Ingredients
 
Dry ingredients
  • 1 1/4 C gluten-free flour (I use this one. I’ve tried others, but the muffins work best with this flour)
  • 1/3 C unsweetened raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips

Wet ingredients

  • 2 tbs ground flax (yes – this is supposed to be a “wet” ingredient)
  • 3 tbs coconut oil – melted
  • 1/3 C maple syrup or honey 
  • 1 tsp real vanilla
  • 1 C shredded zucchini (about 1 medium)
  • 1/3 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 C milk alternative (I usually use unsweetened almond milk) 
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Shred the zucchini and use paper towels to squeeze out all the excess water. Important step!
  3. Whisk together “dry” ingredients – set aside. 
  4. In separate bowl whisk together “wet ingredients” – set aside. Note: ensure your zuchinni and milk alternative are room temperature so they don’t make your melted coconut oil solidify when combine them all together. 
  5. Slowly and in batches add dry ingredients to wet. Mix until just combined. THE MIXTURE WILL BE RUNNY! This is a-ok. In fact, it’s the reason these puppies come out so delectably moist. 
  6. Evenly spoon into muffin liners.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean (don’t mistake a melted chocolate chip for the muffins being under-done).
  8. Enjoy once cooled. I do suggest you store these in the fridge since they’re super moist. Once stored in the fridge they become nice and fudgey. 
Note
  • I use Canadian/US TBS, which are equivalent to 3 Australian teaspoons.

 

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to join my FREE and PRIVATE Facebook community in which you will be supported and encouraged as you work toward your health goals. This is a safe place for you to talk about your frustrations, set backs, achievements and ask questions pertaining to becoming a healthier and happier mama. You will receive free health advice from me and you will also receive motivation and encouragement on a daily basis in order to keep you on track with your healthy habits. I hope to see you in the group!  

Want to know what I keep in my kitchen? Go one step further and grab my grocery list!

You have Successfully Subscribed!