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Dairy Free Chocolate Muffins (With a Gluten Free Option)

These dairy free chocolate muffins are a delicious dairy free muffin that are so good no one will know they are dairy free.

Dairy Free Chocolate Muffins

One of my daughters eats dairy free. Or eats mainly dairy free. It is not an allergy, we are not 100% strict with it, but in general she avoids dairy. Several years ago she decided to go dairy free when she realized that she felt much better not eating dairy.

I realized long ago that sometimes we just need to listen to our bodies. If your body, stomach, digestive tract, etc. don’t like something, we usually know it. All too often though we ignore the signs and end up in worse health.

So when she told me that she feels better eating mainly dairy free I listened. She occasionally cheats, but in general avoids it.

Dairy Free Chocolate Muffin

We have a lot of food issues in our family. Three of us eat gluten free. My oldest daughter has a peanut, tree nut, sesame allergy. The other daughter avoids dairy. Let’s just say that kitchen life can be complicated sometimes at our house.

Sometimes I will make special food for just the person or people that need it, but most of the time I try to make food that we can all enjoy. Food that tastes so good no one would know it is missing something or contains a special ingredients.

Muffins are a favorite at our house, so I have been experimenting with some dairy free muffins. I have a gluten free dairy free banana muffin that we love, but I wanted to come up with a basic dairy free chocolate muffin that could be made regular or gluten free.

After experimenting quite a bit with recipes, I finally came up with this dairy free chocolate muffin that is so good. It can be made with regular flour or with a gluten free blend. I like to use Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend.

These muffins really are so good that no one will know they are dairy free or gluten free dairy free. They have a great taste and texture. They are slightly more dense than a normal muffin, but the taste and texture are delicious.

Dairy Free Chocolate Muffins


Dairy Free Chocolate Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins

A simple chocolate muffin that is so good no one will know it is dairy free. I am also sharing a gluten free version. 

Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Lynn's Kitchen Adventures
  • 1 1/4 cups flour or Bob's Red Mill 1 to Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (Coconut Milk Beverage not canned coconut milk)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or regular vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. 

  2. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or grease a muffin tin. Set aside. 

  3. In a bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 

  4. In a mixing bowl mix eggs, coconut yogurt, coconut milk, oil, and vanilla until well combined. 

  5. Mix in dry ingredients just until combined. 

  6. Stir in chocolate chips. 

  7. Scoop batter into muffin cups filling each cup 3/4 full. 

  8. Bake for 17-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

  9. Let cool for 5 minutes in pan and remove to wire rack to cool completely. 

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  1. Roberta Cross says

    Isn’t the yogurt dairy?

  2. I know this defeats the purpose of this post, but have you tested these with dairy milk and yogurt? That is what I have on hand and don’t want to waste ingredients if it’s not going to come out right. 🙂

    • This recipe is based on a regular dairy filled recipe. I adjusted a few things to make it dairy free, but I think it would work with dairy. With dairy free you usually have to decrease the liquid because it is not as thick as regular dairy or sometime mess with the amount of flours. Otherwise they tend to be dry. That is part of what I changed up in this recipe. So yes I think you could make it with regular dairy just fine. I think I would add a little extra liquid though to it. So just watch that consistency of the batter and you should be able to tell if it needs a few more tablespoons of liquid. I hope that helps!

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