Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 C oat flour
  • 1/3 C cacao powder
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 ripe mashed banana
  • 1 medium zucchini (grated and pressed out with your Bigger Better Nut Milk Bag)
  • 1 flax egg (1T ground flax seeds + 3T of water)
  • 2T melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 C maple syrup
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Mix your flax egg and set in the fridge for 10 minutes while prepping your ingredients
  2. Use a medium-sized grated to shred 1 zucchini, then transfer into a nut milk bag (or paper towel) to squeeze out all excess liquid.
  3. Mash your banana in a medium mixing bowl, then add the dry shredded zucchini, the flax egg, and the remaining wet ingredients
  4. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then slowly stir in the dry to the wet ingredient bowl to create your muffin batter.
  5. Add to a muffin tin and top with mini vegan dark chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 24min @ 350°F.

Recipe and Image contributed by @abv_fitlife

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Comments

Ellie's Best

Hi guys,

Thank you for all of the questions!

So the recipe has not been tried any other way so just know that. However, substituting the oat flour for all purpose flour or whole wheat flour should be fine. Substituting the flax egg for a real egg should also be fine. As well as substituting almond milk for any other milk.

Just know that any substitutions might change the texture and consistency of these. But we hope this doesn’t stop you and you will try it out!

Ellie's Best

Similar to Laura’s question. Are there any flours you would recommend to replace the oat flour? My son has an oat allergy (along with rice and peanuts).

(If replacements won’t work, then I will just save the recipe for when he outgrows his allergy)

Thanks!

Ellie's Best

I had the exact same question as Laura. My reason is convenience. Nobody among my friends or family have Celiac disease, and I don’t know of any particular reason to stock oat flour. The whole “gluten” thing is a baseless fad, so far as I can tell.

I do have steel-cut oats around, for making oatmeal. I could mill it using my Vitamix, but I’d rather just use the good quality whole wheat flour I’ve already got in stock.

Ellie's Best

Hi Ellie,

I am looking forward to trying this recipe. It looks delicious! For it to be completely nut free, Id like to substitute the almond milk. Any recommendations? Hemp seed milk? Diluted kefir?

Also, would a real egg be ok instead of (or in addition to) a flax egg?

Thanks!
Laura

Ellie's Best

Hey Laura,

In recipes other than breads and cookies, you can substitute 1 1/2 cups oat flour for one cup of wheat flour. But these muffins may considered to be bread so we would recommend keeping the oat flour for maximum moistness. Do you have a certain reason for wanting to replace the oat flour?

Ellie's Best

This looks delicious! Can I make it with regular all purpose flour.

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