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Zucchini Muffins (WFPB, Vegan, Oil-free)

Delicious, nutritious, moist, and yet oil-free, packed with zucchini, and made of whoe grains with very little added sugar.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword oil-free, wfpb muffins, zucchini bread, zucchini muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Servings 12 large muffins
Author Faithful Plateful

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 overripe bananas)
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (not squeezed)
  • 1/3-2/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat, spelt, or oat flour*
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips, chopped dates and/or raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a muffin pan. I use a silicone muffin pan so there is no need to grease it.

  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl. Add the remaining wet ingredients. There is no need to squeeze the water out of the zucchini.

    Add maple syrup to taste. You'll need less if you're using very ripe bananas and chocolate chips, but may want more if you're used to sweeter muffins. Up to you! I wouldn't use less than 1/3 cup unless you need to for dietary reasons.

  3. In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients.

  4. Stir all together. Do not overmix.

  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups until all 12 are evenly filled. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool at least 20 minutes before removing from the pan to enjoy.

  6. These keep well on the counter or the fridge for 2 days, or in the freezer for several months.

Recipe Notes

You can make this into one large loaf or three mini loaves, as well. Bake a large loaf for about 55 minutes, and small loaves for 30-35 minutes. 

*Oat flour yields to a slightly denser end result, but the flavor is still delicious. I think all purpose gluten free flour could also be used, although I haven't tried it.