Easy-to-make vegan almond flour zucchini muffins! Most, delicious, & easy to make, they are a great way to use some of your zucchini bounty.
Easy Grain-Free Vegan Almond Flour Muffins
Once I accepted my publisher’s offer to write my new comprehensive muffin book, I was determined to offer a slew of modern options. I am exceptionally fortunate that he went along whole-heartedly.
One of my favorite chapters (it’s like choosing a favorite child–I love them all, for different reasons) is the Gluten-Free Muffins chapter, which features 88 new, original recipes.
If you’re new to gluten-free baking, fear not: it does not have to be complicated. Gluten-free flour options have grown extensively over the past few years, including all-purpose, gluten-free flour blends (i.e., you do not need to mix multiple flours and starches on your own), single grain gluten-free flours (e.g., quinoa, millet and teff), and grain-free flour, such as coconut and almond.
Muffins are a perfect place to begin, and, because I was just yesterday gifted with a box of humungous zucchini from my neighbor (thanks, Ellen!), I thought I would share my recipe for vegan almond flour zucchini muffins.
Almond Flour, the Easy-to-Use Gluten-Free Flour
Working with almond flour is a snap, because no gums are starches are needed to hold everything together! In the case of these muffins, a bit of flaxseed meal, some almond butter (or the nut/seed butter of your choosing) and unsweetened applesauce.
I’ve packed these muffins with nutrition and kept the sweetness (I used coconut palm sugar, which has a low glycemic level) very low; you could even leave the sweetener out altogether to go more savory.
Warning: you may swoon as these bake: the scent of cinnamon will leave you dreaming of the cooler weather and winter festivities n the months ahead. It’s still in the 90s here in Texas, so I need to eat a few extra muffins to keep the dream alive.
I am certain you will love these muffins, regardless of your dietary needs or proclivities. Batter up!
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Easy-to-make vegan almond flour zucchini muffins ! Most, delicious, & easy to make, they are a great way to use some of your zucchini bounty.
- 1 cup almond flour or almond meal (I used the latter; either works!)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (or packed brown sugar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup grated zucchini, patted dry
- Optional: chopped seeds and/or nuts
- Optional: 1/4 cup raisins, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9 cups, in a standard size 12-cup muffin tin, with liners, or spray with nonstick cooking spray..
- In a small bowl, whisk together the almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flaxseed meal and apple sauce; let stand 5 minutes to thicken. Add the almond butter and vanilla, stirring vigorously until very well blended.
- Add the almond flour mixture to the applesauce mixture, stirring until well blended. Stir in the zucchini (and any nuts/seeds, raisins, if desired)
- Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups.
- Bake in preheated oven for 17 to 21 minutes or until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then transfer to the rack to cool.
Storage: Store the cooled muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, refrigerator for 5 days, or freezer for up to 3 months.
- Category: Muffins, Breakfast, Bread
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 167
- Sugar: 6.2 g
- Sodium: 223 mg
- Fat: 9.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 11 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 6.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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