Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Muffins {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, No Refined Sugar}

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Muffins. All the flavors you love from pecan pie in a muffin with a pecan crumble topping. Gluten-free, dairy-free and no refined sugar.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Muffins, with one cut in half to show the texture.

Pecan Pie

One of my favorite holiday desserts is pecan pie. I love the salty pecans and ooey, gooey brown sugar filling. I also like to switch it up and add chocolate chips to my pecan pie – well, because chocolate makes everything better.

The Paleo Diet

My husband and I are trying to follow a Paleo diet to see if it will help improve some of our health issues. Paleo simply means gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and no refined sugar.

So I have been experimenting with more Paleo recipes. Paleo grain-free baking is different than gluten-free baking, especially the texture. The texture of almond flour is much denser than baking with rice flour.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Muffins with two stacked on top of each other.

Paleo Muffins

I love how moist these Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Muffins turned out. The addition of the chopped dates mimics the flavor of the brown sugar filling of a pecan pie.

What makes these muffins over the top is the pecan crumble topping. I promise if you close your eyes while eating these muffins you would swear that you were eating pecan pie!

Holiday Baking

I plan to bake these ahead of time and serve them for breakfast during the holidays. These muffins are not just for breakfast but are just sweet enough to be served as dessert.

I am also planning on bringing them to a Thanksgiving party.

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Recipe inspired by Paleo Pecan Muffins by Jay’s Baking Me Crazy.

5 from 2 votes

Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Muffins

Servings: 12 muffins
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Muffins
Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Muffins. All the flavors you love from pecan pie in a muffin with a pecan crumble topping. Gluten-free, dairy-free and no refined sugar.



  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips, I like Enjoy Life Foods
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 5 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons  coconut oil, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl mix together eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon and pure vanilla extract.
  • Add almond flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda to the wet ingredients. Mix until fully combined.
  • Add chocolate chips, chopped pecans and dates to batter until fully combined.
  • Scoop batter into a lined muffin pan. The batter will be thick. (I like to use an ice cream scoop.)
  • Combine all the topping ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until fully combined.
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon of the topping on each muffin.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before serving.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • ,Enjoy!


Store in an air tight conatiner.
Mama says, "Check all of your labels!"


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 397kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 7gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 157mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 5gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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About Audrey Roberts

I'm Audrey Roberts, a busy mama of four and I love sharing the recipes that I make for my family. I make gluten-free family-friendly recipes that are simple and delicious that you can too! I use easy to find ingredients that won't break your budget. You will also find dairy-free options and Paleo recipes. I am also the author of The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook, which is an Amazon Best Selling Cookbook in the US and Internationally. Living gluten-free since 2010. I hope by me sharing my journey it may help you with yours.

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  1. Excellent muffins! My boyfriend & son went crazy over them and have a standing request for more… and I love them too! Tasty and filling ?. Many thanks!

  2. Love the recipe! Wondering if the coconut oil is to be added to the wet when combined? Also if I am to add the baking powder to the dry ingredients? Both were listed in the ingredients list but not included in the directions.

    1. Thank you Andrea for the wonderful 5-star recipe rating. Thank you for catching that, yes add the coconut oil to the wet ingredients and the baking powder to the dry. I added it to the instructions. I am so happy that you love the recipe. That makes my heart happy.