Yesterday, I was in such a rut, I had to shower and do my hair and makeup just to feel productive. Then you know what I did? Still wasn’t productive. I think I haven’t fully recovered from Vegas, even though there wasn’t much to recover from since I didn’t drink that much or eat that terrible. Maybe it’s the second hand smoke in my lungs that I’m trying to recover from. That’s really the only thing I can think of. That’s gross.

Oh maybe it’s my monthly gift from hell. Yep, it’s probably that. Perfect timing.

I think I might be over the winter olympics. I’m really sorry if you love it, but I’m more into the summer olympics. I can only watch so much cold sports. It makes me cold. And I’m over being cold. I’m ready to wear skirts and dresses. Do you hate me for just disliking sports because it makes me feel cold? Yeah. Me too.

Speaking of being cold, I got about a bajillion instagram tags about people being snowed in and baking from my website. And when I say bajillion, I mean like ten. I wish I had that excuse why I was lazy yesterday. I almost baked so I wouldn’t feel lazy, but then I would have stuffed my face with food all day. And with the time of the month it is and my emotional instability, I decided baking would have been a poor decision.


I wonder what it’s like for people to come in and read my blog for the first time and a post like THIS one is the first one they read. I would be like, daaaaaaamn this b*tch is cray, and I’d be right.

But on a serious note. If someone brought me chocolate cake to my house today, I think all emotional disarray would be gone. And life’s order would be brought into perspective. It’s the simple things, ya know? Ya follow me? Me neither. Let’s get out of this post as soon as possible.

And into these muffins!!!! Happy Vday you lovely humans!

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Double Chocolate Almond Espresso Mufins

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  • Yield: 7-9 1x




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together almond butter, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  3. Add cocoa powder, mix. Then coconut flour, mix. Then lastly add baking soda and powder, cinnamon and salt, mix well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into 7-9 cups of a silicone muffin pan. If you don’t have a silicone pan, you can use a regular muffin pan with liners or greased.
  6. Sprinkle with some extra chocolate chips then place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.


*If you can’t find Barney Butter, use regular almond butter and add 1 teaspoon ground coffee or instant coffee and a little bit extra vanilla extract

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  1. Audrey says:

    So funny – this is the first post of yours that I read. Don’t worry – laughed out loud while reading and thoroughly enjoyed. Can’t wait to whip up a batch of these this weekend! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Lori says:

    I made these with regular almond butter and forgot the coffee, darn it, what I will say is this is the first paleo muffin recipe I made that did not turn out mushy, they are good but I feel they need a bit more sweetness to them, I will try to order some Barney butter and not forget the coffee next time. Thanks

  3. Curious... says:

    Could you cook these in the microwave instead of oven?

    1. juli says:


  4. Nicole says:

    I have made these numerous times. They are my happy place in the afternoon with a cup of coffee or tea. I highly recommend the coconut flour be sifted before being measured and that you give your almond butter a really good stir before measuring. Truly, high protein, low carb chocolate. What could be better than this?

    Just in case anyone is interested!
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 58 g or 1/12 of the batter
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 228
    Calories from Fat 143
    Total Fat 15.8g 24%
    Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 55mg 18%
    Sodium 91mg 4%
    Potassium 272mg 8%
    Total Carbohydrates 17.4g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 3.0g12%
    Sugars 9.0g
    Protein 7.5g
    Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 9% • Iron 12%
    Nutrition Grade C
    * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

    1. sophie says:

      17.4 grams of carbs (or 14.4 grams net carbs) isn’t exactly low-carb…
      Granted, it’s better than the usual crap.

  5. Talia says:

    For the record: this IS the first post I’m reading and I do NOT think you are cray… because unfortunately (fortunately?), I can relate on way too many levels! As a result of a random craving, I neeeeeded to scour pinterest for a [healthier] chocolate espresso muffin recipe – and this totally one hit the nail on the head! I think I just figured out what I’m making for breakfast Saturday morning 🙂

  6. Jamee says:

    These are AMAZING. Decadent, dense and super chocolate-y. I will absolutely make these again!!

    I used regular almond butter as I didn’t have the brand that she asked for in the recipe but I don’t feel like I am missing anything!


  7. david says:

    Oh thanks Juli!! Can’t wait to make ’em!

  8. sophie says:

    Do you or anyone reading your blog know if it’s possible to leave out the maple syrup and use stevia?
    Would they still bake up nicely like in your picture?

    Thank you!

    1. juli says:

      no clue, i haven’t tried stevia

  9. Diana says:

    Seriously, all of your recipes are amazing!!! I have the Buffalo Chicken Casserole in the oven right now and I’m salivating!
    I made these for my kids who eat Paleo/GF with my husband and I but not at all that way when they are with their father and trust me, they are hard to please with those tainted taste buds!
    This is the 1st recipe I’ve found that totally fooled them……I am afraid to make them again, though, because I have a hard time not over-indulging.
    I have been posting a direct link to your recipes as I try them to all of the clients at our gym on our Facebook Forum!

    1. juli says:

      awesome! thanks for the support, Diana!

  10. Victoria says:

    I crave chocolate…it’s my weakness! These muffins are to die for and feed my sweet tooth. I love eating these with my morning coffee and they’re a great snack mid afternoon. Must try!