Gluten-Free Chocolate Muffins with Rice Flour

If you’re looking for a gluten-free dessert recipe, these Rice Flour Chocolate Muffins will be perfect! These healthy muffins only take 30 minutes to make, and the fluffy, tasty treats are guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Rice flour cacao muffins on a wire rack.

Rice flour is an amazing substitute for regular all-purpose flour, offering a gluten-free option for those with dietary restrictions. These mini-size gluten-free chocolate muffins are so easy to make, and the rice flour gives them a light and fluffy texture that perfectly complements the rich chocolate flavor.

In just 30 minutes, you’ll be able to enjoy fluffy gluten-free chocolate muffins that are as delicious as they are easy to make!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love gluten-free muffins.
  • You are looking for rice flour recipe.
  • You want to make muffins with rice flour.

Let me walk you through the ingredients and the instructions. If you want to check the recipe, jump to the recipe card by clicking below. Let’s get started!

About this recipe

  • Rice flour muffins
  • Gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate muffin recipe
  • Mini-size muffins (12 muffins)
  • The baking time is only 13 minutes

📋 Ingredients

Here are the simple ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients for rice flour cacao muffins.
  • White Rice Flour: I use plain white rice flour, but you can substitute it with brown rice flour.
  • Eggs: I use whole eggs.
  • Sugar: I use beet sugar in this recipe, but you can substitute it with brown sugar, natural cane sugar, coconut sugar, or any sugar of your choice.
  • Oil: I use Taihaku sesame oil squeezed raw, which has no fragrant aroma like regular sesame oil (pressed after roasting). You can use vegetable oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, or any oil you choose.
  • Soy Milk: I use soy milk made from non-GMO soybeans with no flavor or sugar added. You can substitute it with dairy milk or plant-based milk such as almond or oats milk.
  • Cacao Powder: I use unsweetened cacao powder.
  • Baking Powder: I use aluminum-free baking powder.

If you want more information about the ingredients, you can find more in this recipe: Vegan Blueberry Muffins.

🔪Instructions

Rice flour cacao muffins in a muffin cup.

Let’s go over how to make these delicious, healthy muffins! The instructions are the same as my Vegan Matcha Muffins recipe, so please check the link if you like to watch the steps.

First, preheat the oven to 180C (356 degrees F).

  1. Put wet ingredients (eggs, sugar, oil, and soy milk) in a large bowl and mix well with a whisk until blended.
  2. Next, add the dry ingredients (rice flour, baking powder, and cacao powder) to the bowl and mix well.
  3. Pour the muffin batter evenly into the muffin pan.
  4. Bake for 13 minutes at 180C (356 degrees F).
Rice flour cacao muffins on a plate.

There you go! In just 30 minutes, you can make a batch of healthy chocolate muffins made with fluffy rice flour that will leave you with moist crumbs and a smile on your face!

Please remove the muffin tin from your oven and place it on a wire rack to cool.

Enjoy Toppings

A little girl is putting colorful chocolate on muffins.

My 3-year-old daughter helped me put some chocolate on and made the muffins look a little more cheerful! Feel free to add some toppings if you like!

Here are topping ideas:

  • Chopped nuts
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Sliced bananas

Storage

They will be good for two days at room temperature and three days in the fridge (in an airtight container).

They will last for one month when wrapped with cling film and stored in the freezer.

Thanks for stopping by!

Rice flour cacao muffins on a plate.

I hope you love these rice flour chocolate muffins as much as I do! indulge in a fluffy muffin with your favorite warm drink or a scoop of gluten-free ice cream. The best part is this healthy snack can be enjoyed any time of day!

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Also, feel free to leave comments if you have any questions. I love hearing from you!

Chef JA Cooks is a Japanese food blog that shares simple and healthy Japanese home cooking recipes, including vegan and vegetarian. From traditional Japanese recipes to modern recipes with step-by-step instructions.

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Rice flour chocolate muffins on a wire rack.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Muffins with Rice Flour

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Total: 23 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Juri Austin
If you're looking for a gluten-free dessert recipe, these Rice Flour Chocolate Muffins will be perfect! These healthy muffins only take 30 minutes to make, and the fluffy, tasty treats are guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Equipment

  • 12-cup Muffin Pan For small-size muffins

Ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ c Sugar, 50g
  • 3 tbsp Oil, 35g
  • 5 tbsp Soy milk, 70g

Dry ingredients

  • ¾ c Rice flour, 100g
  • 4 tbsp Cacao powder, 20g
  • 1 tsp Baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven: Preheat oven at 180C (356 degrees F).
  • Wet ingredients: Put wet ingredients into a bowl and mix.
  • Dry ingredients: Place a strainer on the bowl, add dry ingredients, sift them, and mix.
  • Pour the dough: Pour the muffin batter into a muffin pan evenly.
  • Bake: Bake for 13 minutes at 180C (356 degrees F).

Notes

  • Storage: They will be good for two days at room temperature, three days in the fridge (in an airtight container), and one month when wrapped with cling film and stored in the freezer.
  • Substitute: You can substitute soy milk with your favorite milk, such as oat and almond milk. You can use oil that doesn’t have a strong smell. 
  • Top your muffins with all sorts of toppings – you could try chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or sliced ​​bananas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 49mg | Sugar: 4g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate muffins, gluten free, rice flour recipes
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    1. Yes, you can! In that case, you can simply add an extra 10 to 15 minutes to the baking time and make sure it’s thoroughly baked! I hope you will like the muffins!