Chocolate Walnut Muffins


If you’ve got a hankering for something chocolatey, try these just-sweet-enough cacao walnut muffins.

cacao walnut muffin bitten intoSatisfy that chocolate craving for these fluffy, grain-free muffins. Almond flour stands in for traditional flour, creating a moist and nutty muffin filled with fiber. With an antioxidant-rich cacao powder in the batter and cacao nibs sprinkled on top, they’re a chocolate lover's dream without the guilt!

One of the best parts about making muffins from scratch is having complete control of the sugar content. Bakery muffins are often loaded with processed sugar and offer little health benefits. These chocolate muffins are just as indulgent while using pure ingredients like maple syrup and real cacao. They can be enjoyed for dessert, but are low enough in sugar to be a great grab-and-go breakfast with fiber, protein, and healthy fats to start your day.

Of course, you can’t have nutty muffins without walnuts! Crunchy and satisfying, these super antioxidant-rich nuts help stave off cardiovascular disease and also promote a healthy gut environment by increasing good bacteria. (1)

Raw cacao nibs and cacao powder join forces in this recipe to create intense chocolate flavor. Plus, raw cacao adds a dose of powerful antioxidants that protect cells from free radical damage from pollution, sun damage, and pesticides. Cacao nibs are a great swap for chocolate chips in cookies, muffins, and brownies. (2)

More great ways to use cacao include:

Cacao Walnut Muffins

Prep time- 10

Cook time- 30 minutes

Wait time- 15 minutes

Total time- 55 minutes

Serves- 6

Tools:

Muffin tin

Paper muffin liners

2 mixing bowls

Ingredients

1½ cups blanched almond flour

1/4 cup Cacao Bliss or raw cacao powder

1/2 t baking powder

1/4 t sea salt

2 large pasture raised eggs

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts + 2 T extra for topping

1/4 cup cacao nibs + 1 T extra for topping

ingredients to make cacao walnut muffins

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line 6 muffin tins with paper liners.
2. Combine almond flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and sea salt in a mixing bowl.

cacao walnut muffins ingredients
3. In a separate, larger bowl, stir together the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, and almond milk.
4. Gradually stir the almond flour mixture into the wet ingredients to form a moist batter. Fold in walnuts and cacao nibs.
5. Scoop the batter evenly among muffin tins and sprinkle additional walnuts and cacao nibs on top of each muffin. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
6. Let the muffins cool for 15 minutes before enjoying.

cacao walnut muffins in a farm fresh white dish

Special thanks to Jennafer Ashley over at PaleoHacks for sharing this delicious recipe with you!

You might also like:

Flourless Cacao Fudge Cake

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Flourless Brownies with Ganache Topping

Yours in health and happiness,

Danette

P.S. Please share this with your friends who love muffins and love eating healthy. When's the last time you baked some yummy treats?

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Total 25 comments
  1. Vangelia Fawcett

    Hi Danette, I have purchased on two different occasions of the cocoa Bliss. It was suppose to come with a recipe book and all I received were individual postcards of a few recipes. I need the cook book because I would like to make the cake in the mug. How can I receive this cookbook. I don’t know how to contact you other then what I just did. I am disappointed because all I’ve made is coco . I love the product and looking forward to making more things with it but not able to without the book. Each offer I subscribed to was suppose to give a digital download and that didn’t work either. Please help me out. Sincerely Vangelia Fawcett

    1. Danette May

      Hi Vangelia, thank you for reaching out. You should have received an email containing the bonus digital cookbook immediately follow your purchase of Cacao Bliss, I’m sorry if it didn’t arrive. I have sent you an email with the link for your convenience. Much love! – Admin Ivy

  2. Lahoma

    Hi, I got the recipe for the chocolate walnut muffins. I had a pop up for the coco cook book that was to be emailed to me but I never received it.

    1. Danette May

      Hi Lahoma, please click on the chat box on the lower right of the screen to chat with your chat support to request for the cookbook. Please give them the email address you used when you made the purchase. I would just normally email it but in this case, I can’t locate your order with this email address. Much love!- Admin Ivy

  3. Juliette DiGirolamo

    Hi there. Still waiting for my cookbook. I’ve ordered 8 cans of cacao bliss and no cookbook has been delivered to me yet. Thanks julie

    1. Danette May

      Hi Juliette, thank you forder. You should have received an email containing the bonus digital cookbook immediately follow your purchase of Cacao Bliss, I’m sorry if it didn’t arrive. I have just emailed it, please check your inbox as well as your spam or junk mails. Much love! – Admin Ivy

  4. Sarah

    Hi Danette,

    Love the product and can’t wait to try this. I also did not receive a cookbook with my last order of Cacao Bliss. How do I get the cookbook? ?

  5. Sheryl Orberson

    Hello! I order four containers of Caco Bliss as well and cannot get the PDF to open when I try to click it. I didn’t receive an email with the recipes either. Thank you if you will send them to me.

    1. Danette May

      Hi Dorene, sorry for the delay in reply. You should have received an email containing the bonus digital cookbook immediately follow your purchase of Cacao Bliss, I’m sorry if it didn’t arrive. Please check your email now including your spam, junk mails or even promotions tab in your gmail as I have just resent it. Much love!- Admin Ivy

    1. Danette May

      Hi Betty, thanks for purchasing. Please check your inbox now including your spam or junk mails as I have just resent it. If you still could not find it, please click on the chat button on the bottom right of the screen and our live chat agents will be able to assist you real time. Much love! – Admin Ivy

  6. Rosa Few

    I have been buying Cacao Bliss for over a year now and love it! I did not receive your free cook book. Can I still get it? I would love to have those recipes!

    Rosa Few 724-413-4740

    1. Danette May

      Hi Rosa, Thanks for reaching out. You should have received an email containing the bonus digital cookbook immediately follow your purchase of Cacao Bliss, I’m sorry if it didn’t arrive. The link is also on the confirmation page but is easily missed, so we’ve made it possible for you to download it. Please check your inbox as I have just emailed. – Much love! – Admin Ivy

  7. Pam Meinert

    I also have ordered several of the cocoa bliss, but did not get a recipe book. will this come via email or via mail?
    Thanks,

    1. Danette May

      Hi Pam, we send the cookbook to your email as soon as you have completed the order. It can be easily missed but I have just sent this to your email add. Please check your spam or junk mails and make sure to add support@danettemay.com to your contacts. If you still can’t find it, please click on the help button below and our live chat agents will be able to assist your real time. Much love! – Admin Ivy