Gluten & Grain Free Chocolate Almond Muffins - Photo- Philip Blankenship

Free of gluten and grains, this moist and gooey muffin with a crispy topping is full of satisfying flavors and textures.

gluten & grain free almond muffins with chocolate & caramel
ingredients muffins

2 cups almond flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) butter
¼ cup palm sugar
2 eggs
½ cup dark chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)
½ cup milk chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)
½ cup chopped pecans

ingredients topping

¼ cup butter (½ stick)
¼ cup palm sugar
2 tablespoons cream (or milk)
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup sliced almonds

directions muffins

Mix almond flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.

Melt butter with palm sugar and stir until palm sugar is mostly melted.

Add butter and palm sugar to the almond flour mixture and stir only until incorporated.

Add eggs and stir only until incorporated.

Gently stir in chocolate and pecans only until incorporated.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and bake at 325F/175C for 15 minutes before adding the topping.

directions topping

Bring butter, palm sugar and cream to a slow boil and continue to boil for 5 minutes.

Take off the heat and gently stir in sliced almonds.

Divide topping over the half baked muffins and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the muffins turn golden brown.

Makes 10 large muffins.

Gluten & Grain Free Chocolate Almond Muffins - Photo Philip Blankenship

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Photography by Philip Blankenship.