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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

If you love bakery style muffins, but miss them since going gluten free you need to make these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins! Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

My family loves muffins. We love them! Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and desserts we love them.

We have several muffin recipes that we have been making for years that I have adapted to be gluten free. When I first started adapting muffin recipes I thought it would be easy. It is not.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

These gluten free chocolate chips muffins might look delicious, but that picture was taken after many tries. The picture below is what some of the versions looked like.

Not very pretty or tasty. But I was determined not to give up on these muffins because my family loved the original version so much. I knew I really wanted to adapt to be gluten free, but this was not an easy task.

The original muffin was for a bakery style muffin. It had a great taste and texture. The trick was to get that same taste and texture in a gluten free version.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

I think I made these at least six times. The first few batches tasted okay, but needed work. Then just when I thought I might have them right, they started collapsing in the middle and I had to start adjusting again.

After quite a bit of trying I finally have them right. The final version is a gluten free muffin my kids love!

The biggest change I made was using buttermilk as the liquid and adding a little baking soda. I think the buttermilk really helped with the texture of these. Buttermilk may just be one of my secret weapons in gluten free baking. In some recipes it makes all the difference.

Now, these are a sweet muffin. They could actually be used more like a dessert or even a cupcake if frosted, but however you serve them I think you will enjoy them. We love making them in a large batch to keep in the freezer. So good!

Bakery Style Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins



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  1. Glad you go the muffins to finally work. I agree that in some gluten-free recipes buttermilk really helps. Although I kind of think the well in the center was the perfect place to spread some frosting! 🙂

  2. Looks yummy! Could you substitute blueberries for the choc chips or would that be too much moisture?
    Thanks for the great recipes!

    • That might be too much moisture, but it would probably be worth a try. You could easily use white chocolate or other types of chips in this though instead of the chocolate.

  3. These look delicious! I am going to add the link to a post I’m doing on muffins for Recipe Lion!!

  4. Are regular chocolate chips gluten free or is there a specific brand you like to use?

    • Enjoy life chips are gluten free. For other brands I just read labels and check with the company websites to make sure they are.

  5. The muffins turned out beautiful! I didn’t have enough brown sugar on hand (1/4 cup) so I used agave for the rest (a little less than it called for) and we are dairy free so I used So Delicious plain coconut milk and a half of a small lemon squeezed. Flavor was great, only problem is my mini chocolate chips sank when it baked, which didn’t bother anyone in my house.

    • If you toss the chips in a little bit of the flour, just like a tablespoon or so, it will help keep them from sinking. I am glad you enjoyed the muffins.


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