Paleo Chocolate Cherry Muffins (GF)
Paleo Chocolate Cherry Muffins recipe. Gluten-free and Paleo muffins that are fluffy, chocolatey and bursting with baked juicy cherries.
Cherries have started making an appearance in grocery stores… which means… I’m going to eat them, bake with them, and cook with them as often as possible!
Starting with these Paleo Chocolate Cherry Muffins. These gluten-free and Paleo muffins are fluffy, chocolatey and bursting with warm juicy cherries.
When chocolate and cherries are mixed together, it really is hard to go wrong.
Actually when anything with cherries happens, it’s hard to go wrong. 🙂 Cherries are my absolute all time favorite fruit.
Nectarines come in at a close second.
And I have several fruit tied for third place. ( grapefruit, peaches, watermelon)
I actually updated an old recipe here. Well update may not be the right word. I saw that I had a chocolate cherry muffin recipe on the blog and disliked the photos and disliked the recipe ( I’m a much better paleo baker now than 4 years ago).
So, I decided to scrap the old recipe and come up with a new one. So I guess my old mediocre recipe inspired this new one?
And this new one— these Paleo Chocolate Cherry Muffins— are scrumptious! SOOO much better than my old recipe. I am super excited about these.
Ingredients needed to make these Paleo Chocolate Cherry Muffins:
- almond flour
- tapioca flour
- coconut flour
- coconut sugar
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- baking soda
- cream of tartar
- almond milk
- olive oil
- dairy-free chocolate chips
- pitted frozen or fresh cherries
How to make these Paleo Chocolate Cherry Muffins:
Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl.
- This involves mixing the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in large bowl together.
Step 2: Add in the wet ingredients.
- Next, add the eggs, almond milk, and olive oil, to the dry ingredients and mix.
Step 3: Fold in the chocolate chips and cherries.
Step 4: Bake!
I’m happy to be posting this recipe today! I didn’t know if I would have time, which sounds crazy… I have recipes and photos ready to be turned into blog posts until July BUT I didn’t anticipate actually writing the post and editing photos could be hard to manage with a new baby.
(Silly me– also she’s currently 6 weeks old and the 6 week growth spurt and sleep regression is no joke!)
Hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
Other Paleo Muffin Recipes:
Paleo Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins
Paleo Orange Cranberry Muffins ( GF, Grain-free )
Paleo Chestnut Flour Gingerbread Muffins (GF)
Paleo Chocolate Cherry Muffins (GF)
- 1 ¼ cups almond flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- 2 Tbs coconut flour
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
- 1 cup pitted cherries ( frozen or fresh )
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup cupcake tin or use liners.
- Combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in large bowl. Mix with a fork until everything is blended together.
- Add the eggs, almond milk, and olive oil, and mix well. Stir until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips and cherries.
- Evenly spoon the batter into the muffin tins.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
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30 Comments on “Paleo Chocolate Cherry Muffins (GF)”
I SO want to try these, but I am allergic to egg. Has anyone tried making these with flax eggs? I’ve read that sometimes that sub works in baking, and sometimes it doesn’t. Thank you!
I haven’t but let me know if you do!
Would this recipe work with carob powder instead of cocoa powder? Thank you!
I don’t see why not, but I haven’t tried it. It may not have as strong of a chocolate flavor.
Incredible! Tasted like an expensive chocolate cake from a fancy restaurant. I just brought home a ton of fresh cherries that we picked on vacation and needed a paleo recipe. This was perfect! Simple to put together and a total reward to eat. I used fresh tart cherries and dark chocolate chips from Trader Joes (72%) Both my husband and I loved it! Make sure to warm up just a little bit if they aren’t fresh from the oven so the chocolate melts as you eat it!
I’m so happy that you guys loved these!! The perfect use for fresh cherries 🙂
These are good but the olive oil gives them a slightly off bitter taste (even with my good quality extra virgin olive oil). Next time I think I’d use a more neutral oil like avocado. I also upped the sweetness with a little stevia
what are the macros for these muffins?
I just added it to the bottom of the recipe card
This was superb! I made a little loaf and used date sugar for the additional minerals and ghee. It was so chocolatey goodness. I also used Lily’s dark chocolate chips (sugar free). Thank you for sharing this recipe
I’m so glad!! Sounds delicious.
I was looking for a chocolate cherry recipe for a birthday party. I made a test batch and it was a hit with my husband, sons, and friend. Then, I made about 100 for the party. They were a big hit. It’s great to have something healthy that I’m happy to have leftovers of. The one tweak I made is to substitute ghee for olive oil. I did use frozen cherries and threw them right into the batter. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe!
Wow I can’t believe you made 100! That’s amazing and I am so happy they were a hit 🙂
So when you thaw cherries they make a lot of liquid. Should I drain them or put the liquid in?
I usually just put them into the batter frozen! I haven’t had an issue baking them that way. 🙂
I’ve died to try these since seeing the pin. So I did. And I have to say the texture is perfect! Everything is perfect about these muffins except they need a little more sweetener. Next time I’ll add in some more coconut sugar or maple syrup or something. They’re just not sweet enough for me. Great though.
Yay!!! Happy to hear it! I bet the chocolate flavor will taste ever better with a bit more sweetener. 🙂
Chocolate and cherry is my favorite combination! Your photos are gorgeous ! Despite the fact that I just had dinner, I am imagining how great this would taste!
I have to try these! I am always looking for good Paleo recipes as sometimes I like to eat from that lifestyle.
I’m going to have to make these. My husband loves all things cherry and I love all things chocolate, so together it’s the perfect duo!
Yum! I would love to have one (or two!) with my afternoon coffee. I love cherry season. Can’t wait to go buy some so I can make these muffins.
Congrats on your little bundle of joy! For your sake, I hope the sleep regression ends quickly! These muffins look delish.
I love the tart bite and vibrant color of dark cherries! And there’s not much of a better combination than cherries and chocolate. I think this would be fabulous as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Can’t go wrong with chocolate and cherries! And I love that they are gluten free. I need to try baking with coconut and tapioca flour – those look so good.
These look amazing! Chocolate and cherry go so well together. I’ve never thought of making those flavors into a muffin. Wonderful idea!
Yes please! Cherries + chocolate are a winning combination. Love this paleo recipe to fit my friends with all the different allergies and dietary mods!
Chocolate & Cherry … This sounds so good and different. I’m sure these cookies tastes great and I’m definitely pinning this one to try it during the week
These look so perfect! Cherries are my favourite too 🙂
Good luck with your new baby too! So exciting for you
Cherries are, hands down, my favorite fruit. Last year we picked 50 pounds of them and ate them all in the course of two months. I’m always looking for new recipes to put my cherries to good use and this one is superb!
These look so moist and flavorful. What a great bake on a paleo muffin!