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Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins – Gluten Free Recipe

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Craving a satisfying treat but want to skip the guilt? These healthy chocolate chip walnut muffins are the answer! Packed with wholesome ingredients and bursting with melty chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts, this recipe is a delicious way to indulge without sacrificing nutrition. Recipes that use applesauce are often naturally sweet and lean towards the healthier side. This chocolate chip muffin recipe with walnuts is easy to make, healthy, and delicious. They are also a part of our best healthy muffin recipes​ collection.

Perfect for a quick breakfast on the go, a satisfying afternoon snack, or even a healthier dessert option, these muffins are sure to become a new favorite.

Make these walnut chocolate chip muffins with dark chocolate cacao chips, almond flour, and chopped raw walnuts for a healthy twist on standard muffins. This muffin recipe with crunchy walnuts is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. 

Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins recipe

This easy recipe is perfect for a quick breakfast, afternoon treat, or after-school snack. 

What You Need to Make Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

To make the best chocolate chip muffins with walnuts you will need a few simple ingredients. If you bake gluten-free often, then these should all be familiar to you. If not, then you can find them at your local grocery store and/or online. 

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, plus more for the tops
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
ingredients to make healthy Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

Ingredients Notes

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Almond flour is a popular flour used in many gluten-free recipes. Both almond flour and tapioca flour can be found online with a variety of other gluten-free flour and products. Find them here: almond flour, and tapioca flour.

I like to use coconut sugar in place of brown sugar, or other refined sugars because coconut sugar is a lower glycemic sugar. It is less likely to cause a sugar spike, making it a healthier option. This is the coconut sugar that I use: coconut sugar.

For the chocolate chips, my favorite are these 85% cacao dark chocolate chips. They are dairy-free and made from real cacao, which makes them not as sweet as traditional milk chocolate chips, but a truer actual chocolate. Get the cacao chips online here: dark chocolate chips.

You will also need a muffin tin, hand mixer, and muffin liners. My favorite are these parchment paper liners because the muffins don’t stick to the liners. Get them here: parchment paper muffin liners.

You can also check out and save my healthy cooking essentials for gluten-free baking post, as well as my essential shopping list for gluten-free baking.

How to Make Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Then add the almond flour to a large bowl, and add the coconut sugar.

coconut sugar and almond flour in bowl

Next, add the tapioca flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the bowl.

dry ingredients in gluten free muffin recipe

Whisk the dry ingredients together and set aside.

gluten free flour mixture

In a separate bowl add the eggs and the applesauce. Use store-bought, or make your own with my easy applesauce recipe.

eggs and applesauce

Then add the almond milk.

almond milk into bowl with eggs and applesauce

Add the vanilla extract and the rest of the wet ingredients. Whisk to combine.

whisk wet ingredients in small bowl

Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients

Use a stand mixer, or hand mixer and mix the muffin batter until smooth.

hand mixer with muffin batter in bowl

Next, fold the walnuts and dark chocolate chips into the batter.

dark chocolate chips and chopped walnuts

How to Bake the Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

Line a muffin pan with paper liners, and portion equal amounts of muffin batter into each muffin cup. Top the muffins with a few chocolate chips.

healthy muffin batter in cups

Bake the muffins for 18-20 minutes until golden brown, and until they pass the toothpick test.

chocolate walnut muffins in muffin pan

Remove the muffins from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

chocolate muffins with walnuts on cooling rack

Easy Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe 

These delicious muffins are perfect for the whole family. These are also great for someone following a medically restrictive diet and can’t have gluten or dairy.

Enjoy with your morning coffee or as an afternoon snack. When the kids get home they can have them as an after-school snack.

easy healthy Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins recipe

This is a great recipe to make a large batch. Eat a few, store a few in an airtight container, and freeze some for later. 

gluten free Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

The texture is like a tender moist cake with tasty bits of chocolate and walnuts.

cake like Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

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Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins - Gluten Free Recipe

Yield: 14
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These chocolate chip walnut muffins are healthy, and delicious. This easy recipe for healthy muffins is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, plus more for the tops
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  3. In a seperate bowl combine the wet ingredients.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
  5. Use a hand mixer to mix until the muffin batter is smooth
  6. Add the chopped walnuts and dark chocoalte chips into the batter
  7. Line a muffin pan with paper liners
  8. Scoop the batter into the muffin cups
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Remove to a wire rack to cool
  11. Enjoy
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g

nutritional values are estimates and may vary depending on products/ingredients used.

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