Gluten Free Cherry and Chocolate Muffins

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A Gluten-Free Cherry and Chocolate Muffin recipe not to be missed. What could be better than a freshly baked muffin? Add fresh cherries and chocolate chips, and you have a winner. You will find that this muffin is wonderfully moist, light, chocolaty and studded with fresh cherries. This gluten-free cherry and chocolate muffin will melt in your mouth with deliciousness in every bite!


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When cherries are in season, this muffin recipe is an all-time favourite. If you don’t have fresh cherries, no worries, you can use frozen ones. Cherries contain many health benefits, some of which are powerful antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber.

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  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • 1 cup GF tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup GF rice flour (white or brown)
  • 1 tsp. GF baking powder
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (coconut, almond, rice)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup pure honey or maple syrup
  • 2 medium eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup GF chocolate chips (preferably 80% cocoa)
  • ¾ lb. fresh cherries, pitted and halved (you can use frozen cherries as long as you thaw them first)
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  • Preheat oven to 360 F and line a muffin pan with parchment paper liners
  • In a large bowl combine flours, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, olive oil, honey/maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and stir to combine
  • Gently stir in chocolate chips and cherries
  • Pour batter into prepared muffin pan and bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until the tops are golden
  • Transfer onto a cooling rack to cool
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    2 Responses to Gluten Free Cherry and Chocolate Muffins

    • Mary August 20, 2020

      Thank you for this recipe! The muffins are delicious

      • Kristina August 20, 2020

        So happy you enjoyed them. Cherries are my favourite fruit, so I try to use them in as many recipes as I can when they are in season xx

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    Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
    Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 35 Minutes
    Serves icon Serves 12 muffins