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Healthy Zucchini Muffins

Delicious and healthy zucchini muffins made with almond butter and sweetened with maple syrup. Flourless, gluten-free and perfect for breakfast or snacking.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy zucchini muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 175kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips + more for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a muffin tin by spraying well with cooking spray or line the tins with paper or silicone liners. Set aside.
  • Measure 1 cup of grated zucchini then wrap the zucchini in paper towels (or a kitchen towel) and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Discard liquid.
  • Add zucchini, almond butter, maple syrup, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder and salt to a medium mixing bowl. Mix until well combined and then gently stir in chocolate chips.
  • Fill each muffin cavity about ¾ full with the muffin mixture. Top with extra chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until the tops are set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean without any batter. Allow muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes or until they are firm enough and cool enough to handle. Remove from tin and let cool completely on a wire rack. If they're sticking at all, use a butter knife to go along the rim of the muffin tin to help you detach the muffin from the tin and get them out in one piece.
  • Muffins are always best fresh, but these will keep airtight in the fridge for about 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

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Notes

  • For mini muffins, follow the instructions, but use a mini muffin tin and only bake them for 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g