These Delicious Healthy Double Chocolate Muffins Taste Like Fudge!

Karen Patten

Allergen free recipes are a must for so many families these days. But allergen free chocolate muffins that taste good?  Who does not love chocolate muffins?  (I know one kid, but let assume that since he’s 3 he won’t read this post.)

A good allergen free recipe is a must in my home! This recipe for chocolate muffins is filled with wellness to get your day started and keep you going!

At my house, we all love chocolate and chocolate muffins. Dark. It’s better for us, so we’re lucky that we just happen to like it that way. But one of my sons has many food sensitivities.  So I’m always looking for a good allergen free recipe. Did you know that dark chocolate, the closer to its pure cacao state as possible, has been linked with over 40 distinct health benefits?  Dark chocolate’s high levels of polyphenols are heart protective, aid in healthy vascular function, aid in overall gut health, and increase insulin sensitivity – even in people without diabetes.  Combining dark chocolate with additional fiber creates a synergy that gives the health value of dark chocolate a super boost!

Oatmeal is a good source of fiber.  But there are other fiber powerhouses out there as well.  Just one tablespoon of ground flax has 2 grams of fiber!  Ground flax is a nutritional power house because of its high fiber content; it’s rich in Omega-3 fatty acids; and it contains phytochemicals known as lignans which may reduce blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and triglycerides.  But wait – there’s more!!  Do you remember when chia pets were all the rage? (Ok, I realize that knowledge of chia pets (younger generations feel free to google that) is the modern day equivalent of a huge scarlet date stamp on my forehead!)  Any way, itty bitty chia seeds, it turns out, are awesome for our health.  They are a great source of fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids to mention just a few.  And there are so many amazing things you can do with these little seeds! (I promise a subsequent post!)

So.  Am I ever going to talk about the blasted allergen free recipe for the chocolate muffins that are making your mouth water right now?????  Yup – here it is.

Allergen Free Chocolate Chunk Muffins

These chocolate chocolate chunk muffins are perfect for a healthy breakfast on the go or a quick snack.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Total Time48 mins
Servings: 24 Muffins


For the Muffins

  • 2 ripe bananas - "squashed" and wisked smooth
  • 1 heaping T of sun butter
  • 8 oz applesauce
  • 2 T high quality vanilla
  • 1 heaping tsp baking powder
  • 1 heaping tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp high quality cinnamon
  • 3 heaping Tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 2/3 c almond milk*
  • 1/3 to 1/2 c maple syrup I use 1/3 and find them sweet enough
  • 1 1/2 c oats
  • 1 c oat flour
  • 1/2 c finely ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 c chia seeds
  • 6 oz dark chocolate chips or chunks


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • "Squash" the bananas into a large bowl and then wisk them smooth.
  • Wisk in the vanilla and sunbutter.
  • Next wisk in the applesauce.
  • Next wisk in the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and cocoa powder.
  • Wisk almond milk and maple syrup into the bowl of wet ingredients.
  • The combined almond milk and maple syrup should total 2 cups of liquid. Adjust the almond milk according to the amount of maple syrup used.
  • Slowly wisk in oats, oat flour, ground flax seeds, and chia seeds.
  • Finally, fold in chocolate chunks.
  • Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  • Place muffin pans into your preheated oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 14 minutes. Turn pans and bake for the final 14 minutes.

Wrapped in a tiny package, these muffins are made with oats, oat flour, ground flax, chia seeds, and unsweetened dark cocoa powder.  And…this is the best part.  THEY ARE DELISH!  Not only are they delish, but the recipe is easy and versatile.  I’ve adapted this recipe from one that I originally found on Being Mrs. Olson.  By easy and versatile – I mean, you can’t mess it up.  It’s not as exacting as most baking recipes; no super precise measuring here.

You can also easily change it up – you could take out the unsweetened cocoa and dark chocolate chips and replace it with blueberries – or any other fruit!  Up the cinnamon and add apples in the fall.  If you don’t have any allergies to nuts – change up the nut butter and see what you get!  Changing to almond or cashew butter, substituting peaches and increasing the cinnamon sounds awesome to me.  But try the chocolate first. And if you really want to up your chocolate, try adding cocoa nibs.  Get real – who doesn’t love chocolate?

I’ve made lots of variations on this one muffin, and they are all amazing! To see all the other healthy muffin recipes, just click the pink link.

Let me know how you like the double chocolate and whether you try any of the others!  And I’d love for you to post a comment and let me hear how you changed it up!

If you want to check out some of the variations that have worked well, you can find them all here:

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*I used sunbutter to avoid nut butters, but if you don’t need this to be allergen free, you can substitute in any nut butter. Hazelnut butter would be delicious!!

*I used Almond Milk because, among all the nut allergies in our house, almond isn’t one of them. But I have made these with coconut milk and it works every bit as well.


  1. Megan Case on March 24, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Yay! My kids will love these! Can’t wait to try them!

    • Karen Patten on March 26, 2015 at 3:28 am

      We are crazy for them here! Enjoy!

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  3. Horace Williams on May 24, 2015 at 12:36 am

    These look amazing! They have a lot of healthy ingredients too. Thanks for sharing! Cannot wait to try:)

    • Karen Patten on May 24, 2015 at 1:45 am

      Thank you! They are! Just this morning, my youngest heard the oven door open and ran through the house yelling “Muffins are ready!!!” Let me know what you think if you try them!

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  5. Life Breath Present on July 6, 2015 at 9:48 am

    This looks great and the ingredient list is certainly something easy to do. They seem much like a banana cookie I’ve made before, but with more health benefits (flax and chia). Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. Diane on July 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    what a healthy, delicious snack for the whole family!

  7. Darlene on July 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    MMM. i love chocolate muffins. Thanks for sharing your healthy alternative.

    • Karen Patten on July 7, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      We just love these at our house! Thanks for checking them out!

  8. Deborah Davis on July 13, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    This recipe is so amazing. I can’t wait to make your yummy Double Chocolate Breakfast Muffins and enjoying it friends and family. Thanks for sharing it with us on the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing.

  9. Hillary Cole on August 22, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Was looking around for a good go-to breakfast since school starts up for us next week! I will be buying the ingredients for these. We too have allergies…almond is one lol! So I will try cashew milk but can’t wait to taste them!

    • Karen Patten on August 22, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Cashew is one of ours 🙂 I’ve tried replacing the almond milk with coconut milk and that works just fine as a substitute. I suspect any of the other “milks” would work just fine! Enjoy!

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    The recipe that comes up is Apple Cinnamon muffins. Can you repost the chocolate one pretty please?

    • Karen Patten on January 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      Ack! I’m so sorry! I’ve got it fixed! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. It’s on my “to do” list tomorrow!

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Hi, I’m Karen, the Atlanta mama, writer, and creator at Intentional Family Life. I’m a passionate advocate for intentional living so that you can experience all that you deserve for yourself and your family. Here, I inspire moms to chose what matters most and then to only do the things that move them closer to what matters most. Read More About Karen…

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