comes from ripe bananas and xylitol. The rich chocolate flavor from the cacao powder makes these the best chocolate muffins ever!


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 to 18 muffin cups with paper liners.

    2. In a small bowl mix together flax meal and water. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes to thicken.

    3. In a large bowl whisk together Almond Flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, maca, chia seeds, and salt.

    4. In a medium bowl mash bananas, then stir in xylitol, vanilla, apple sauce, coconut oil, and flax meal with water.

    5. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into the well. Stir together until fully blended. The batter will be slightly thick.

    6. Divide the batter between 18 muffin cups. If you desire larger muffins with a big domed crown divide batter into 12 muffin cups.

    7. Bake for 18-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the top center comes out clean.

    8. Remove muffins from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Transfer them into an air tight container and store for 3-5 days.

    These healthy chocolate muffins are moist and delicious. The chocolate flavoring is perfect and the muffins are not too sweet. There is a nice texture and flavor that comes from the chia seeds that resemble poppy seeds. Every bite is moist and filling and has a delightful flavor.

    Healthy Recipes, Almond Flour Recipes, Pie and Dessert Recipes, Side Dish Recipes, Vegan Recipes
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