Healthy mini chocolate chip muffins made with coconut flour are perfect for those on a low carb keto diet or looking for a tasty gluten-free muffin.
A friend on Facebook tried these low carb muffins the other day and raved about them. The original recipe (1 carb coconut milk muffins) did not have chocolate chips. Allison added chocolate chips to her muffins and they looked so pretty, I had to update the post, recipe and pictures with her additon. Enjoy!
Healthy Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins (low carb chocolate chip muffins coconut flour)
Most kiddos are back to school at this point, right? Mine started several weeks ago and we’re already doing homework, planning projects and attending extracurricular activities. It makes for a super busy week. The last thing I want to think about is what my kids can have for a snack after school or what they can pack into their lunch boxes.
I’m so happy that my kids are at an age where they can grab a “mom approved” low carb snack on their own instead of waiting around for me to make one for them. Typically, after school snacks consists of a meat-and-cheese roll-up or vegetables and dip, but I like to spoil my kids with a nice low carb muffin from time to time. Both kids love chocolate chips and mini muffins are the perfect size for little hands and smaller tummies. The combination is perfect.
I love that these healthy chocolate chip muffins are made from coconut flour. There are several coconut flour muffin recipes on the blog and they all have great reviews. Many people don’t like low carb treats made from coconut flour, but I think they haven’t tried a good recipe yet. I like coconut flour because it’s high in fiber and absorbs a lot of liquid, so less is needed. This recipe is great for those starting out on a low carb or keto diet because it also calls for oat fiber, which helps tone-down the coconut taste.
These mini chocolate chip muffins are easy to make!
Oat fiber is made from the papery husk of the oat groat and is almost pure fiber. If you are on a special gluten-free diet, make sure to buy a brand that is gluten-free. I have been told that the Trim Healthy Mama Oat Fiber is NON-GMO and gluten-free. It improves texture of baked goods when added to other low carb flours and also helps increase yield. The down-side? It has a lot of fiber which becomes another carbohydrate source in large quantities.
As I mentioned, the combination of coconut flour and oat fiber yields a mild tasting, tender coconut flour muffin serving as the perfect backdrop for the chocolate chips. Full-fat coconut milk serves both as the fat and the moisture in this recipe and adds a nice sweetness. Over-all, these are great little muffins perfect as a snack or a small treat.
Healthy Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins are 1 net carb each
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Healthy Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins (Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Muffins)
- Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a mini muffin pan with baking spray or line with papers.
- Measure all of the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) into a medium bowl and mix thoroughly with a whisk to break-up lumps.
- Measure and mix all of the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry, and beat with a hand mixer until completely combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Let set for 5 minutes.
- Evenly distribute the batter to each muffin cup. Bake until a tooth pick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean about 15 minutes. Makes 24. Nutritional information per 1 muffin.