Home · Recipes · Cupcakes & Muffins Chocolate Strawberry Muffins Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: May 2, 2017Updated: Jun 8, 2023 View Recipe20 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Dairy free chocolate strawberry muffins made with coconut oil and almond milk. They are studded with chocolate chunks and chopped strawberries. Each spring I look forward to driving up to Oxnard and loading up on fresh picked California grown strawberries. At the peak of strawberry season, you can smell the sweetness in the air on the drive up. It’s intoxicating. This marks the first in a dozen or so strawberry recipes I’ll be sharing this season. I’m super excited to share these muffins with you. These breakfast muffins are bursting at the seams with dark chocolate chunks and fresh strawberries. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins These chocolate strawberry muffins are dairy free! That’s a first for me. I’ve been experimenting with nut milks and I’ve fallen madly in love with homemade almond milk. I’ve been making my own almond milk monthly. As a result, I have a ton of almond meal (almond pulp) leftover. Rather than throw it out, it’s great for adding additional texture to baked goods. In place of almond pulp, you can substitute in almond flour, whole wheat flour, or additional all-purpose flour. Baking with Coconut Oil vs Butter Since this recipe uses coconut oil instead of butter, these muffins stay soft and moist. Coconut oil melts at a relatively low temperature (around 76 degrees F), whereas butter melts at a much higher temperature (around 90 degrees F). Immediately out of the oven, these muffins will be very delicate and crumbly. Cool the muffins in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. The muffins will stiffen up and regain their structure as it cools. Love strawberry and chocolate? Try these recipes: No churn strawberry swirl ice cream bars dipped in ruby chocolate magic shell. Homemade chocolate dipped strawberries turned into a bouquet! Chocolate dipped strawberry cheesecake bites. This is sure to win over any heart! Chocolate Strawberry Muffins These dairy free chocolate strawberry muffins are made with coconut oil and almond milk. They are studded with chocolate chunks and chopped strawberries. Prep Time: 15 minutes minutesCook Time: 30 minutes minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes minutes Servings: 12 muffins Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Ingredients⅓ cup coconut oil, melted⅔ cup granulated sugar2 large eggs, room temperature1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk*½ cup packed almond meal (pulp), or almond flour*1 ½ cup all-purpose flour1 ½ teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon fine sea salt1 cup dark chocolate chunks1 ½ cup fresh strawberry chunks Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tin with paper liners or generously coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.In a large bowl, mix together melted coconut oil and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond milk. Stir until thoroughly combined. Fold in almond meal. In a separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Before flour is completed mixed in, add chocolate chunks and strawberries. Fold until mix-ins are thoroughly distributed and there are no longer any dry streaks of flour in the batter.Divide batter among prepared 12-cavity muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes, rotating muffin tin midway through baking. Allow muffins to cool in pan for 10-15 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. *Hot muffins will be very delicate and crumbly. Muffins will regain strength and structure as it cools. Enjoy warm or at room temperature. Store muffins at room temperature for immediate consumption, or keep in the fridge for longer storage. Notes I used homemade almond milk using this recipe. Store-bought almond milk, soy milk, or regular cow’s milk also work. Almond pulp (almond meal) refers to the leftover ground almonds used in almond milk making. Substitute almond flour, whole wheat flour, or additional all-purpose flour. All images and text ©The Little Epicurean Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: Breakfast, SnackCuisine: AmericanKeyword: chocolate muffins, strawberry muffins, dairy free, almond muffins Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.