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Gluten Free & Dairy Free Coffee & Walnut Muffins

D/F, E/F, G/F
Prep Time: 8-10 mins
Cook Time: 15-20 mins 
Makes: 8-10 medium muffins


 It is no secret that I am coffee obsessed! I have a beautiful new partnership with an incredible New Zealand coffee company, Zero6Coffee. Not only is it the best coffee in the country they are committed to ethic business practice's, sustainability and supporting Blue Hope. To say I am beyond happy they are the sponsor of my new podcast - Dr Julie's Coffee Chats - is an understatement. I wanted to create a healthy recipe with their beautiful coffee to mark the occasion and this is now going to be on regular rotation. 

These coffee and walnut muffins are so easy, packed with some sneaky goodness, are super low in sugar and are dairy, egg and gluten-free. Oh did I mention they have coffee in them too! These can be had basically right from oven. I am not totally dairy-free so like mine with lashings of butter...and more coffee of course.  All substitutes at the end of the recipe. 



1.5 cups gluten-free flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup coco powder
2 tb ground flaxseeds
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup fresh espresso coffee (I use Zero6Coffee)
1/2 cup almond/coconut milk
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup chopped walnuts



Preheat the oven to 180 degrees bake. Lightly grease a muffin tray (I use a silicon one for ease). 

In a large bowl add the dry ingredients.  

Make a cup of espresso coffee (no milk). 


Add in the brewed coffee and remaining wet ingredients. 

Gently fold the ingredients together with a spatula. 

Add in the walnuts and fold together again. 

Spoon evenly into your muffin tray. I like to make sure there are a few walnut pieces on top for presentation.

Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until muffins are cooked through. Remove from the tray and enjoy!


Flour - You can easily use all purpose in these muffins (have trailed both) you just do not need the xanthan gum. 

Sugar - You can use normal sugar and if you need to can increase to half a cup.

Milk - Any milk of choice is fine. 

Coffee - You can also use instant coffee for this. 

Walnuts - These you can substitute for different nuts and/or add chocolate chips in. 

For other easy, healthy goodies do check out my gluten and dairy-free cookie mixes

Thank you again to Zero6Coffee for their sponsorship to my Coffee Chats Podcast - here we dive deep into all topics on wellbeing, nutrition, the food industry, business, motherhood and life! You can send in your questions through the contact page. I answer these on the podcast which you can listen to on all your fav channels (check out link here). Listeners get an exclusive code to Zero6Coffee as well!

x Dr Julie

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