Chocolate Paleo Muffins

Chocolate paleo muffins stacked on a white plate.

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Chocolate paleo muffins are my favourite afternoon snack as of late. They’re equally good as a healthy on-the-go breakfast yet they’re decadent enough to satisfy a dessert craving. 

These muffins are also gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free so they’re perfect for entertaining guests with various food intolerances or preferences. 

These refined sugar free chocolate muffins aren’t overly sweet, yet they’re totally satisfying. They taste like a piece of good quality dark chocolate, but in muffin form. 

They’re soft and cakey with a satisfying “carby” texture, despite being lower in carbs than traditionally made muffins that usually contain wheat flour and refined sugar.

These muffins are sweetened only with raw honey, but if you have a real sweet tooth (or you prefer a “cupcake” level of sweetness) go ahead and slather these muffins with my healthy chocolate frosting from this vegan chocolate cake recipe. 

These muffins are grain free and call for coconut flour instead of wheat flour. I love how the coconut flour adds a very subtle coconutty sweetness to this recipe without overpowering the chocolate flavour from the cocoa powder. 

Coconut flour is a healthier alternative to wheat flour and perfect for all sorts of grain free and gluten free baked goods such as muffins, cakes, cookies and other desserts. I  also like that coconut flour is low carb and high fibre. 

I used extra virgin olive oil as the fat in these muffins because it’s a great dairy free fat option and works well in baked goods. If you’d prefer to substitute a different oil such as melted coconut oil, go ahead and I’m sure the results will be just as delicious.

This one bowl muffins recipe is so quick and easy to make so you can easily whip up an extra batch to freeze for later. 

Chocolate paleo muffins stacked on a white plate.
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Chocolate Paleo Muffins

These chocolate paleo muffins taste like cupcakes and are perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 178kcal
Author A Sweet Alternative


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Add the eggs, extra virgin olive oil, raw honey, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, and salt to a large mixing bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the cocoa powder and whisk again until smooth.
  • Add the coconut flour and baking soda and mix until combined and any lumps from the coconut flour are dissolved.
  • Spoon the batter into paper lined muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 33 minutes.
  • Let cool before serving.
  • Makes 12 chocolate paleo muffins.


Calories: 178kcal | Fat: 9.3g

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