What to do when your grain free recipes don’t “hold a candle” to the old stand-by recipes for cupcakes, cookies, and cakes? It can take a lot of trial and error to adapt recipes to a gut healing diet, and still taste good.

I am happy to say that I can offer one cupcake recipe that holds up.

Grain-Free Chocolate Cupcakes (Primal, GAPS, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free)


These cupcakes inspired and adapted from this recipe by Comfy Belly

One caveat: Cocoa and baking soda is allowed for folks on advanced Full GAPS, when all digestive symptoms are gone.

This simple grain-free chocolate cupcake recipe will be your go-to recipe the first time you try them! Perfect for GAPS and grain or gluten-free diets.


My Go-To Cupcake Recipe (Paleo, Primal, GAPS, Grain-free, Gluten-free)

  • Author: Melanie Christner - Honest Body


Makes 12+ cupcakes



  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (fair trade best)
  • 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well
  3. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat
  4. Mix eggs, honey and melted butter together
  5. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and mix for at least a minute or more, until smooth without clumps (coconut flour expands as it takes in moisture, so it is good to give it a little time)
  6. Fill each cupcake liner 1/2 way up
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool cupcakes before applying frosting
  9. Frost and enjoy! You can store these at room temp or in the fridge. The buttercream frosting will stay “in shape” better in the fridge.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 sticks, or 1 cup butter (softened to room temp)
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 4 Tbs unsweetened cocoa


  • Combine in mixer and blend until smooth and pliable enough to go into a pastry bag for piping

Try these out for your next birthday party or family celebration…they will be a hit!


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