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35Total Time
10Prep Time
25Bake Time

Gluten Free Chocolate & Cherry Muffins

Quick and easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

This chocolate and cherry muffin recipe is the perfect go-to if you're after a gluten free light and airy muffin. We've used buckwheat flour which is a seed rather than a grain, which is what makes this yummy muffin recipe gluten free. The texture of this muffin is light and fluffy and the cut through of chocolate and cherry really work well together.  Perfect for a cup of tea, or a lunchbox treat- this muffin recipe will have the whole family happy. 

If you would like to keep these longer then freeze in the paper cases then defrost  and warm in the oven before serving.   

35Total Time
10Prep Time
25Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 200°C /180°C Fan/ Gas mark 6 and place 12 large paper muffin cases into a deep muffin tray.

  2. Step 2:

    In a mixing bowl add the sugar, eggs, cider vinegar, vanilla extract, yogurt and melted butter and beat vigorously with a whisk or an electric mixer until smooth.

  3. Step 3:

    Sift in the flour, Xanthan powder and baking powder and beat again for a few seconds until the flour is incorporated. Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips gently with a spatula.

  4. Step 4:

    Divide the mixture  evenly between  the 12 muffin cases. There should be at least 1cm of paper case above the mixture to allow the muffins to rise without spilling over the top. 

  5. Step 5:

    Bake the muffins for 25 minutes  until well risen and golden and when a skewer is inserted it comes out clean.


  • For the muffins

    • 100g Billington's light muscovado sugar
    • 100g Cherries (we used frozen ones, defrosted) or glace cherries cut in half
    • 100g Dark chocolate chips
    • 2 tsp Gluten free baking powder
    • 150g Natural yoghurt
    • 100g Melted butter
    • 2 Large eggs
    • 2 tsp Cider vinegar
    • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 0.5 tsp Xanthan powder
    • 150g Dove’s Farm Buckwheat Flour


  • Muffin tray
  • Whisk or electric whisk

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