Zucchini Walnut Muffins

Serves: 8

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a great weekend!! Today’s recipe was created for a special Ingredients Of A Fit Chick reader. She requested a zucchini muffin that was made with coconut flour, no protein and no added sugar. She wanted the sweetness to come only from the spices and extracts. Of course, I was very excited to create these for her because I absolutely love zucchini bread! I jumped right on her request and these little beauties are the result! I hope you enjoy them as much as we both did! :)

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/2c (56g) coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 3/4 c + 3 tbs (230g) liquid egg whites
  • 3/4 c (170g) Chobani greek yogurt (can sub apple sauce)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp stevia extract, optional
  • 1 medium zucchini (~140g), grated and squeezed of all liquid
  • 1/4 c (28g) chopped walnuts, optional

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  • muffin tin
  • non stick spray/oil

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray 8 muffin cups with non stick spray (or oil).

3. In a bowl combine your coconut flour, baking powder and spices.

4. In a second bowl whisk together your wet ingredients: egg whites, yogurt, vanilla extract and sweetener, if using.

5. Mix together your wet and dry ingredients.

6. Fold in your grated (and squeezed) zucchini and walnuts, if using.

8. Divide the batter evenly among 8 muffin cups.

9. Bake for ~ 28-30 minutes.

10. Allow to cool in the pan before removing.

11. Serve slathered in cream cheese ? or however you’d like!

Just like perfect mini zucchini breads!!! These mini muffins were the perfect way to enjoy one of my favorite recipes…in a portion controlled way! ? I used the walnuts in mine and they gave the muffin such a great crunch that balanced out the sweet spices!

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Nutrition: (for 1 out of 8 muffins WITH walnuts)

Calories: 89.8, Protein: 7.0g, Carbs: 7.4g, Fat: 3.6g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 70mg, Fiber: 4g (Net Carbs: 3.4g)

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(for 1 out of 8 muffins WITHOUT walnuts)

Calories: 66.3, Protein: 6.5g, Carbs: 6.9g, Fat: 1.2g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 70mg, Fiber: 3g (Net Carbs: 3.9g)

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