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Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Muffins

These chocolate chip mini muffins are so soft and chewy it’s almost like eating chocolate chip cookies in the form of a muffin.

Flourless Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins Flourless Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Chocolate chip cookies > muffins.
Actually if we’re being honest, chocolate chip cookies > pretty much everything else.

Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
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Flourless Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

  • 1 cup almond meal (100g)
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxmeal
  • scant 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tsp white or apple cider vinegar

Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins: Preheat oven to 280F and grease a mini muffin tin, then set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together all liquid ingredients. Pour wet into dry and stir to form a dough, then scoop into 8 or 9 mini muffin cups. Place in the oven and immediately increase temperature to 325F. Bake 22 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool at least 15 minutes before removing from the muffin cups.

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Published on November 7, 2013

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    • Jenny says

      For one muffin pan (normal sized muffins, or 24 mini muffins), try:
      2 + 2/3 cups almond meal
      5 Tbsp + 1 tsp (roughly equivalent to 1/3 cup) ground flax
      2/3 tsp salt
      1/3 cup chocolate chips
      2/3 cup water
      5 Tbsp + 1 tsp maple syrup
      5 Tbsp + 1 tsp coconut oil
      2 Tbsp vinegar

      I made them with almond pulp (leftover from making almond milk) and used the above amounts (2 2/3 cup of almond pulp instead of almond meal, butter instead of coconut oil, and decreased the water to 1/3 cup (used almond milk instead!)) and I had great results. 🙂 Depending on the salt you use, you may want to use 1/2 tsp in the altered version (above) rather than 2/3 tsp! (I used 2/3 tsp but kosher salt is a bit fluffier so it was probably more like 1/4 tsp of regular iodized salt.)

      Great recipe, Katie. Great way to use up leftover almond pulp.

  1. Melissa says

    Yum, I’ve always loved mini chocolate chip muffins! When I was younger, I used to eat the small ones by Hostess (I think that was the brand) and looked forward to it, as an after-school snack!

  2. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun says

    Katie you have done it again! These looks amazing and perfect. I don’t know how you keep coming up with these awesome healthified recipes!

  3. Brittany @ The Fit Phoenician says

    These looks awesome! And easy to make vegan with the chocolate chips 🙂
    I love your recipes!

  4. terezka says

    Hey Katie, do you think these would taste good as jumbo muffins?
    Sometimes when one makes something jumbo it looses not only it’s cuteness but also the texture and flavor. so I just wondered what you thought about these. Thank you!

  5. Rachelle says

    Yay! I recently started eating “Paleo” and was so bummed when I couldn’t use many of your recipes anymore, but this one is perfect! Thank you!

  6. Mel @ a table prepared says

    these are so cute! Although they may be dangerously addictive…and I will probably end up consuming the whole batch…

  7. Lisa Ernst says

    Another great looking recipe I can’t wait to try. These would be a good take along for a long road trip. For my taste, I would definitely up the chocolate chips considerably as it would seem to me that just a few tablespoons wouldn’t go very far. That’s me though, being a major chocolate lover, I always want an even and generous distribution of chips in my recipes. Thanks for a wonderful looking recipe!

  8. Victoria says

    I want to make these, but in normal muffin size! Has anyone tried it? I know sometimes mini recipes don’t work well for normal size. Katie, have you tried it?

    • Katie Swan says

      I made these this morning and I used normal muffin tins. It made six muffins. They didn’t rise in the middle (sunk down a little instead) and I had to cook them a few extra minutes. But they were still delicious! LOVED them.

  9. Melina says

    Have you tried using any other types of flours? I have oat flour, whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, and rice flour, but no almond meal 🙁

    • Jenny says

      You could probably get similar results using whole wheat flour. You’d just have to be careful of the baking time and the liquids added. Almond meal might not need as much liquid added to the recipe it’s in, since it’s quite moist, so you might need to add more liquid if you’re using whole wheat flour!

  10. Nicole @ FruitnFitness says

    I still have yet to bake with almond meal or flour. I have had pretty good luck with some gluten free flours such as rice and tapioca but I would really like to experiment with almond meal and coconut flour still. These look wonderful!

  11. April @ how to find a man says


    I love cute little mini everythings!

    But here’s my problem- since they are so bite sized…I sneak them all into my mouth one after the other because I just cant get enough!
    I just love chocolate. I don’t know why..So good.

    I have cheat days on my diet so i’m allowed to indulge….


  12. Lauren says

    I just want you to know that you have inspired me! I have followed your blog for over a year, and about a week ago, I finally worked up the tenacity to start my own food blog!
    I am so excited! I am a college student with not a lot of time, but I am making it work! Thank you so much Katie!

  13. Jessica S. @ Floptimism says

    These look so interesting — almost like little, fluffy rice cakes! I’m definitely bookmarking these to try later. I also wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe on my blog’s Weekend Wrap-Up – feel free to check out the post (linked below). Thanks for another delicious looking recipe, and I hope you have a great weekend!

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