Oil-Free Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Muffins

15 27 200
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 17 min 12
Oil-Free Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Muffins
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1 1/4 cup Almond milk, unsweetened
2 tsp Apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
1 tbsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 cup Cane sugar
1/3 cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/3 cup Dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground) (to make flax egg)
3 tbsp Maple syrup
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure
2/3 cup Walnuts (chopped)
3 tbsp Water (to make flax egg)
2 cup Whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/4 cup chopped Zucchini (shredded, skin left on)


Preheat oven to 350F and lightly spray muffin with oil.

Mix flax egg in a small bowl and set aside. Grate zucchini using a grater box (regular grate size). Set aside.

Mix almond milk and apple cider vinegar (or sub fresh lemon juice) in a small bowl and set aside. It will curdle, but this is the point in order to make vegan buttermilk.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar).

Mix together the wet ingredients (flax egg, almond milk mixture, maple syrup, and vanilla) and then pour over dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips, walnuts, and shredded zucchini.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin filling each tin 3/4 of the way full. Bake for about 15-17 minutes at 350F, or until muffins slowly spring back when touched. A toothpick should come out mostly clean. Cool in tin for 5 minutes. With a knife, loosen around the muffin edge and transfer to a cooling rack until completely cool.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 200
Calories from fat 57
Calories from saturated fat 9.6
Total Fat 6.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 233 mg
Potassium 291 mg
Total Carbohydrate 34 g
Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
Sugars 13.4 g
Protein 4.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.9
Meat Alternative 0.2
Milk Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 0.2

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