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Flourless Chocolate Muffins

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!


5 from 3 votes

Flourless Chocolate Muffins

Servings 12 muffins
Author Autumn, @wholefoodfor7


  • 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
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 c mini chocolate chips I use the Enjoy Life brand that is dairy and gluten free


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a muffin tin with muffin liners or cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, stirring well until combined.
  3. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
  4. 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).
  5. Allow muffins to cool in pan for about 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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
    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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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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