Are you tired of constantly searching for a delicious gluten-free muffin recipe? Do you have a sweet tooth but also want to stay healthy and conscious about the ingredients you use? Look no further because I have the perfect recipe for you – Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins!
Not only do these muffins satisfy your taste buds with their bakery-style flavor, but they are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and made with organic ingredients. You don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in a muffin or two because this recipe is packed with wholesome ingredients that will make you feel nourished and satisfied.
It’s important to pay attention to what we put into our bodies and this recipe offers an alternative to processed and less healthy baked goods. Trust me, you won’t even realize these muffins are gluten-free. So let’s get baking!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Folks, let me tell you why you’re going to love this recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip muffins. Let’s start with the fact that it’s just like a bakery-style gluten-free muffin – light, fluffy, and full of chocolate chips. But what makes it even better is that it’s dairy-free too! So whether you’re lactose intolerant or you just want a healthier alternative, this recipe has got your back.
Now, I know what some of you may be thinking – “gluten-free equals tasteless cardboard.” But these muffins are anything but that! They taste just as delicious as traditional muffins with their soft and moist texture that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. You won’t believe they are gluten-free and dairy-free.
And let’s not forget about the health benefits of this recipe. Made with gluten-free flour blend and other pure ingredients, these muffins pack wholesome goodness without sacrificing flavor. In addition, they are free from refined sugars that lead to inflammation in the body. Instead, maple syrup and brown sugar create attains the same sweetness while providing additional health benefits.
But even if we put aside all the science behind these muffins, what really matters is that they leave you feeling satisfied and happy. Whether enjoyed as a quick breakfast on the go, a midday snack or an after-dinner treat; every bite is like giving yourself a warm hug.
So go ahead folks, indulge guilt-free with these absolutely scrumptious gluten-free chocolate chip muffins. Your taste buds and your body will thank you!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend (e.g. Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Mix or your preferred brand)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream or dairy-free alternative (e.g. coconut milk yogurt)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (gluten-free, if needed)
- Optional: chopped nuts or additional ingredients of choice
The Recipe How-To
Now, let’s dive into the actual recipe! Follow these easy steps to become a gluten-free baking pro and make some delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins.
- 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup of full-fat sour cream
- 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup of gluten-free chocolate chips
Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or line it with muffin liners.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the dry ingredients: gluten-free flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and granulated sugar. Mix them well using a whisk until they’re evenly distributed.
In another large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted unsalted butter, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract until they are combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixture gradually. Stir them at low speed until they are combined but be careful not to overmix them.
Gently fold in the gluten-free chocolate chips.
Fill each muffin tin about three-quarters full with batter using an ice cream scoop for even distribution.
Bake your muffins in your preheated oven for approximately 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remove your muffins from the oven and let them cool in the pan for about five minutes. Remove them from the pan and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.
Enjoy Your Delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins!
Congratulations! Your Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins are ready to eat! Try serving them with a glass of dairy-free milk or some hot cocoa. They will also pair well with other baked goods, such as vegan banana chocolate chip muffins or pumpkin muffins. Follow the tips in section eight for perfect results and don’t forget to come back for more delicious recipes.
Substitutions and Variations
Now, I understand that sometimes we need to make certain substitutions due to our dietary specifications or preferences. Fortunately, with this recipe, the possibilities are endless!
For instance, instead of using gluten-free flour, you could use a gluten-free baking mix from one of your favorite brands such as Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur Flour. Or alternatively, you may want to try oat flour for a more rustic texture. For a vegan twist, substitute butter with refined coconut oil, and sour cream with dairy-free alternatives such as almond or cashew cream.
If chocolate chips aren’t your thing or if you would like to mix things up, try swapping them out for dark chocolate chunks or break some candy bars into pieces and sprinkle them over the top of each muffin before baking. You can also add dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, or cherries along with chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts or pecans to enhance the flavor profile.
To cater to specific dietary needs further, try out different sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup instead of granulated sugar. I love adding cinnamon and nutmeg to my muffins for an extra kick of warmth.
Another variation is adding pumpkin puree or mashed bananas in the batter for a different flavor profile. And finally, for those who love double chocolate everything- fold in cocoa powder into the flour mixture along with chocolate chips to create delicious chocolatey muffins.
The choices are infinite- just let your imagination guide you!
Serving and Pairing
Now that you’ve baked the most delicious and bakery-style gluten-free chocolate chip muffins, it’s time to think about serving and pairing them.
For breakfast, pair your muffins with a cup of hot coffee or tea. The chocolate chips add just the right amount of sweetness to the muffin without being overwhelming, making it an excellent morning treat. To make it more wholesome, you can even serve some fresh fruits on the side.
If you’re serving these muffins for dessert or a snack, you can kick things up a notch by adding some dark chocolate chips to your muffin batter. After baking, these dark chocolate chips will melt into pools of goodness and take your muffins to another level of deliciousness.
Another delicious pairing is a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream on top while the muffins are still warm so that it starts to melt and combines with the oozy chocolate chips to make a little sauce.
