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Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins | Gluten free & perfectly tender texture. Lots of orange flavor and plenty of mini chocolate chips make for a perfect breakfast treat!
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Fluffy Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins | Gluten Free Option

Low on sugar, high on delicious flavor!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 203kcal


  • 1/3 C canola oil
  • 1/3 C honey
  • 2 eggs room temp
  • zest of 1 orange about 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice or however much you can get out of 1 orange
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 C milk or milk substitute, like almond milk
  • 1 3/4 C GF flour blend* or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 C mini chocolate chips
  • sugar to sprinkle on top optional


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with non-stick spray, or line with muffin cups. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine oil, honey, eggs, vanilla, zest, juice and milk.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet. Using a large spoon, stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Add chocolate chips and gently combine until evenly distributed.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, evenly distribute batter into 12 muffin cups. They'll be about 3/4 full, which is perfect to get those beautiful muffin tops!
  • Bake on center rack of preheated oven 5 minutes at 425°F. Then turn oven down to 350°F and bake for another 8-10 minutes, or until puffed and set in the center.
  • Remove and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edge and pop out and fully cool on wire rack. ENJOY!


*I always use King Arthur's Measure for Measure Gluten Free flour blend in my GF recipes, however, any blend, such as Cup4Cup or Bob's Red Mill 1:1 should work just as well. 


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg