This weekend I posted an INSTAGRAM video demonstrating how to “process” fresh zucchini in a food processor. It was my highest “liked” video to date!! This is the time of year for zucchini! And there’s nothing better in baked goods to give that dense quality. Those of us who are gluten free know that extra dense and rich GF baked goods are hard to come by. That’s why this recipe has been my “GO TO” recipe for years. I am so happy to have the chance to share it with you. For those who are watching their FAT grams – you can substitute the coconut oil for coconut yogurt and still have great results. Check out my recipe tips – gathered from years of making this recipe!!
Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix First In A MEDIUM BOWL
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup pure organic cane sugar OR coconut sugar OR Monk fruit sugar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup coconut oil, liquefied but not hot
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose baking flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
HAND MIX INTO MUFFIN BOWL
1 1/2 cups zucchini, grated
1/2 cups golden raisins
1/2 cups raw walnuts, chopped
Step 1: Using a food processor, process chunks of zucchini until they appear shredded – but not pulverized. Put into strainer and set aside so it will drain.
Step 2: Blend wet ingredients in a medium size bowl.
Step 3: Using a sifter, add in Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix dry ingredients are incorporated into wet. Do not over mix.
Step 4: Stir in zucchini, golden raisins and walnuts.
Step 5: Spoon the batter into muffin tins. Bake for 12-18 minutes- time to bake will depend on how big you make them. Tops should be a little brown.
PREPARE FOR SUCCESS TIP:
*** Kids may not like the zucchini green flakes. You can peel the zucchini before you process it.
***If the zucchini is super fresh you may have to bake these muffins for an extra 5-7 minutes (because of the added moisture). Keep checking with a toothpick.
*** Refrigerate after they are cool.
*** You can also substitute carrots for the zucchini – delicious!!!!
***Individually package for convenience – great treat before a cardio work-out.