If you want to switch-up the flavor but keep everything gluten-free, try using pumpkin or oat flour for your next batch of muffins. These flours create softer and fluffier gluten-free muffins that are perfect for anyone who needs to avoid traditional wheat-based flour.
Regardless of how you serve them, these gluten-free chocolate chip muffins taste divine!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
When it comes to muffins, they are best served fresh out of the oven. However, these gluten-free chocolate chip muffins can be made ahead of time for your convenience. In fact, I’ve found that they sometimes taste even better after sitting for a bit.
To make ahead, allow the muffins to cool completely and then store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. They can also be stored in the freezer for longer-term storage by wrapping them individually in plastic wrap and then storing them in an airtight container or freezer bag. Frozen muffins can be reheated in the oven or microwave for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.
To reheat in the oven, preheat at 350°F (180°C) and bake frozen muffins for 10-15 minutes or until they are heated through. To reheat in the microwave, simply remove individual muffins from their plastic wrap and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds per muffin or until they are heated through.
When it comes to storing and reheating these gluten-free chocolate chip muffins, it’s important to note that their texture can change over time. To keep them fresh as long as possible, use an airtight container and avoid storing them near moisture or heat sources. Enjoy!
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you have all the ingredients and steps to make these delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins, it’s time to ensure they come out perfectly. Here are some tips that will help you nail down the recipe and have bakery-style muffins in no time:
1. Follow the recipe exactly as written. Baking is a science, and even one small change can make a big difference in your finished product.
2. Invest in high-quality ingredients. Using good-quality chocolate chips, flour blend, and other baking ingredients will surely impact the taste and texture of your muffins.
3. Do not overmix the batter. Overmixing can cause your muffins to become dense and tough. Mix until everything is just combined.
4. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full or use an ice cream scoop when dividing batter between muffin cups for even sizes and consistent baking.
5. Preheat the oven correctly, use an oven thermometer if necessary to ensure a constant temperature while baking.
6. Use room temperature ingredients to avoid curdling or seizing when combined together.
7. Allow your muffins to cool completely before removing them from the muffin tin to prevent breaking/ crumbling.
8. Use dairy-free or vegan substitutes (such as nut milk or coconut oil) if you’re looking for dairy-free or vegan options.
9. Store unused flour blend in a container with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator or freezer for long-term storage.
Follow these tips, and you’re sure to get great results every time you bake these Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins!
Before you get baking, let’s put out some fires before they start. You may be scanning through this recipe article and have any doubts about substitutions, the texture of the muffins, or storing guidelines; don’t worry! Below are some frequently asked questions and answers that may help alleviate your concerns.
How do you make gluten free muffins less dense?
When preparing gluten-free baked treats, it’s crucial to add enough liquid to wet the flour mixtures, especially since they tend to become gritty and dry. But it’s essential to get rid of this excess liquid while baking, or you might end up with a chewy final product. To achieve the perfect texture, extend your baking time.
Is Betty Crocker chocolate chip muffin mix gluten free?
Our Oat-Tastic Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix now offers Gluten Free options. To confirm if a specific package is Gluten Free, please look for the ‘Gluten Free’ label on the packaging. If the label is not present, the package does not provide a Gluten Free option.
Which brand of chocolate chips are gluten free?
When it comes to the commonly recognized brands of chocolate chips, most options from Hershey’s and Nestle are safe for those avoiding gluten. Another brand, Enjoy Life Foods, also offers gluten-free chocolate chips.
Is Nestle Toll House chocolate chips gluten free?
Toll House milk chocolate chips, crafted by Nestle, are a delectable snack that is free of gluten and artificial additives. Made entirely of real chocolate, this treat is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth and make it a hit with the whole family.
My dear readers, if you have made it this far, then I must say a big ‘thank you’ and commend you for being patient. I hope that this gluten-free chocolate chip muffin recipe has appealed to your taste buds and motivated you to try your hands on it.
As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand the importance of good nutrition in achieving optimal health. While it might be challenging to maintain a healthy diet while satisfying our cravings, with this recipe, I assure you that you can achieve both.
Going gluten-free does not have to mean boring and mundane meals that lack flavor. This recipe is a perfect example of how delicious and nutritious meals can be achieved even with dietary restrictions. So, do not hesitate to give this recipe a try or share it with someone who is looking for ways to enjoy baked goods without guilt.
In conclusion, I hope this article has provided enough information to guide you through the process of making these bakery-style gluten-free chocolate chip muffins. Remember to follow the tips and recommendations provided here, and don’t hesitate to ask questions if you need further assistance. Happy baking!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup bob's redmill baking mix
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl add your softened butter with the sugar and the salt. With a whisk or a hand mixer cream the mixture together. Once creamed, add the egg, then the vanilla and then the sour cream.
- mix the baking soda into the mixture and then add in the Bob's baking mix. Mix until the mixture is smooth.
- Once smooth add the chocolate chips or whatever else you want in your muffins and stir to combine.
- Line a muffin tray with muffin cups and divide the mixture between them. You should get 12 muffin. Alternately you can have 9 really big muffins but the recipe calls for 12.
- Place in your 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean.