Zucchini Cinnamon muffins.

Posted on 07/16/2013 by paradisefraud

Yields: 2 8x4 loaves, 4 mini loaves, or 2 dozen cupcake-sized

Ingredients I
3 tbsp ground flax + 1/4 cup warm water (set aside for 5 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients listed in Ingredients I)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup natural apple sauce
...Mix together until sugar has dissolved pretty alright. Then add in,
2 cups grated zucchini -- peeling optional -- I found one 5-6 inch/"Medium" zucchini to give me 1 cup, grated

Ingredients II
2 cups white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
...Whisk together to ensure evenly incorporated
Optional: a total of one cup of raisins, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc.


Preheat oven to 325F.

Add in one half of Ingredients II to Ingredients I. Stir evenly and ensure there's no massive flour lumps, then add in the second half, being mindful of an even consistency.

If using any optional add-ins, stir them in now.

2 LOAVES: Line, "PAM", or grease-and-flour your loaf pans. Bake for 60-70 minutes.
4 MINI LOAVES: Line, "PAM", or grease-and-flour mini loaf pans. Bake for 40-45ish minutes.
24 Muffins (in a cupcake tin): So far, I've only used liners. They bake best in 25-28 minutes.
As always, use a toothpick to check for doneness.
These aren't glossy or oily on top, or throughout, so don't worry about these getting a beard overnight. Store in a cool dry spot. Split and eat with a slab of vegan butter, preserves, nut butter, that kind of thing.
Recipe x-posted to vegancooking & my blog, here.
paradisefraud 17th-Jul-2013 04:31 am (UTC)
Hey! This amount of flax replaces 1-3 eggs. So, if you're vegan there's: apple sauce, a banana, pumpkin purée, cornstarch, arrowroot flour, ener-G egg replacer, tapioca flour..I haven't eaten eggs in over 15 years (an intolerance) so I can't guarantee the number of eggs needed, ah, sorry about that <3

Can any egg-eaters help me out here? :)
tsuki_no_bara 18th-Jul-2013 12:57 am (UTC)
i actually have the opposite problem - i'm not vegan and don't cook with flax, so i don't have any in my house and wouldn't know what to do with it if i bought it. but i also don't know what it's substituting for. so, eggs! which is helpful, thank you. :D
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