I’m going to skip any preamble sharing any thoughts or musings and get straight down the business. These Orange Chocolate Chunk Muffins seemingly disappeared from our toaster oven (where I store fresh baked goods out of reach from our dog) within an hour. They were devoured and declared delicious. My guy asked me on three separate occasions if they were actually gluten-free. And that guy likes, no… sorry. That guy, LOVES his gluten. So for him to even consider that something so tasty was in fact glutenless is a big win and is undeniable proof that these are definitely worth making.
Not only are these muffins most definitely gluten-free, they are also grain free, dairy free, and naturally sweetened. Perfect for winter time with the abundance of fresh citrus. They are super moist and just the right amount of sweet. The orange flavor from the zest really pops and is complemented with the classic twist of chocolate. I used freshly squeezed orange juice which I highly recommend, but store bought would work just fine too. For the chocolate chunks I chopped up my favorite brand of chocolate’s super dark chocolate (90%) to reduce the overall amount of sugar. Any chocolate chip or chopped up chocolate bar will do.
paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, naturally sweetened
Paleo Orange Chocolate Chunk Muffins
paleo, gluten free, dairy free, naturally sweetened
These muffins are the perfect healthy anytime treat. They have only good for you ingredients with just the right amount of sweetness. It's the classic combination of orange and chocolate in a muffin!
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup chocolate chunks
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- dash sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degree and line muffin tin with liners or grease well.
In a large bowl mix together the almond flour, salt, and baking powder
In another bowl whisk together all the wet ingredients (everything else except the chocolate chunks)
Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just fully incorporated.
Then gently fold in the chocolate chunks and pour the batter into the muffin liners/tin.
Make the streusel: Mix together the coconut flour and coconut sugar. Then using a fork mix together the coconut oil, chocolate chunks and sea salt until a crumbly mixtures is made.
Top the muffins with the streusel topping and bake for 20-25 minutes.
These freeze very well!
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