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Grain-free chocolate chip muffins

The nanas are here!

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(Pure joy. My heart couldn’t even handle how happy Liv was to see madre and nana.)

Yesterday morning, Liv and I met up with Whitney and her little guy at the library for storytime.

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The downtown library is HUGE, and the bonus is that they have free 2-hour garage parking. Parking downtown is a valuable commodity -I’ve driven around in circles many a time silently cursing to myself- so this alone inspired me to visit the library even more. I love borrowing books -I adore my kindle, but there’s something special and nostalgic about library books- and have so much fun taking Livi to the kids’ activities and events. 

From there, we headed to the airport for mom and nana ?

On the way home, we picked up pizza to enjoy outside on the patio for a little picnic. It was my first time trying Sammy’s and while the service wasn’t great, the gluten-free goat cheese pizza was pretty amazing ? We also got a margherita pizza and huge salad to share.

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Since then, we’ve spent a lot of time hanging out and enjoying each other’s company, and it’s been perfect <3 Today, we’ll venture out of the house for an adventure, and I have to show nana the glory that is Tiki Port.

In the meantime, I’m excited to share with you the star of the show for my first homemade acai bowl: grain-free chocolate chip muffins.

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(I had some granola on hand, but crumbled muffins.) 

These little muffins don’t have added sugar or oils, and the sweetness is provided by applesauce and the chocolate chips.

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I wanted to create an easy recipe with minimal measuring, and one that my gluten-free friends would be able to enjoy.

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The almond meal adds a dose of healthy fats, fiber and protein, and these breakfast treats are especially delicious with a couple of scrambled eggs or crumbled into yogurt or a smoothie.

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Let me know if you give them a try ?

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Grain-free chocolate chip muffins

A delicious gluten-free snack recipe using minimal and clean ingredients. This sweet treat also has no added sugar or oils.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 6 1x



  • 1 container of organic cinnamon applesauce (127g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a standard muffin pan with coconut oil or nonstick spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well-combined.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly to pour into six of the muffin molds.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 until set.
  5. Let cool completely before using a spatula to remove from the muffin tin.


  • Make a large batch and freeze for a make-ahead snack or breakfast option.
  • Feel free to add citrus zest or fresh berries, too!


  • Serving Size: 3

Hope you have a wonderful day <3

See ya later with some lower body strength training tips + shenanigans.

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