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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American/Canadian
Keyword: chocolate zuchinni muffins, gluten-free, muffin recipe, Paleo, vegetarian
Tag: anti-inflammatory
Servings: 12
Calories: 146kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 3 Egg
  • 1 Zucchini medium, grated

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F and line a muffin tin with muffin liners. Brush each liner with a small amount of coconut oil to prevent sticking.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, and baking soda. Mix well.
  • In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the olive oil, maple syrup, and eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix until combined then stir in the zucchini. 
  • Spoon the muffin batter between cups, so it's evenly divided then bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. 
  • Let cool completely before eating, to prevent the muffins from sticking to the liners.

Notes

Serving Size
One serving is equal to one muffin.
Zucchini
One medium zucchini is equal to about 2 cups of grated zucchini.
Storage
Store in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for a few months.
Health Facts
This muffin recipe allows you to feed your chocolate cravings while also supporting your muscles! Many people are very deficient in magnesium due to the depletion of helpful minerals in our soil and the high intake of processed foods. Luckily we can still get magnesium from some natural sources such as cocoa powder! Magnesium is beneficial for many processes in the body including supporting muscle relaxation. Magnesium blocks calcium to assist with muscle relaxation which in turn reduces cramping and muscle tightness! With all of that being said, this recipe is perfect for the chocolate craving athlete!

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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