Flourless Double Chocolate Muffins

Today is my husband’s birthday! We’re in a new house, with no furniture and bare essentials in the kitchen. Luckily, I have some friends in town that lent me a skillet and a few kitchen wares to include a muffin pan. Hence… MUFFINS! Yup… I was itching to get recipe developing in the new place, and with J’s bday, it just seemed right that it would be a sweet treat. Although these aren’t for his birthday! Ha! Jack really wanted to bake. Today we’re also making the muffins from my cookbook. 

Chocolate Lover’s Muffin

Rich and gooey, made even richer and gooey by the melting chocolate chunks! These flourless muffins are made of eggs, cacao, tahini, and love. Little hands helped stir this recipe together and the hopes of a 5-year-old made it work. Sometimes, I swear, I don’t know how these things turn out. I’m a mix everything up and hope for the best kind of cook. I’m instinctual and the opposite of calculated.

paleo chocolate muffin

Paleo. Check! Keto. Check! Dairy + Nut Free. Check!

Yup, flourless double chocolate muffins check the allergen boxes (except egg free, sorry). Bonus, they’re pretty flexible in terms of seed butter… which what you got. Tahini, sun butter, tigernut butter… even if you want to use peanut or almond butter. It’ll do.

As far as the sweetener I used a mix of stevia and local raw honey since I made these for the boys. But using ChocZero, Lakanto or another low carb liquid sweetener will work just fine. When using a low carb sweetener these bad boys are only 10 total carbs per serving, which is pretty rad for a muffin!

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keto chocolate muffin

keto chocolate muffin


Flourless Double Chocolate Muffins

keto muffin

One bowl, easy peasy recipe for moist and rich chocolate muffins!

  • Author: Cristina
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9
  • Category: keto
  • Method: baking


2 large eggs, room temp

1/4 cup room temp coconut oil (this one)

2 tablespoons nut or seed butter

1/4 cup Lakanto Sweetener or other granulated sweetener

1 teaspoon liquid stevia glycerite, not the regular liquid stevia (this one), optional, see notes

1 sifted cup cacao powder (this one), or use a spoon to fill up your measuring cup, do not scoop it up

1 scant teaspoons salt (this one)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground coffee (instant coffee or fresh espresso grind)

1/4 cup coconut cream (this one) or cashew creamer

1/4 cup hot water, more as needed

60 dark chocolate chips or chunks


Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and lightly spray with coconut or avocado oil.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, and seed butter with a fork until fluffy.  Add in the sweeteners and mix in thoroughly.

Stir in the cacao powder, baking soda, salt, and coffee until well combined, and sort of dry.

Add the coconut cream, followed by the hot water and stir until the mix is fluid again. If the mix is thick like a stiff paste, add in spoonfuls of hot water, one at a time, mixing it in completely before the next,  until it becomes fluid but thick like cake batter!

Give it a taste (that’s right, lick the spatula), adjust salt or sweetness as needed.

Mix in half of the chocolate chunks or chips, if you are using a bar, chop it up into small pieces.

Distribute the batter into the muffin pan, filling 9 slots.

Top each muffin with 2-3 pieces of the remaining chocolate.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until slightly risen and firm looking, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely before handling.


*Nutrition Facts Reflect Use of Low Carb/Calorie Sweetener Like Lakanto, total carbs not net* Depending on which keto sweetener you use you may need to use less than 1/4 cup. Please follow manufacturer instructions and/or your preferences.

*If you want to omit the Stevia use 1/3 cup granulated sweetener


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 145
  • Sugar: 0.2
  • Sodium: 36.3
  • Carbohydrates: 10.3
  • Fiber: 3.8
  • Protein: 3.8

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39 Replies to “Flourless Double Chocolate Muffins”

  1. Just made! Can’t wait for them to come out of the oven. I can tell by the batter alone that these are going to be GREAT!

    1. The tahini gives them some structural integrity 🙂 You could always use a nut butter or other seed butter!


    1. It might be sweeter than honey. What does the package say? If it’s says cup for cup for sugar then yes 1:1. If not start with less, taste, adjust as needed.

  3. I am a fan already! My goodness these look amazing!!! I’m looking forward to making some with Lily’s chocolate chips.

  4. I’m going to be going back to keto soon and i think this might have to be the first thing i make haha! i bloody love a chocolate muffin! but double choc?! omg <3

  5. Recipe calls for a scant teaspoon of salt. is that a typo? i doubled this recipe and baked in a loaf pan, delicious, but definitely salty. did i misinterpret the recipe or was it an error?

    1. It’s not an error… I’ve made these several times, as well as other people and you are the first to report a salty taste… but you did make modifications… doubled it and used a loaf pan… did you use salted butter or a salted nut butter instead of tahini by any chance? Also… in doubling the recipe 2 tsp does sound like a lot for one loaf.

    1. ah you’re right… I even double checked before answering you and didnt catch it! I need a fresh set of eyes! Fixed it. thank you!

  6. When you say “room temp” coconut oil does that mean liquid or semi-solid. its so darn hot where I live, if i leave it on the counter its always liquid. Thanks

  7. Can you please clarify the type and amount of sweetener to be used? In the recipe, it lists granulated sweetener but in the notes you talk about liquid sweeteners such as ChocZero or honey. Also not clear on where stevia does or does not come into this. Any guidance would be appreciated! Thank you.

    1. Hey, per the recipe use Lakanto granulated sweetener and stevia glycerite in the amounts listed… it just states if you do use different sweeteners the amount needed might be different.

      1. Ok. Thanks. FYI: The notes and even the link for the Lankanto sweetener all refer to liquid sweeteners. I just wanted to be sure that liquid is not the preferable option.

        1. Right, sorry my last comment wasn’t very clear… you can use liquid or granulated sweetener in equal amounts…. so lakanto liquid or lakanto granulated would be my go-to plus the stevia in the recipe, which I always use stevia glycerite.

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