Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins

These gluten free chocolate muffins are wonderfully soft and fluffy and topped with a buttery crumble.

Mexican Chocolate Muffins


Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These gluten free chocolate muffins are wonderfully soft and fluffy and topped with a buttery crumble.


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sour cream (use full fat)
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil, such as avocado or canola
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 2 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Line 12 muffin cups (link to my favs below)
  2. Whisk egg in medium bowl.
  3. Add yogurt, sour cream, oil, sugar, and vanilla and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add in flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir just until combined.
  5. Preheat oven to 375° and let batter sit while oven is preheating. This eliminates any gritty texture.
  6. Divide batter between muffin cups. The muffin cups will appear very full, but that's ok. They will puff up but the batter is thick enough they won't run over the edge and overflow.
  7. Sprinkle generously with crumb topping. 
  8. Bake about 13-15 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center muffin comes out clean. Watch carefully and remove as soon as they are done so they don't dry out.


I used Bob's Red Mill 1:1 flour in this recipe. Grandpa's Kitchen and Better Batter would also work well.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Enjoy by Paula
    June 2, 2015 at 12:20 am

    looks delicious!! <3 please visit my blog: <3 <3 <3 <3

  • Reply
    Gluten Free Muffin Roundup! | Life After Wheat
    July 11, 2015 at 12:07 am

    […] Mexican Chocolate with Cinnamon Crumb Topping by yours truly (it’s a personal fav) […]

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Skip to Recipe