Gluten Free Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
Also Dairy Free
OK so maybe this isn’t the best recipe to be posting the first week of the new year when so many of use are trying to be healthier, but sometimes you need things like this to get through certain things….okay…yeah, we don’t NEED food to cope with things, but sometimes, if I can just eat something chocolate…I’m a much better person. Anyways, the kids love ‘em too. For some reason I got thinking about muffins and those jumbo chocolate chocolate chip muffins you can buy at Costco or other bakeries and I just really missed being able to have that. So I pulled out the best muffin recipe I have ever used (including pre-gluten free days) and just made one change to it to make these delicious gluten free chocolate chocolate chip muffins or double chocolate chip muffins….however you want to say it!
Here is the gluten free muffin recipe, but to make them double chocolate, just like the ones from the store, you are going to subtract 1/3 cup flour and replace it with 1/3 cup cocoa powder. Then add a cup of Ghirardelli semi-sweet or 60% cocoa chocolate chips (they are dairy free and I use coconut milk when making these).
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt and sugar. In a smaller bowl, or measuring cup, combine the oil, eggs, vanilla and milk. Add that to the dry ingredients and whisk together until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide into lined muffin cups and I like to sometimes sprinkle a little sugar on top like the bakeries do. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Usually best served warm.
(note: I use Silvana Nardone's GF blend and leave out the xanthan gum when making this recipe since her blend already has the xanthan gum in it. I just love her blend and all her recipes!
I love this recipe because it is so versatile! I've also used this gluten free muffin recipe to make
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins
Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins
Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins with Coconut Streusel
Gluten Free Coffee Cake with Maple Frosting