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The Farmers Market & Cocoa Zucchini Muffins

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For some reason I bought eight zucchini at the farmers market on Saturday. I bought lots of other stuff as well, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, eggplant, a purple bell pepper, eight ball squash, apples and more. For dinner last night I made  yellow tomato, spring onion, cucumber and home made italian dressing salad, plus stir fried brown rice, spiralized zucchini, cabbage, spring onion s and scrambled tofu. I still have lots of zucchini and wanted zucchini bread, but couldn’t find a recipe I liked, so I veganized a relish magazine recipe.
Preheat oven to 350 F and line muffin tin with 12 silicone or paper liners.
Mix together in small bowl and set aside
Dry ingredients:
1 c whole wheat flour
3/4 c white flour
1/4 c cocoa powder
1 1/4 t baking soda
2 1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger powder

Mix 3/4 c warm water, 1 T chia seeds and 1 T flax meal and set  aside to gel.

Mix together in large bowl until well combined:
3/4 c soft coconut oil
1 1/4 c sugar
1 3/4 c undrained shredded zucchini
1/2 c  unsweetened coconut flakes
water/flax/chia mixture
2 T applesauce

Add dry mixture in three batches and stir until just combined. Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes, check for with a tooth pick to make sure they are cooked all the way through. Eat one and give the rest away. Ha!


About laceythevegan

I'm a reader, a food lover, a crazy cat lady, an animal lover, local shopper and local music supporter. You can find me in East Nashville most of the time, shopping, having a drink at a locally owned bar, or eating food at a local restaurant. I like cumin and smoked paprika way more than I should, winter squashes make me happy, and while I do like most fruits, I only *love* berries and mangoes. I'd rather have salty snacks than sweets, and the darker chocolate is, the better. I still think Earth Balance is the best fake butter, Vegenaise is the best vegan mayo, and Almond Milk tastes better than soy milk. Chia seeds are my favorite egg substitute for the most part, and pumpkin tends to bind better than applesauce-especially in chocolate goods. I know a lot about food and nutrition, but that doesn't mean I'm the healthiest person. I tend to avoid eating out because I know I can make food that tastes better at home.

One response »

  1. You can never have too many zucchini! Zucchini bread would probably be the first thing I’d make with so many of them, spiralized pasta a close second. The muffins look good – I thought the cocoa in the photo was coffee at first which now has me wondering about cocoa coffee muffins!


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