Paleo Zucchini Muffins {gluten & grain free}

Hi friends, happy Tuesday! Did you get a workout in this morning? I planned on going for a short run and doing a sprint workout but the chilly morning weather scared me away. Thank goodness for workout DVDs! So I stayed indoors and did Insanity in my basement instead. How do you feel about running in colder temps? Brrrr I hate it! But then again I am always cold.

I am kinda freaking out because I have not run farther than 7km and my 10K race is only a few weeks away ah! I had a good run this weekend so I am using that as some motivation to get me running tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed!

Speaking of the weekend, on Sunday I made an appearance on my friend, Melanie’s, blog. I was so flattered when she asked me to write a post for her delicious food blog, Little Word Bites. Melanie’s blog focuses on all kinds of good-for-you deliciousness so I whipped up these zucchini muffins for the post. I’m all about disguising good-for-you ingredients into delicious baked goods. Ahem, black bean brownies.

A nutritious and healthy muffin is hard to find but definitely not hard to make. These are grain free, refined sugar free and paleo friendly!

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My family is always sooo skeptical about my creations but one of the most rewarding feelings is making something that they enjoy.

Wow these are actually amazing.

 

These are “healthy”?

Oh yeah… healthy food does taste good.

I hope you enjoy them too!

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Paleo Zucchini Muffins

Adapted from Taylor Made it Paleo

Ingredients (Makes 9 muffins)

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. liquid egg whites
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 small zucc)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix egg, egg whites, coconut oil, honey and vanilla until combined.
  3. Add the zucchini and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the almond flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  6. Pour batter into a muffin tin lined with baking cups.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes; insert a toothpick in the center and ensure it comes out clean.

 

Be sure to check out Little Word Bites for more delicious ideas as Melanie “writes and bites her way through life.”

 

What kind of muffin or baked good would you like me to make a healthy version of?

Do you have an awesome muffin recipe? Share the link!

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