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Gluten/Dairy/Egg-Free Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffins {Vegan}

by Jeanette on August 11, 2011 · 23 Comments
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Vegan Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffins
Recently, I received a sample of whole grain flours and mixes from King Arthur Flour, some of which were gluten-free, including their Gluten-Free Baking Mix, Gluten-Free Whole Grain Mix, and Gluten-Free Ancient Grain Mix. The first gluten-free recipe I came up with using King Arthur Flour’s Gluten-Free Flour Mixes were a stash of fluffy Gluten/Dairy/Egg-Free Pancakes.

Today, I came across a recipe for Mocha Muffins on Joy of Baking, and knew immediately I had to try converting this recipe to a Gluten/Dairy/Egg Free Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe. I’ve found that whole grain flours work best with heartier muffins, not the ones that are usually lighter and whiter. I’ve made pumpkin, carrot, and banana muffins using gluten-free whole grain flour blends, and they’ve all come out great, so I suspected that Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffins would work really nicely with the gluten-free whole grain flour blends.


I made a number of adjustments to make this Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffin allergy-friendly, including substituting ground flax seed for the eggs, coconut yogurt for the buttermilk, a mashed banana for half of the oil,King Arthur Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mixfor the white flour, and King Arthur’s Gluten-Free Whole Grain Mix for the whole wheat flour. I also used unrefined coconut sugar in place of the brown sugar.


These Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffins came out so moist and chocolately, I was amazed. They did not taste at all like gluten-free muffins, which sometimes have a grainy texture. I think the cocoa and chocolate chips smoothed out the texture perhaps. My kids loved them and couldn’t believe they were gluten-free. In fact, my little guy gobbled one up pronto and was quick to show me the empty muffin liner and said, “See how good it was, I ate it up so quickly!” That’s the ultimate feedback – I know I’ve got a winner when my little guy gives it an enthusiastic thumbs up!

Gluten/Dairy/Egg-Free Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffins {Vegan}

Printable Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed plus 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup So Delicious Coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup strong black coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup King Arthur Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Mix
  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Gluten-Free Whole Grain Mix
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 cup unrefined coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine ground flax seed and water together. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flax seed mixture, coconut yogurt, olive oil, mashed banana, coffee, and vanilla extract.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the All-Purpose Baking Mix and Whole Grain Mix together, along with the cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into bowl of dry ingredients, and mix until just combined – do not overmix.
  6. Fill muffin tins with batter.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Makes 12 muffins.

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  1. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots says:

    Yummy! These look fabulous!

  2. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    Okay, that's what I want for breakfast. Healthy, and chocolate! Do you deliver to Rhode Island???

  3. Pretend Chef says:

    These muffins sound so delicious and look moist. I need to make a batch of these for breakfast to go with my morning cup of coffee. Yummy!

  4. oh my gluten free healthy chocolate mocha muffins sound amazing!!! i am totally bookmarking this!

  5. I love all the ingredients! Yum!

  6. chocolate mocha!! these look perfect!.. i just started experimenting with gf baking.. and these will definitely keep my experimentation going!!

    Richa @ http://hobbyandmore.blogspot.com/

  7. These muffins turned out really moist and chocolatey – you'd never know they were gluten-free. All my kids loved them!

  8. You had me at Mocha. Seriously, these look fabulous – light, moist and absolutely delicious!

  9. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says:

    These look fabulous! I can't wait to try them

  10. marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    Jeanette, these muffins look moist & yummy. I love anything mocha & GF even better!

  11. Shirley @ gfe says:

    Fantastic, Jeanette! It's a little cooler today so I'm getting back into muffin mode. Well, I've never gotten out of wanting to eat muffins, but baking them was another matter. 😉 GF baked goods should never, ever be grainy. I've only tried King Arthur products once, but I think they got it right in terms of having finely ground flour and baking mixes. That is key. Such a lovely flavor combo!


  12. Anonymous says:

    I have never seen coconut sugar, what can I use instead and what kind of measurement? I generally bake with either splenda, honey or agave nectar, sometimes with stevia

  13. These are gorgeous. I could just rip into one right now.

  14. France@beyondthepeel says:

    Jeanette these look so moist and tasty, which is not super typical of gluten free, dairy free muffins. Definitely worth giving these a try!

  15. I think the combination of high quality flours, yogurt, olive oil, and the chocolate chips all contributed to the moistness in these muffins. If you don't have coconut sugar, feel free to substitute your favorite sweetener. I try to use unprocessed sugars in my baking whenever possible. I'm not sure how to substitute splenda or stevia for sugar. Agave nectar is sweeter than sugar, so I would use less if you're substituting for sugar. If anyone tries these sweeteners, would love to hear how these muffins turn out.

  16. I haven't eaten a chocolate muffin in forever but they have always been my favorite (weird because I'm usually such a vanilla girl). I love that these are semi guilt-free with all of those whole grains!

  17. Vegiegail says:

    Chocolate, coffee, gluten-free, vegan, and made with So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt? I am all over these! They look insanely delicious!!!!

  18. Another one of those gluten free stuff that will add up to my long line list. This is great for my diet program.

  19. Kathy - Panini Happy says:

    Wow, these look incredible, Jeanette!

  20. I made these today but mine weren’t gluten free, still yummy though! …but…is it not good that I ate 1/4 of this recipe…all within an hour?

  21. I’m glad you liked these Kathy – I keep a batch in the freezer and just pull out one at a time for my son.

  22. These look fantastic. How can you go wrong mixing chocolate and coffee and coconut?! A perfect combination!

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