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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

If you are a huge fan of chocolate-covered strawberries then my Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins are a must try!

These have a little twist- they aren’t made with fresh strawberries. This easy strawberry muffins recipe calls for strawberry jam. Which means you can enjoy these tasty muffins all year round since juicy strawberries aren’t always in season.

strawberry preserves in a glass jar next to muffins

The best way to enjoy these is to bake a big batch and share with the family on Easter, Valentine’s Day or any given day you are craving chocolate and strawberries. They also make the perfect breakfast snack.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that the whole family enjoys it. They are a nice balance of chocolate and strawberry.

This flavorful muffin is also gluten free and eggless.

muffins on top of a pink napkin

What kind of chocolate chips do you use for these Strawberry Chocolate Muffins

The recipe calls for unsweetened dark chocolate chips. This pairs well with the sweet strawberry flavor of the jam.

You can substitute with milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips.

muffins on the table with strawberry jam and a pink napkin

What ingredients do I need for chocolate strawberry muffins

Some of the staples of this delicious muffin batter are:

  • all purpose gluten free flour- you can use regular all purpose flour or whole wheat flour if you don’t have gluten intolerances or allergies
  • sweet rice flour
  • white sugar- substitute with brown sugar or maple syrup and for the top you can use Demerara sugar
  • melted butter
  • slivered almonds- this is optional but really adds to the texture of the top of the muffins.
  • milk- I use 2% but whole milk can be used
  • strawberry preserves- you can totally be creative here and switch up the flavors like apricot jam and chocolate or raspberry jam and chocolate. You can also use chopped strawberries.
  • and a surprise ingredient- ricotta cheese.

If you don’t want to use ricotta cheese, sour cream, plain yogurt or greek yogurt can be used instead.

How to make the perfect muffins

For best results, use muffins cups or cupcake liners in the muffin tin. You don’t want to over bake muffins. And you always want to test with a toothpick in the middle of the muffin to check for doneness.

I like to bake my muffins at a lower temperature versus a high temperature.

Once you add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, be sure not to overmix the batter.

How to assemble to the muffins in the muffin pan

This is a fairly easy recipe to assemble. Once you have the flour mixture prepared, you will fill the muffin cups half way with the batter and add the strawberry jam on top. Then you add another layer of the batter.

The top of each muffin gets a sprinkle of sugar on top. This creates a nice coating. So you will have your first layer of batter, then the middle of the muffin will have the strawberry jam, then the another layer of batter and then the crystalized topping.

top of healthy strawberry chocolate chip muffins
close up of muffin top with almonds

Do I need any special equipment

You will not need a food processor or an electric mixer for this recipe. All you need is a whisk, a medium bowl and a large mixing bowl, wire rack for cooling, and muffin pan.

How to store these Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

You can store leftover muffins in a zip lock bag or in airtight container. If you want to freeze them, make sure you using a freezer-safe container. They will stay good in the freezer for up 2 months.

What to expect

These Strawberry Chocolate Muffins are going to be smaller in size and on the more dense side versus traditional fluffy muffins.

close up of muffin

If you’re looking for more delicious recipes, take a look at my Fresh Strawberry Muffins

and also be sure to check out my quick breads recipes such as :

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lavender Banana Bread

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healthy strawberry chocolate chip muffins

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Dark chocolate chips baked into a delicious gluten free flour blend with a strawberry jam surprise in the middle.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 239 kcal


  • large bowl
  • medium bowl
  • Whisk
  • muffin tin
  • Muffin Liners


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose gluten free flour *see xanthan gum note
  • 1/2 cup sweet rice flour * you can sub out almond flour or just use only all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup 2 % milk
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the liners in the muffin tin.
  • Into a large bowl, spoon the flour into measuring cups and level with a knife. Then add the sugar, baking powder and the salt. Whisk together to combine.
  • In another medium size bowl, add the milk, butter and ricotta and stir to combine. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Add a dollop(about a tablespoon) or so of the batter into muffin cup and then add about a teaspoon of the strawberry jam on top. Then top with the remaining batter. Sprinkle the sugar over the tops of the muffins and add the slivered almonds.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.


Please Note: My all purpose gluten free flour blend I use is from Trader Joe’s and contains xanthan gum already in it. If your blend doesn’t contain it, then you will need to add 1/2 teaspoon per cup of flour.
If you want to omit the strawberry jam all together, you can add in extra chocolate chips. Also if you want to leave off the almonds , you can top with extra chocolate as well.


Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 198mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 144IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free muffins, Strawberry Chocolate Muffins
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