Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins (Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free)

Oh hello! I cannot believe it’s already mid December – and more importantly – almost the end of the year! It’s crazy how fast this year has flown by, but I honestly cannot wait for 2019! 

2018 was the beginning of Riri’s recipes Instagram page and this blog, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be creative, bake, and share different recipes with the rest of the world! With that being said, I have another healthy recipe to share with you all before the holidays begin. I created healthy chocolate chip zucchini muffins to enjoy before, during, or after the holidays 😉 These muffins are great any time of year, and a perfect way to sneak in your veggies, even if you’re enjoying them as a snack!

chocolate chip zucchini muffins - Riri's Recipes

These muffins are vegan and refined sugar-free, but still super delicious and just the right amount of sweet!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do, and don’t forget to share your recipe recreations with me on Instagram by tagging me @riris_recipes so I can share them!


Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins (Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free)

Servings: 12 muffins
Cook time: 20 minutes at 350ºF

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 zucchini, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or your favourite nut milk)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 chia egg (1 tbsp chia seeds + 1 tbsp warm water)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1 scoop of Botanica Health Perfect Greens powder – unflavoured

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Prepare chia egg in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes
  3. Grate/shred zucchini in a bowl, and add in all wet ingredients together (almond milk, maple syrup, and chia egg) stir, and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, add all dry ingredients together and mix well. (*Do not add chocolate chips yet!)
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined (you can also mix everything in a food processor!)
  6. Stir in chocolate chips with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  7. Line or spray a muffin tray and pour in batter until 3/4 of the way full.
  8. Optional: top with additional chocolate chips, and bake for 19-20 minutes (depending on your oven) or until top begins to crack and brown slightly)
  9. Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!
chocolate chip zucchini muffins - Riri's Recipes

Author: Riri's Recipes

Hi and welcome to Riri's Recipes! This blog is here to be your guide to healthy, nutritious, and simple recipes! My goal is to share my love of food with the rest of you, and hopefully inspire others to be as passionate about food like I am. This blog will contain healthier versions of classic desserts and meals, as well as my own personal creations. Food is FUEL, and it is so important to feed our bodies what they need in order to perform at their best. Eating mindfully and intuitively will help us keep our bodies and mind at peace, making us healthier and happier living beings. That being said, happy eating!

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