I ran across Meaningful Eats “healthy chocolate almond butter muffins” just the other day and decided to give the recipe a try.

I can see these muffins becoming a fast favorite around here. The muffins were an immediate hit for my whole family. They have a great chocolatey brownie type taste with a very moist texture (definitely not your heavy or dense gluten free norm).

I added a tsp or so of vanilla, but otherwise re-created Meaningful Eats recipe as written (see below). Almond butter can be a bit pricey, so just a tip…I have found Trader Joes almond butter to be fairly reasonably priced compared to others.


  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Place all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a large glass bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix to combine until the batter is totally smooth.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and mix until incorporated. Divide the batter evenly between in the cupcake pan.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.



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