Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins

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These Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins taste just like Nutella, and are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins taste just like Nutella, and are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!

Like many people, I am a huge fan of Nutella. I think that the combo of chocolate and hazelnut is a match made in heaven! These gluten-free chocolate hazelnut muffins are no exception.

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins taste just like Nutella, and are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!

I started working at Dion’s the end of last year. I’ve really been enjoying my day-job and that it has allowed me to let Flippin’ Delicious become a hobby again. It is so much more fun to develop recipes, photograph cookies, and eat them now that the pressure of it being my “job” has been removed.

I was just burnt out, churning out so many recipes. Now I get to bake “for fun” and then when the results are scrumptious I can’t help but share the recipe with you.

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins taste just like Nutella, and are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!

When it was my boss’s birthday, I volunteered to make cupcakes to share with our team. She was training for a marathon at the time so I didn’t want to bring cupcakes that would throw her off track. I LOVE my friend Chrystal’s (Gluten-Free Palate) Gluten Free Double Chocolate Muffins. They are grain-free, dairy-free, and except for the chocolate chips, they are refined sugar-free. I adapted Chrystal’s recipe to make these moist Nutella-inspired grain free chocolate hazelnut muffins.

To turn them into “healthy” Nutella cupcakes I topped some of them with a swirl of Nutella, and I frosted the rest of them with a mixture of whipped cream cheese, Nutella, cocoa powder, and honey. And of course, some sprinkles.

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins taste just like Nutella, and are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!

The cupcakes were a huge hit! I made a double batch, frosted half to be “cupcakes” and put the other half in the freezer. Over the next few weeks, I would pull a few grain-free chocolate hazelnut muffins and eat them for breakfast at my desk. (I rarely am put together enough to eat breakfast before I get to work, and then I am HANGRY.)

Naturally, as an ambassador for Rodelle, I used their Gourmet Baking Cocoa and Gourmet Vanilla Extract in this recipe. As always, all opinions are entirely my own. I am an ambassador for Rodelle because I LOVE their products and always have them stocked in my kitchen.

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins taste just like Nutella, and are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!

Whether you made these grain-free muffins for a guilt-free treat, or indulgent breakfast they will disappear quickly. Top them with a swirl of Nutella if you feel like being just a little bit naughty.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins
 
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These Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins taste just like Nutella, and are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!
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Serves: 12 muffins
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line your muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup, and eggs.
  3. Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda and mix until well combined.
  4. Dissolve the instant coffee in the vanilla extract.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips, hazelnuts, vanilla extract into the batter.
  6. Fill each muffin liner approx ¾ full, and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool 5-10 minutes before eating, or cool completely if you intend to frost them into cupcakes.

 

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins taste just like Nutella, and are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!

Comments

  1. says

    These look delightful! I always feel so much better when I eat healthy, but it’s a struggle for me because I have a HUGE sweet tooth! Can’t wait to satisfy that with these yummy muffins.

  2. says

    Those look delicious! You really can’t go wrong with a grain-free muffin. 😉 Chocolate and hazelnuts are a great combo, too!

  3. Robin says

    I am making these now and see the vanilla and coffee/espresso in the ingredients. I am going to assume they just go in with the batter and hope for the best. It just doesn’t say in the instructions.

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Hi Robin,
      Yes, they go in the batter. I’ll update the instructions so it is more clear. Thank you. -Brianna

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