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Yummy Chocolate Chip Gluten-Free Muffin Recipe

This chocolate chip gluten-free muffin recipe is pure deliciousness! So moist and flavorful, they are the perfect gluten-free treat.

chocolate chip gluten-free muffin recipe

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Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s gluten-free muffins? If you haven’t, you must. They are absolutely glorious! The chocolate chip ones are my favorite; made with sour cream and tons of chocolate, you can not tell they are gluten-free at all. They are so good, in fact, I decided to come up with a homemade version so I can have delicious chocolatey muffins whenever the craving strikes.

Gluten-free goodness for all.

These muffins are the perfect treat for anyone following a gluten-free diet, or for anyone who just loves a delicious muffin. They’re easy to make and are sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Important Notes About Gluten-Free Baking

Gluten-free baking is different than regular baking. Here are some tips and tricks to make your GF muffins the best they can be!

Stir the batter more. In regular baking, we are often warned about the perils of over-mixing the batter. But in gluten-free baking, mixing a little longer actually adds more structure and helps with rise. So make sure to thoroughly mix your GF batter.

Let the batter rest. Another helpful tip when cooking with GF flours is to let the batter rest before baking. Gluten-free batter takes longer to absorb moisture. So after your batter is thoroughly mixed, cover and let it rest 30 minutes before baking. It will make a BIG difference.

gluten free muffins with sour cream

Chocolate Chip Gluten-Free Muffin Recipe

Okay, it’s finally time to get baking!

Gather your ingredients, preheat the oven to 350, and off we go!


chocolate chip gluten free muffin recipe with sour cream

Chocolate Chip Gluten-Free Muffins

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This chocolate chip gluten-free muffin recipe is pure deliciousness! So moist and flavorful, they are the perfect gluten-free treat.


  • 3 cups gluten-free measure for measure flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 and 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare your muffin pan (either grease or use liners). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the GF flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, vegetable oil, sugar, and eggs. Next, whisk in the sour cream, milk and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Once all ingredients are well-combined, fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Cover the batter and let it rest for 30 minutes (This gives the gluten-free flour time to absorb the liquid).
  6. Fill the muffins cups with batter and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

The Takeaway

While gluten-free baking comes with it’s challenges, it is totally possible to create yummy baked treats that rival those made with gluten. This recipe and the tips and tricks we talked about earlier will help you create tasty goodies everyone can enjoy!


I know gluten-free baking can be tricky, so if you need any help feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email. I’m more than happy to troubleshoot with you and come up with solutions.

Ready for the Next Step

After you have conquered muffins, it’s time to take your GF baking to the next level. Try this easy sandwich bread, it’s a great way to expand your gluten-free repertoire.

Happy munching,


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