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


Muffin tin

Paper muffin liners

2 mixing bowls


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


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!

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Flourless Cacao Fudge Cake

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Flourless Brownies with Ganache Topping

Yours in health and happiness,


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?

Total 2 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