gluten-free meyer lemon + bittersweet chocolate muffins
Make way for my lovely guest poster, Natalie! I might be biased (she is my sister in law, after all) but Natalie makes some of the most amazingly delicious gluten-free baked goods I’ve ever tasted in my life. MY LIFE. Being that I’m a very far cry from her level in the gluten-free baking world, I thought I’d hand over the reigns to her to share a sweet GF treat for my gluten intolerant readers… and for anyone who drools over the thought of Meyer lemon and chocolate muffins (drooling, party of one right here). Enjoy!
Twenty four delicious little muffins to share or not to share. Up to you, I won’t judge, I promise, considering I ate about three a day for a week. And now I must go work out!
Meyer Lemon & Bittersweet Chocolate Muffins (Gluten-Free)
Recipe by Good Girl Style
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup of sugar
2 cups gluten-free flour blend (I used Pamela’s Baking Mix because it incorporates almond flour, but I also love Bob’s Red Mill and King Arthur Flour GF flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sour cream
zest of 2 Meyer lemons
1/4 cup Meyer lemon juice
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao is my favorite)
Preheat the oven to 375 and set your paper liners in muffin tins. Cream the butter and sugar well. Add the eggs ones at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. This is where you can take out a Tablespoon or so and mix it with the chocolate chips if you wish. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour.
Gently stir in the zest, lemon juice, and chocolate chips, being careful not to overmix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 to 2/3 full and let sit for 10 minutes.
Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes for small muffins, longer for regular muffins, about 20 minutes.
I made a quick glaze with some leftover chocolate chips melted with about a half teaspoon of coconut oil and drizzled that on top of the cooled muffins.
Girlfriend. These sound heavenly!
Heather — I agree! 🙂
I LOVE your baking cups Natalie! It must be tough being a baker and having to eat gluten-free, but this recipe really doesn’t make it look TOO bad! It looks delic!
Good share! Make that drooling, party of two. Thanks.
Meghan — Aren’t they adorable? Glad I have a drooling partner! 😉
These are SO stinking cute! Recipe sounds amazing!
a farmer in the dell — Thanks so much! I think it sounds pretty amazing, too 🙂
These are such beautiful little muffins, Stephanie – great flavors! I love your blog and look forward to visiting again soon!
Georgia — Thank you so much!
Heather, Meghan, a farmer in the dell, Georgia, and Steph: Thanks for all of the kind words, everyone! I had such fun creating these little pretties–and I’m totally smitten with this flavor combination 🙂
Pretty muffins! I’m obsessed with Meyers (and fortunate to have my own tree :)). Love those liners!
Laura — What, your own Meyer lemon tree?? Girl, you are lucky! 🙂
I always love having gluten-free recipes in my repertoire because you never know who will be coming over for dinner! These muffins sound absolutely amazing! Meyer lemons are magical things.
Joanne — Me too! And these are good muffins to have in that repertoire. 🙂
What a great guest post…these look delicious! 😀
Caroline — Thanks!
Agghh…I *knew* I was going to kick myself for not buying that bag of meyer lemons at the grocery store the other day.
These look so good and I love those wrappers!!
Kelli — Girl, I did the SAME thing the other day. Never again! 🙂
Oh these muffins are fabulous!
Ashley — I agree! Thank ya, lady! 🙂
How adorable is your sister! I feel for her about the crappy gluten free products. Thankfully, they’re getting better and as she’s already found out, the store bought gluten-free all purpose flours are pretty killer! These muffins are pretty and look delicious! Chocolate and lemon together may be one of the best combos known to man (second only to peanut butter and chocolate 😉
Julia — Isn’t she? 🙂 And I agree, it’s a close second to the magic that is PB and chocolate!
There are few better combos than fresh citrus and chocolate! These look like the perfect Sunday morning snack. Can’t wait to try them!
Kelly — Hope you like them! 🙂
My sister is GF so it’s always nice to find a very tasty looking recipe! Looks so yummy, I love lemons
Kelly — It can be hard to find a good GF recipe! Hope she likes it 🙂
Lemons are my favorite. I put them in everything! I am pinning these muffins and I hope I can try them soon- they look so good!