Mexican Chocolate Gluten Free Muffins

  • Author: lindsay cotter
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 22 min
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 muffins 1x


Mexican Chocolate Gluten Free Muffins {Vegan, Refined Sugar Free}



  • 2 cups Gluten free multipurpose flour mix (I used bob redmill’s gluten free 1:1 flour)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea Salt
  • 1 cup california dried figs (8) – chopped
  • 2 oz dark chocolate (melted)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • pinch of cayenne or chili pepper and nutmeg (1/4 tsp or so)
  • 1/2 cup coconut Sugar
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk.
  • 1/3 cup coconut Oil
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup pumpkin puree or ripe avocado (more for extra moist)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar or Distilled Vinegar
  • Optional topping –  cocoa powder (unsweetened) and cinnamon to top and/or Dulce De Leche Sauce to top (vegan)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. In a medium bowl, combine together GF flour, baking soda, salt. Set aside.
  3. Grind your dried figs or finely dice them. They will be adding bulk to the batter. Set aside. .
  4. Next melt your chocolate in microwave or stove top and mix in spices.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, milk, pumpkin (or avocado), coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Mix well with stand mixer or hand mixer.
  6. Then  fold in your apple cider vinegar, gently.
  7. Add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, gently stir together until smooth. The batter should be similar to a cake batter.
  8. Gently fold in your chopped figs.
  9. Lastly, pour the melted chocolate into the batter and stir using a spatula.
  10. Spoon into greased muffin tins about 2/3rds to 3/4 full.
  11. Bake for,about 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  12. Remove from the oven and let it cool. Add extra cocoa powder or melted chocolate on top with cinnamon.
  13. Optional dulce de leche to top.


  • Gluten free 1:1 Flour works best.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american/mexican

Keywords: mexican, chocolate, vegan, gluten free, dessert, breakfast, healthy, chocolate


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