Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins (Paleo, Vegetarian)

chocolate hazelnut muffins on a white plate

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We love a grain free treat around here, but due to health problems, are also trying to reduce all added sugars from our diet—even the wholesome ones, like raw honey.

These grain free, coconut flour chocolate muffins can be sweetened mostly with stevia, so they help you get your chocolate fix with a bare minimum of added sugar.

And with one egg per muffin, coconut oil and fresh nut butter, these muffins are relatively nutritious too.

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chocolate hazelnut muffins on a white plate

Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins

These coconut flour chocolate hazelnut muffins can be sweetened mostly with stevia, so they help you get your chocolate fix with a bare minimum of added sugar.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: GAPS, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 muffins
Calories: 295kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Blend together eggs, oil, sweetener, nut butter, salt, vanilla and cocoa powder, if using.
  • Combine coconut flour with baking powder and whisk into batter until there are no lumps. Use a stick blender for speed.
  • Pour into greased muffin cups.
  • Decorate the muffin tops with nuts, shredded coconut, etc. if desired.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick or fork comes out clean.


*If you need to substitute for baking powder, 1 tsp. of baking powder equals:
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar plus 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch OR
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk, sour milk or yogurt to replace 1/2 cup non-acidic liquid in the recipe
Adapted from Cooking with Coconut Flour.


Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 9gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 245mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 6gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 240IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 2.3mg

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    1. Unfortunately, “flax goo” and “chia eggs” will not work well with coconut flour. You can try it, but I think you will be very disappointed.

  1. Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network

    Hi Dawn and Happy New Year! Thank you for your submission on Seasonal Celebration Wedensday at Natural Mothers Network! These muffins are the ideal treat for my girls.
    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you are the featured post!

  2. April @ The 21st Century Housewife

    What a wonderfully wholesome recipe – your grain free chocolate muffins sound like such a treat. I love hazelnuts and chocolate together.

  3. Judy @Savoring Today

    Less sugar is a good goal for treats — chocolaty and more nutritious is always a good thing around our house. Thanks for sharing with Hearth & Soul Hop. 🙂

  4. Your Muffins look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    YUM, not only do these look yummy yummy yummy but easy too! Just my style!
    Each week I am amazed by the wonderful loyal bloggers that return each week to link up their yummy food and information! I am so happy that each week we have a few new bloggers that join our group!

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂
    I hope to see you again next week!

    Cindy from

  6. carolinaheartstrings

    Those muffins look delicious and easy! Yum. Come and visit us this week. We are having a terrific giveway from a very talented Southern writer.

    1. Alas, no. You will notice the number of eggs compared to the amount of flour (6 eggs to a mere half cup of flour). That ratio can only work for coconut flour, which behaves differently than all other flours. I’m working on an almond flour muffin though because I don’t always want my treat to be so egg-y. Stay tuned. 🙂



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