ZUCCHINI MUFFINS

I’m experimenting in the kitchen. I’m cross referencing similar recipes, using what we have in the pantry, and trying to make it all pretty healthy. There have been more fails than successes, but I am learning with every attempt and enjoying the process. And we have a winner for you with these super moist, delectable zucchini muffins. Both Mya and Derek can’t get enough of these babies! (This recipe made 12 muffins.)

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INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cup Almond Meal
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup dried Yellow Raisins, chopped
1 large (or 2 small) Zucchini, finely shredded + chopped
2 Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Canola Oil
1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed
1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

RECIPE
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine and mix almond meal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

2. Add egg and canola oil to dry ingredients until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, raisins, flaxseed, and sunflower seeds.

3. Fill paper liner muffin cups 3/4 full with batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t have Flaxseed or Almond Meal or Yellow Raisins or Sunflower Seeds… You could always sub-out these guys for something that you have on-hand, such as:

Instead of Almond Meal, use equivalent amount of White or Whole Wheat Flour.

Instead of Flaxseed, use 1/4 cup chopped Walnuts.

Instead of Yellow Raisins, use equivalent amount of Brown Raisins or unsweetened dried Cranberries.

All will not be lost if you leave out the Sunflower Seeds. Just thought it was a fun touch!

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I’m finally discovering that cooking doesn’t have to be by-the-book and that making things more healthy isn’t all that difficult. But it’s an art and it’s going to take a lot more practicing on my part. So through all my research (and not-so-delicious disasters), I will continue to share the really good recipes. Happy and healthy eating!

This is what I felt like after landing the perfect zucchini muffin. (Mya is celebrating upon receiving a gift in the mail from my friend Sarah by running around in circles. Classic Mya.)

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