Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricots Recipe

Shashi Charles | Savory Spin

These gluten and lactose free Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricot are a delicious treat to linger over at your next weekend breakfast or lunch. Or, make them ahead and get your Monday morning off to a marvelous start!

Muffin tops are quickly becoming a weekend staple in our home after I made these gluten free, Lemon Blueberry Muffin Tops.

Some are a hit, and some, a total miss.

Chocolate Apricot Muffin Tops Photo

For example, one Saturday morning I thought I would make some oatmeal muffin tops as I didn’t feel like standing around flipping up a batch of these Easy Oatmeal Pancakes.

I mixed together some ground oats, almond flour, cinnamon, cardamom and other staple muffin top ingredients such as eggs, coconut milk, baking soda, etc.

Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricots Picture

I waited for the oats to absorb the liquid and when it was close to the consistency as those Lemon Blueberry Muffin Tops were, I spooned them into 4 big globs on a cookie sheet and placed them in the oven.

Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricots Image


What I pulled out of the oven that day did not resemble muffin tops at all.

They looked more like baked pancakes with the consistency akin to this coconut roti more than a soft delicious center like those Lemon Blueberry Muffin Tops.

File 1 - Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricots

I even tried redeeming myself that morning by prepping a batch with less milk and with walnuts and ripe, juicy, raspberries added in.

And, again, I failed miserably. I ended up whipping up a batch of these Chocolate Pretzel Bars to snack on.

But, the next Saturday morning I was back to baking this batch of Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricot that were a total hit.

They came out of the oven as gently risen, half globes. Studded with fresh apricot bits and chocolate chips, these muffin tops looked and smelled divine.

File 2 - Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricots

My daughter brewed up some coffee and we started our Saturday morning savoring these delectable, gluten free and lactose free, Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricot.

These are so easy to make. You need one bowl, one baking tray and silpat and one spoon.

You will start off by mixing your wet ingredients together and then sprinkling in your dry ingredients. Finally, you will add in your apricots and chocolate chips.

If you follow my ingredient quantities, you will have 4 decadent Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricot. However, you can just as easily double or triple the quantity to fit your needs.

And, if gluten is your friend, just substitute the gluten free flour for all purpose flour. Do add in the almond flour as it adds a fantastic texture and taste to these muffin tops.

Likewise, if lactose is your friend, please do use regular milk instead of coconut milk.

I sure hope that if you make these Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricot you and your family enjoy them as much as my daughter and I did.


Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops with Apricots Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Apricot, diced (fresh)


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Add egg to a bowl and mix it well with a fork.

Then add in the oil, coconut milk, and vanilla extract and mix well.

Sprinkle in the gluten free flour, almond flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and sugar and mix gently until well incorporated.

Then add in the chocolate chip and apricots and mix lightly until slightly incorporated.

Spoon four mounds onto a baking tray lined with a silpat.

Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes and let cool to room temperature and enjoy with coffee or tea.


Cooking Method:
Gluten Free
Gluten Free Baking
, , , , , , , ,
Related Recipes:
Gluten Free Baking Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Brunch Recipes, Muffin Recipes, Baking Recipes, Baked Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Apricot Recipes
Recipe Yields:
4 muffin tops
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Author: Shashi Charles
Recipe Yields: 4 muffin tops
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin top
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 214
Calories 428

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 156mg
Total Carbohydrate 41g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 27g
Protein 8g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Shashi Charles

About Shashi

Shashi comes up with all sorts of happy, healthy treats on her blog, Savory Spin. She's our resident gluten free desserts fanatic, and things are gettin' yummy.

Show Comments