Monday, August 8, 2016

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Happy Monday everyone!! Did you have a good weekend? I had the opportunity to take a mini getaway up north (fellow Michiganders know what I'm talking about ;) ) and it was nice. There was a small town festival that included a road race which I ran in, but I'll save all that for a recap post. 

I've been SUPER excited for today because I have a muffin recipe I think you guys are going to love! Muffin recipes have been some of the most popular on my blog (I'm looking at you cinnamon banana bread muffins and peanut butter banana muffins). It's flourless and whipped up in a blender, it could not get any easier! Want to know the best part? It's allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, soy) and it's easily made vegan by swapping the egg with a chia egg, plus it can also be made nut free by swapping the peanut butter for a nut free butter. Get your blender ready because you definitely want to whip up these delicious muffins!!

Flourless Chocolate Muffins
  • 1/4 cup Hershey special dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave
  • 1 egg or 1 chia egg
  • 1 small banana (my banana was 3.3oz)

Preheat oven to 375F degrees and spray a muffin tin with nonstick cook spray, coconut oil or line tins with muffin liners.

In a blender add cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, flaxseed, peanut butter, honey, egg, and banana (everything except chocolate chips).

Blend ingredients until batter is smooth. 

Add chocolate chips in blender and blend on low just long enough to spread chocolate chips throughout batter. You can also stir chocolate chips into batter.

Pour batter into muffin tins, filling them about 1/2 way. You should get 9-10 muffins or about 5 jumbo muffins.

Bake at 375F degrees for 12 minutes. Insert a toothpick in muffin to check if they're done, if toothpick comes out clean or with a few crumbs the muffins are done. 

Allow muffins to cool before removing from pan. Store muffins in airtight container or freeze for later use.

If you make these delicious muffins take a picture, tag me on instagram, and use the hashtag #thesimplelife I'd love to see your creations! Don't forget to like my new Facebook page

Nutrition Info:
Nutrition Facts
Servings 9.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9 g13 %
Saturated Fat 2 g11 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 24 mg8 %
Sodium 184 mg8 %
Potassium 93 mg3 %
Total Carbohydrate 19 g6 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g11 %
Sugars 13 g
Protein 7 g14 %
Vitamin A1 %
Vitamin C1 %
Calcium1 %
Iron10 %


  1. woah these muffins need to happen! They look amazing!

    1. My friends LOVED them! They were gone in record time and everyone said they tasted like dessert :)

  2. Your flourless muffins are some of my favorites! Cause I am sometimes caught without flour, and these do in just a jiffy!

    1. Awe thanks Emily!! I try to do flourless every once in awhile because gluten free products tend to be a lot more expensive, plus who doesn't love a super easy/limited clean up recipe?!

  3. While I'm not opposed to using flour in the least having peanut butter step as the base in its place is obviously more delicious. And chocolate + peanut butter? A winner on all counts. Your muffins look amazing.

    1. Awe thank you so much for your sweet comment <3 I'm definitely not opposed to using flour (as long as it's gluten free), but sometimes whipping things up in a blender is was easier, especially when it comes to cleanup!

  4. Those chocolate chips on top are just calling my name. Anybody else tempted to pick them off then eat the muffins / cupcakes? Just me??

    1. Haha my mom does that!! Especially when I use the chocolate chunks instead of the chocolate chips

  5. Replies
    1. It's SO GOOD with the peanut butter 😍😍

  6. Yum! These sound so delicious! Definitely sharing these for my August recipe roundup.

    1. Awe thank you Joyce!! I'm so excited and cannot wait to see the roundup :)

  7. Ok these are my dream muffin! Pinned!!

    1. Thank you so much Laura!! I keep making them because my friends requesting them :)

  8. These are so so good! I made them once before and my husband who has a dairy and gluten allergen is in love! I've probably made them 3 more times since last. Love!!!!

    1. I'm so glad you and hubby can enjoy these muffins!! It can be so hard finding or making muffins that taste good with food allergies and buying a mix is so expensive! So glad you two can enjoy these muffins :)