Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

August 23, 2013

I have a love-hate relationship with muffin/cupcake liners. I have an obsessive need to eat food to the last bite and it drives me crazy that a very small amount of muffin crumbs end up stuck to the liner. You better bet I find a way to eat it. Yes, I’m that person… Alternatively I could not use a liner and then have to clean the muffin tin. A constant battle between uneaten food and dishwashing. Please tell me I’m not the only one who has this problem…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip MuffinsOn another note, I seem to have gotten my kitchen-groove back! I had a sudden desire to go home and bake on Tuesday night. Besides oatmeal these are the only things I have cooked/baked in the last week. I ate the Strawberry Shortcake Baked Oatmeal for lunch almost everyday this week. With a side of broccoli and carrots. I AM SO LAZY. Did I mention I also ate oatmeal for breakfast everyday this week? So much for moderation…ah well what can you do…
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip MuffinsBut still these muffins were a minor feat and actually inspired me to “cook” my dinner…aka a salad. I thought oats for breakfast, lunch and dinner might be a bit excessive. I can’t say that I’ve been totally inspired to get crazy in the kitchen, but it’s a start. It doesn’t help that my birthday is coming up and I’ve somehow lined up 4 dinners eating out. But such is life.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip MuffinsMy healthy eating and balanced lifestyle waxes and wanes. I’m okay with leaning a bit more on the unhealthy side for the time being. September I’ll come back with a vengeance. As I turn 24 I feel like I’ve become a lot more lenient with how I eat and train. I know I’m still so young but I’m noticing that my body is not what it used to be (i.e. the majority of this year being injured) and it is so important I give my body the rest and nourishment it needs. I’m also convinced that eating out, indulging and taking the pressure off myself to be perfect foodwise and fitnesswise is just good for me overall. But enough of this, let’s get to the muffins. These sit somewhere between so healthy they taste like cardboard and the most incredible muffins you’ve ever eaten but will stick to your ass for eternity. I’ll take the somewhere in between thankyouverymuch.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

by The Healthy Maven

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 20-25 mins

Ingredients (Yields: 12 Muffins)

  • 1 cup GF oat flour (ground rolled oats)
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 tsp xantham gum
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (or other dry sweetener)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I used enjoy life mini chocolate chips)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Line muffin tin or spray with non-stick spray.

3. Mix together all dry ingredients.

4. In a separate bowl beat egg and add in other wet ingredients.

5. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir to combine.

6. Stir in chocolate chips.

7. Fill muffin cups 2/3-3/4 full.

8. Bake for 20-25 minutes (mine took 24 mins).

9. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 mins in tin.

10. Remove from tin and place on wire rack to cool completely.

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    December 29, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Use silicone muffin pans. No liner needed, no greasing needed, no residue stuck. No waste, easy clean up! Alternatively, if you really want to use liners, I found some that were made out of parchment paper (rather than just plain paper), and the food does not stick to them….the liners just fall off the muffin/cupcake. but they are harder to find, and more expensive.

    I say to go with silicone. No evil toxic non-stick chemicals, no rusting. Sometimes they get stained (if a little food residue is on the top when you bake it like drips, it leaves a mark for some reason…but that doesnt happen in the actual cup part), but thats no big deal. DONT use spray oils on them like PAM. It will create a horrible sticky residue you will never get off. They dont need any lube anyways!

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    August 27, 2013 at 1:02 am

    I totally agree with your approach! It’s ok to allow yourself to indulge as long as you get back on track. To me, it’s not worth living a healthy lifestyle if I can’t enjoy when I want to. I’m terrible at lunches so unless I buy a salad or bring leftovers, I’m constantly eating snacks for lunch (hello Babybel cheese and hummus!) so at least you actually made the oatmeal that you’ve been eating. And, those muffins look delicious. Too bad I am terrible at making muffins!

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    August 26, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Mmmm these muffins look delicious! 🙂

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    August 25, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I can totally relate to needing to eat every last morsel. I’m THAT person right with you!

    When’s your birthday?? Happy early bday 🙂 Mine is soon too, and I have no issues with going out to eat multiple times for it. You are so right- treating yourself and not worrying about food so much is SO important!

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      August 27th! Yours??? Basically have been celebrating a birthday week lol Too many good restaurants in T.O. to choose where to celebrate!

  • Reply
    August 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    These look delicious! Pinned so I can give them a try 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Thank you Kate!!! Hope you enjoy 🙂

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    Alex@Veggin Out
    August 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Anything with chocolate has my name written all over it! 😉 And I love that you made them gluten free – I’m going to have to experiment with gluten free baking more next time I’m at home!
    I try to eat healthy, but I agree that this is always room for a little indulgence! Life is too short to pass up every cookie and cupcake 😉

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    Run like a G!
    August 25, 2013 at 2:19 am

    I am loving all the recipes that you post! 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 25, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Aw Thanks Heather 🙂 Much appreciated!

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    Christina @ Pinch of Healthy
    August 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Yum these look awesome! I’ve cooked with potato starch but never baked so will need to try these out 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 25, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Potato starch is awesome for GF recipes!

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    Jan Sproutsnsquats
    August 24, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Those look heavenly!! I would probably eat the whole batch. In fact I may just eat the mixture before it cooks! 🙂

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    August 24, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Oh those muffins look so good! And no, your not alone – I hate leaving those leftover crumbs too! I always try to just peel the lining off before I even start eating it! haha

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