Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins

  • Yield : 24 mini muffins
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 12m
  • Ready In : 15m

Chocolate almond mini muffins

The flavour combination of chocolate and almond is always a winner in my mind and these mini muffins are no exception! My kids aren’t allowed to take nuts to school so I often serve them for afternoon tea. They love peanut butter on celery, or chocolate almond biscuits (in our book Boosting Your Basics) or just a classic peanut butter sandwich! And I do love experimenting with almond meal.

This is a fulfilling little snack that uses one bowl and takes no time to make. Perfect for an afternoon tea treat, you can pop a chocolate melt on top or stir through some chocolate chips – or just leave them out! One of my recipe testers said they put a dollop of chocolate hazelnut spread on top which sounds amazing, too!

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  • 1 ½ cups (130g) almond meal
  • ¼ cup cacao powder or cocoa
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup your preferred milk
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  •  Chocolate melts to top or ½ cup choc chips (optional)


Step 1

Preheat oven to 160°C and grease a 24-hole mini muffin tin.

Step 2

Combine the almond meal, cacao or cocoa, coconut and baking powder - mix to combine. -

Step 3

Add the eggs, oil, vanilla, milk and maple syrup (and chocolate chips if using - if using melts see below) and mix to form a thick batter. -

Step 4

Spoon into the muffin tins and push a chocolate melt button into the tops if desired.

Step 5

Bake for 12 minutes or until the tops slightly spring back when you touch them. Allow to cool before removing from the tin. -

Step 6

Storage: Allow to cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Alternatively wrap individually and place in a freezer proof bag for up to 2 months. Microwave for 10 seconds before serving – they’re yummy warm. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Jodie on August 5, 2021

    What would be a suitable nut free flour alternative?

    • posted by KK on August 22, 2021

      You could try spelt flour?
      I made a batch one time and didn’t have enough almond meal so I substituted some spelt flour in and they still turned out well so perhaps give that a try! If you’re looking for a GF nut free substitute maybe try a GF flour or chickpea

  2. posted by Trac on August 5, 2021

    Hi! Thanks for this recipe! Didn’t have almond meal and dessicated coconut in hand so I used a food processor to combine all these ingredients since I was going to blend my raw almonds & it works out pretty well!

  3. posted by KK on August 22, 2021

    These taste amazing and are so easy to make!

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