Last week, I had the pleasure of testing a couple zucchini inspired baked pastry recipes! And I am so happy to tell you that we’ve got a keeper!
Introducing my moist, dense, decadent, and perfectly sweet…
Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free Paleo Zucchini Muffins
I made these in muffin holders because I wanted to portion out my servings, but if you want a traditional Zucchini Bread look, then use a regular bread pan and slice. Same recipe!
INGREDIENTS (makes 12-14 muffins):
- 3 cups of grated zucchinis (about 4 medium zucchinis with the water squeezed out!)
- 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp tapioca powder
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 – 3/4 cups of 0 calorie monk fruit sweetener (depending on how sweet you like it)
- 1/2 cup of light butter, softened
1 – Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
2 – Grate your zucchinis. Make sure to squeeze it as dry as you can! If you don’t, your muffins will be wet after baking, and not in a good, moist way! Use paper towels or a cheese cloth.
3 – Mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl.
4 – Then line your muffin pan with muffin liners. Or if you’re using this recipe for zucchini bread, no need to line anything!
5 – Pour the batter into the muffin liners.
6 – Bake in oven for 50ish minutes, checking towards the end to make sure centers of muffins are baked the whole way through.
Once done, they will look like this…
HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THEY!!???!!!!
The best part is, even though these are grain free, sugar free, gluten free muffins – SAM APPROVES!!! Guys, you must try it! Moist. Soft. Just the right amount of sweetness. And full of amazing ingredients that are GOOD FOR YOU. You don’t even taste the zucchini.
I am so happy to have a little time to experiment in the kitchen. This is relaxation for me – cooking, baking, creating…I love it so much, and I just love feeding people. I hope to bring you more recipes throughout the year!
(Per muffin, with walnuts)
163 calories, 14 g fat, 6 g carbs, 6 g protein
(Per muffin, no walnuts)
135 calories, 11 g fat, 5 g carbs, 5 g protein