Zucchini Carrot Muffins

Gluten-Free Vegan Chai Spiced Zucchini Carrot Muffins

If you think muffins and cinnamon are just for fall, think again! These gluten-free, vegan Zucchini Carrot Muffins are a real treat and the perfect baked good for summer. Especially since this time of year, gardens are bursting at the seams with carrots and zucchinis, and this delightful recipe incorporates both in a moist, sweet, subtly spiced treat.

These chai spiced zucchini carrot muffins are a great solution for using up produce from your garden, and are also a perfect option for gluten-free and vegan eaters. They are made with 100% plant-based ingredients, gluten-free flour, and are free of refined sugars.

What You Need to Make These Muffins

  • Coconut Butter: A beautiful ingredient that adds healthy fat and fiber. It is different from coconut oil, which is 100% saturated fat, as it is made using the entire fruit of the coconut. If you don’t have coconut butter, feel free to substitute with coconut oil, olive oil, or vegan butter.
  • Cashew Butter: Raw or roasted natural cashew butter adds a great nuttiness. Feel free to sub with almond butter.
  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: This additive helps vegan goods rise
  • Ground Flax Seed: The egg replacer we are using. Also a great source of fiber and protein.
  • Zucchini
  • Carrot
  • Gluten Free 1:1 Flour
  • Almond Flour
  • Chai Spice: I find this delicious spice blend at a local shop called All Spice, but it could be substituted for pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice.
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Walnuts
  • Golden Raisins: I adore the subtle sweetness of the golden raisins in this recipe, but you could swap them out for cranberries or regular raisins as well.

If you love these muffins, check out my other recipes for Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Bites and Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies. Like everything here on Jackfruitful, these recipes are both gluten free and vegan, made with whole, natural ingredients.

Zucchini Carrot Muffins

Gluten-Free Vegan Chai Spiced Zucchini Carrot Muffins

Sweet and subtly spiced gluten-free vegan muffins filled with zucchini, carrots, walnuts, and golden raisins.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: carrot bread, gluten free muffin, muffin, vegan muffin, zucchini bread, zucchini muffin
Servings: 15
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Equipment

  • 1 large muffin tin
  • 1 hand mixer
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup natural, creamy cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 cups gluten free 1:1 flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chai spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a muffin tin with avocado, coconut or olive oil.
  • Add all wet ingredients to a mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to combine for 30-60 seconds on high speed. Fold in the zucchini and carrot shreds.
  • Add all dry ingredients to the bowl and mix on low speed until just combined. Gently fold in the walnuts and raisins.
  • Transfer the batter to the muffin tin filling each cup nearly level to the top. Sprinkle with additional walnuts if desired.
  • Bake for 22-24 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy warm!
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Juicer Pulp Muffins

Carrot Juicer Pulp Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Overly Ripe Bananas

  • 2 C Carrot Pulp (leftover from juicing)

  • 2/3 C Swerve Granulated Xylitol Sweetener

  • 3 Flax Eggs (3 TBSP Ground Flax Seed + 9 TBSP Warm Water – let sit for 10 minutes)

  • 1 tsp Vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

  • 1 tsp Baking Soda

  • 2 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg

  • 3 C Almond Flour

  • 1/4 C Flax Seeds

  • 1/4 C Hemp Seeds

  • 1/2 C Chopped Pecans

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Using a mixer combine 2 large ripe bananas, 2 C carrot pulp from juicer, 2/3 C @swervesweetie granulated sweetener, 3 flax eggs, and 1 tsp vanilla.
3. Add 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and 3 C @bobsredmill almond flour.
4. Stir in 1/4 C @bobsredmill flax seeds, 1/4 C @navitasorganics hemp seeds, and 1/2 C toasted chopped pecans, or whatever other mix-ins you would like! (Coconut, cacao nibs, almonds, etc.)
5. Transfer batter to lightly greased muffin tin.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
7. Don’t worry if you eat the whole pan in one sitting! (Not recommended 😘) These tasty treats are nearly guilt-free with only 65 calories, 4g fat, 3g net carbs, 3.5g protein, and 1.5g sugar per serving!