Grain Free Vegan Zucchini Muffins

Grain Free Vegan Zucchini Muffins

WOAH Zucchini Season is here, and it’s not stoppin’ for nobody!

If you belong to a CSA or  have your own veggie garden, you know what  I mean. No matter how many we use, we almost always still have 4 more in the refrigerator.

Over the years, I’ve gotten pretty crafty when it comes up using this summer squash; shredded in salads, on sandwiches, tacos, lasagna, there is really no recipe I won’t use it in.

But I have to say, my favorite way to use this summertime staple is definitely muffins, preferably ones that are super moist and contain chocolate chips… Just sayin:)

Grain Free Vegan Zucchini Muffins

 Grain Free Vegan Zucchini Muffins

Grain Free Vegan Zucchini Muffins
 
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Serves: 1 dozen
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup flax meal + ¼ cup water
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup almond flour (we like Bob's Red Mill brand)
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • ¼ cup vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 scoops protein powder (we used Sacha Inchi Protein)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Deg F. Line muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
  2. Mix flax and water and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes. Then add oil, bananas, sweetener, vanilla, zucchini and almond milk in a medium bowl and mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, add all of the remaining ingredients and stir. Add the medium bowl to the large bowl and stir well.
  4. Spoon into muffin tins. Should make 12-14 full muffins... ours made 12 large muffins but I ate a good amount of batter before putting them in the oven:)
  5. Bake for 26 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before eating. They will be slightly under cooked, which allows for a more moist muffin.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 165 Fat: 6.6g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 13g Sugar: 8.8g Fiber: 3g Protein: 6.1g Cholesterol: 0

 

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