Carob Zucchini mini muffins.

Posted on 08/30/2013 by paradisefraud

I like a good baking challenge, see. My chum digs avoiding white sugars, flour, soy, and caffeine. There is no allergy/intolerance, so I picked up flour subs* at my local Bulk Barn. Anyhow, I whipped up these mini muffins. There's none of the previous ingredients mentioned, no oil, and maple syrup is used in place of sugar.

Ingredients I

1 cup oat flour*

1/4 cup coconut flour*

1/4 cup carob powder

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Ingredients II

1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup maple syrup

3 tbsp milk alternative

1 banana


1 cup grated zucchini (one medium zucchini)

Optional -- up to 1 cup nuts, dried fruit, seeds

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease up or line your mini muffin tin(s) - these make 2 dozen.

Combine all of Ingredients I with a whisk.

*Flour subs can sometimes come into contact with other garbage in the manufacturing facilities, Arrowhead or Bob's Red Mill carry all sorts of great stuff and label clearly what's what. Always check the labels if you have a gnarly intolerance to, well, anything. If you don't have a serious allergy, and are just looking to sub a whole bunch of white flour with an alternative.

In a blender or Magic Bullet, combine all of Ingredients II.

Incorporate your wet mix into your dry mix, plunk the zucchini on top, and mix up. Stir in any add-ins at this point.

Fill tins 3/4 full and bake for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick can come out clean.

Originally posted HERE, to my blog
The Hardcore Herbivore

kmazzy 31st-Aug-2013 03:50 pm (UTC)
This looks super awesome but I have no clue where to get pink Himalayan salt! Not sure we can get pumpkin spice in UK either. And we have to make our own applesauce. So I am probably going to be too lazy to make these. But they look great!
paradisefraud 31st-Aug-2013 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hello! You can also use salt, just regular salt - and cinnamon in place of pumpkin pie spice! :) the applesauce straight replaced the oil I was going to use. If you're comfortable using oil or another mashed fruit, I'd say go for it! One recipe I had many moons ago called for mashed pear. I went to the store and bought a jar of it in the baby food section for $0.50 (less than half of a british pound?)! So long as the ingredients are just fruit in there, you're good! X
kmazzy 2nd-Sep-2013 06:50 am (UTC)
Ah good plan on the babyfood as it's usually low sugar and salt.

It's hard to get oat flour and coconut flour here so I grind my own in a coffee grinder! (Hence another reason I may be too lazy to do this as I'd have to get grinding. But it does sound SO GOOD.)
thewaynebrady 31st-Aug-2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
I have tons of zucchini harvested from my garden sitting in my fridge, so I've been looking for recipes that I can shove them in. These look great and I'll definitely try 'em out.
funny_face_jo 1st-Sep-2013 04:50 am (UTC)
I will try this out. Looks good!
Rangga Baradewa greetings,,, 1st-Sep-2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
The food looks very tasty at all, as we now burn mutton to "broil"
musicchan 1st-Sep-2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
Bulk Barn! Since I moved to Canada, I've really found that place useful. :D
Bill Fallerman super interesting!4th-Sep-2013 02:47 am (UTC)
this is real interesting!
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