Rich and moist chocolate chip cupcakes (EF, DF, SF, NF, *GF, vegan)

Fluffy chocolate Cupcakes with Grand Marnier Icing

When it comes to baking, working with gluten-free flour is the greatest challenge. I experimented with a flour I discovered not long ago- made from oats. I found it added a richness and fluffiness no other flour suitable for allergybabe could achieve. So here is my latest, and, so far, best recipe for chocolate cupcakes.


100g  gluten free oat flour

100g gluten free bread flour (Doves farm)

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

50g caster sugar

1/2 tsp bicarbonate

pinch of salt

50g pear sauce

30g cocoa powder

100ml oat milk (*if you use rice drink#)

100ml sunflower oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 package of moo free chocolate chips


– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade/Gas mark 5

– Place liners in a cupcake tray

– Sift the flours and salt into a bowl. Add the baking powder and the cocoa powder. Stir in the sugar.

– In a separate bowl, mix together the oat milk, bicarb, vanilla, pear sauce and oil.

– Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently mix, until well combines.

– Fold in the chocolate chips

– using a large nozzle, pipe the dough into cupcake liners and bake for approx. 23 minutes, until a knife comes out clean.

– Cool on a wire rack.

Can be enjoyed on its own or with an orange blossom icing (or try the grown-up version: Grand Marnier Buttercream Icing).


# please be aware that rice drink is not recommended for children under the age of 5 due its arsenic content


6 thoughts on “Rich and moist chocolate chip cupcakes (EF, DF, SF, NF, *GF, vegan)

    • Yes pear sauce is pureed pear, I usually buy it at waitrose in little containers (Clearspring organic). I prefer it to apple sauce since its flavour is a little less intense. I just got another pack of oat flour at the free from show. It is from, you can get it at wholefoods I suppose or Planet organic. Hope this helps 🙂

      • Oh yes have seen Clearspring; great idea. But am nervous of Bob’s Red Mill as the products all have nut trace warnings – apparently nuts are used in the same factory… :-/ Such a shame as they do some fab things

      • Yes that is True. About The oats flour and it is really Hard to get anyways… . Allergybabe is ok with it… . Can the little one have gluten? Try The recipe with regular flour… I just add The oats since The gf flour is very fine and The oats give a firmer structure. Hope this helps!

      • Oh Sorry, I did Not remember correctly… . Grinding it yourself seems like a Great idea. A Lot of effort. Really Hope now you like The result… !

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