Flourless Chocolate Muffins
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Flourless chocolate muffins that are gluten-free, dairy-free, with a nut-free option. These are a kid favorite, freeze great, and an awesome healthy clean option for kids in their lunchboxes, for breakfast, or an afterschool snack!

These muffins are hands down one of my kids FAVORITE Paleo/clean eats! I shared the recipe on my husbands launch party post (at which party they were mistaken for brownies. Yeah, they are that good!) but for those of you not paying attention…?. This recipe is flourless and full of awesome ingredients I love putting in my kids bodies like nut butter, pumpkin, and flaxseed. My kids take them to school on the daily and we usually double the batch. It’s an easy one your kids can help with!


Flourless Chocolate Muffins

Autumn, @wholefoodfor7
5 from 12 votes
Servings 8 muffins


  • 1/2 c almond butter* *see notes
  • 3/4 c canned pumpkin*
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 TB honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • 2 TB ground flaxseed optional, or 2 TB collagen powder
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt if using unsalted nut or sun butter
  • 1/4 c mini chocolate chips I use the Enjoy Life brand that is dairy and gluten free


  • Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a muffin tin with muffin liners or cooking spray.
  • Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips together in a large bowl, stirring well until combined. Gently add in chocolate chips
  • Pour batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, until muffins are set (I always error on the lower amount of time to slightly under-bake and keep them uber moist).
  • Allow muffins to cool in pan for about 10 minutes.


Makes 12 muffins. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze them for up to 3 months. Enjoy!
- Can sub sun butter or any other nut butter instead of almond butter
- Can sub mashed sweet potato instead of pumpkin


  1. 5 stars
    My kids love these for breakfast. I use sunbutter so I cant pack in school lunches. I have successfully subbed sweet potato for pumpkin and vegan chocolate protein powder (just one scoop) for flax/collagen. Delicious every time!

    • I love hearing what subs worked for you and thank you for letting me know it was a hit!

  2. 5 stars
    These are SO yummy! I saw them on Instagram and just HAD to make them. I went to the store immediately to buy the ingredients. I will be making these very often.

    • Woot woot for it being a keeper! I’m so happy to hear it and thanks for leaving a review Brittany!

  3. Oh my gosh, this is the first of your paleo desserts that I’ve made, and they are SO delicious! I’m already planning to make a double or triple batch to throw in the freezer for postpartum snacks for myself. Maybe I’ll share with my husband and toddlers, but probably not 😊

    • Lol, love that its one you are not sure you want to share but YES to double/triple batching and putting in the freezer, that’s a must in our house. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Fantastic, so good warm and delicious. I think I will add a little salt next time because I used unsalted almond butter. I will make these often! So quick and easy to make

    • Thank you – so happy you love this easy recipe!

  5. So there is no flour at all in these, wow. This is a must try!

    • Crazy but true! So easy and good!

  6. 5 stars
    One of my favorite muffins! I love plopping it into my pumpkin smoothie bowl too. These muffins freeze well.

  7. 5 stars
    AMAZING! Always try to keep some stocked in our freezer. Definitely best when following the recommendation to err on the side of under cooked—SO deliciously fudgy. I love serving these to my non-paleo guests (without the flax). The texture is so so good. Probably the best GF bake I’ve tried.

  8. My whole family loves these! We have recently gone dairy and gluten free and I am still figuring out how to bake that way. I prefer mixing the honey and maple syrup to adjust the sweetness to however you like. These are so easy and kid approved!

  9. 5 stars
    These are amazing! My husband has been skeptical of me going paleo (and him by proximity – ha!) especially when it comes to treats. I tend to break paleo for dessert for him … but then I can’t resist temptation. But these are a game changer!! I don’t miss the non-paleo treats with these yummy muffins! Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    These are decadent and so delicious. This was the first of Autumn’s recipes that I tried and it completely sold me on paleo baking! Trust me, you need these in your life! I love that they have pumpkin in them too!

    • It makes me so happy these sold you on paleo baking. Thank you!

  11. 5 stars
    These are so good! I was nervous to make them because my kids have so far rejected every healthy/paleo version of a treat that I have made. Upon tasting these for the first time, the two big kids claimed these were the best muffins they’ve ever had. The baby’s smeared face and sticky fingers were enough to show his agreement. I slightly under baked them so that they ended up with a texture like firm pudding. Next time I’ll bake them a little longer just to make them travel better. I’m so pleased to have come across this recipe! Thank you!

    • I’m so happy these were a family win – that makes my mama heart happy!

  12. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how good these are! Chocolatey moist and fluffy all in one. Flavors blend perfectly together making the sweet potato and the nut butter indistinguishable— all you taste is rich, chocolate fluffiness.. it’s like a moist dense browning meets a chocolate soufflé but it’s actually good for you. My mind is blown.

    • Woot! Hooray that these were such a win – we make them regularly as we love their delicious flavor and texture too. Thank you!

  13. 5 stars
    This muffins are AMAZING!!!! You don’t miss any of the ingredients that you would usually need. They have a great texture and lots of flavor.

    • I’m so happy these were a winner – thank you!

  14. FABULOUS! Love the rich, dark chocolate flavor. Not only are they a MUCH healthier alternative, they leave me satisfied after 1-2 muffins (instead of 5-6 of the sugary muffins). Thank you Autumn!

    I looked up the nutrition info on verywell (www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076) – sharing with others who may be interested. Per muffin (I used honey, included flax seed, and Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate chips):
    Calories 150
    Total Fat 9.1g
    Cholesterol 16mg
    Sodium 107mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.3g
    Fiber 2.6g
    Sugars 11.8g
    Protein 3.7g

  15. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how delicious these are! The texture and moisture are perfect, no really – PERFECT. Way to go! I love that these are truly flourless. I’ve also made them with chunky peanut butter for the hubs, which are also delish! I’m sure pumpkin spices would work well with this base instead of cocoa. I wonder what other flavors you could make that would work well with this kind of flourless muffin. I’d love for you to come up with more since these are a huge hit! Thanks for sharing all of your deliciousness!

    • Hooray for these being such a win for your family! And that’s a great request to do more flourless muffins like these, I will look into that. Thank you!

  16. 5 stars
    My 3 boys LOVED these! Forgot to mix in the chocolate chips so I just sprinkled them on top.

    • It makes my heart happy that your boys loved these like mine do, thank you!

  17. Made these last night and they are so good! I have made many muffins/cakes/cookies that are paleo/GF and have been disappointed in the texture or taste. But these lived up my expectations and were super yummy! Thank you!

    • Wonderful! We love the texture and flavor of these as well and happy they didn’t disappoint!

  18. 5 stars
    I just made these this morning! Sooooo good! Thank you so much for this recipe. Gave me my sweet fix without feeling terrible about the ingredients!

    • Hooray! We have these on repeat in our house and I’m thrilled they were a winner for you too!


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