Healthy Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread Muffins (vegan)

March 13, 2020

Healthy Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread Muffins made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients. Made only a few simple ingredients like almond flour, flax egg and sweetened with banana.

Healthy Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread Muffins made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients. Made only a few simple ingredients like almond flour, flax egg and sweetened with banana.

Ever since making that Paleo Banana Zucchini Bread last week, I have been craving more and more zucchini bread recipes. It is one of my absolute favorite types of sweet breads to enjoy and these muffins are the perfect way to spice things up.

I love that these healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are sweetened with just banana and they are paleo and vegan.

Ever since having Ezra, I have been a lot more aware of the sugars I add to my baked goods. Since I feel him a muffin or bread of sorts most mornings for breakfast, I try to keep things lower in sugar if possible. Usually the recipes are sweetened with just mashed banana (like this banana bread recipe) or they have just a little coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup.

These chocolate muffins though only have banana as the sweetener. Then of course the chocolate chips, which for any of my mamas out there looking for low sugar recipes, they are optional!

I also sneak in some extra veggie to this recipe thanks to the zucchini plus another little something special you’ll see in the recipe below.

Let’s run through what ingredients are needed for these Paleo Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins:

  • Flax eggs – you can also sub regular egg if you’d prefer
  • Mashed banana – how we get the muffins to be just a little sweet besides chocolate chips
  • Non-dairy milk – adds some extra creaminess
  • Coconut oil – liquid form! or melt solid coconut oil and let it cool a bit
  • Almond flour – I haven’t tested another flour yet
  • Cacao powder – needed to make these chocolatey!
  • Chocolate chips – the only other form of sugar in here (code RACHL for free shipping)
  • Shredded zucchini
  • mindbodygreen vegges+ – this is a powerhouse of a powder you guys!! It has sea vegetables, dark leafy greens, digestive enzymes and turmeric. It is anti-inflammatory and supports hormonal and blood sugar balance. And it is also USDA organic, Whole30 and you can use it in anything. Including your morning smoothie! It is sold exclusively on mindbodygreen’s website.

paleo vegan chocolate zucchini muffinsHealthy Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread Muffins made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients. Made only a few simple ingredients like almond flour, flax egg and sweetened with banana.

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Healthy Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread Muffins (vegan)

paleo vegan chocolate zucchini muffins

Healthy Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread Muffins made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients. Made only a few simple ingredients like almond flour, flax egg and sweetened with banana.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 7-8 muffins 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 2 flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flax + 2.5 tablespoons water per flax egg)
  • 1/4 cup liquid coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini (squeeze out moisture!)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (code RACHL for free shipping)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons mindbodygreen veggies+

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with liners or grease well
  2. In a large bowl, mix together banana, flax eggs, oil, milk and vanilla extract until smooth
  3. Mix in the almond flour, cacao powder, baking powder and veggies+ powder if using and mix until well combined
  4. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips then fill about 6-7 muffin cups full of batter
  5. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean
  6. Enjoy while warm

Notes

*Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days or freezer for 2 months

xx, Rach

 

 

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