I don’t remember any time I didn’t smile or feel excited when I was enjoying a mouthful of a delicious muffin. These gluten free vegan zucchini muffins are no different – my happy face says it all! If you are looking for an easy zucchini recipe, but also looking for vegan and gluten free muffins, this zucchini muffin recipe is for you!
OK, so before you scrunch up your face at the thought of making muffins with zucchini, I want to assure you that this key ingredient creates one of the yummiest gluten free and vegan muffins I’ve ever tried. Their texture defines everything that a muffin should be – wholesome, tender, and fluffy.
And did I mention it is easy to make this recipe? Yes, that’s right, you don’t have to worry about getting frustrated in the kitchen with this one. After the first time you make them, you can whip them up whenever you have spare zucchini lying around and turn them into an awesome snack.
Easy Zucchini Muffin Recipe
It also only needs a few other simple ingredients that are usually the ones nearby in the pantry, fridge, or fruit bowl – banana, apple, olive oil, sea salt, ground cinnamon, rolled oats, plus some tasty chocolate chips for added sweetness and a few other essential elements to hold it all together!
If you need to bake something healthy but delicious as a snack to bring to a friend’s house, or you just enjoy having a quick treat lying around when you’re feeling peckish (like me), these vegan gluten free zucchini muffins are PERFECT.
After these vegan and gluten free muffins are done, you can sprinkle some oats on top for some added texture. However, you can substitute this for something else like crushed walnuts if you prefer. I admire creativity!
For these vegan zucchini muffins you need just one bowl and a few ingredients. The result is surprisingly healthy but yummy muffins with zucchini. These fluffy, hearty vegan and gluten free muffins are also amazing when heated up.
In the cold of winter it is such a warm and satisfying snack. Plus, they are perfect for those of you who love muffins for breakfast but don’t want to interrupt their diet or vegan lifestyle. You will these muffins a wonderfully simple zucchini muffin recipe choice.
Vegan Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins Recipe
Vegan Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
- 2 flax eggs 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal , 2 1/2 Tbsp water
- 1/4 Cup olive oil
- 1/4 Cup maple syrup
- 1/2 Cup apple sauce
- 1/2 Cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 Tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 Tsp. cinnamon
- 1 Cup zucchini grated
- 2/3 Cup oats gluten free
- 1/4 Cup oats gluten free, for topping
- 1/2 Cup almond meal
- 1 Cup gluten free flour
- 1/4 Cup walnuts
- 1/2 Cup oat milk
- 1/2 Cup dairy free chocolate chips
- Prepare the flax eggs in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare the muffin tins by slightly spraying with baking spray or insert muffin liners.
- In the bowl with the flax eggs, add the maple syrup, olive oil and combine.
- Next add the applesauce, brown sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon to the bowl and combine.
- In the same bowl, add in the oat milk and the grated zucchini. Stir to combine the ingredients.
- Lastly, add all the remainder of the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
- Divide the muffin batter evenly in the muffin tins. Fill them all the way up to the top. Lastly, sprinkle the additional gluten free oats (or nuts if desired) on top of the muffin batter.
- Bake the zucchini muffins for approximately 28 to 32 minutes.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Who knew a fruit and vegetable muffin could be so darn addicting?
Gluten Free Muffin Tips
Using a good gluten free flour is an important aspect to gluten free baking. Typically, recipes for muffins will warm about over-mixing. However, I find that for gluten free batter, you do need to mix them more than a traditional recipe to get them to rise better.
You Will LOVE these Vegan Zucchini Muffins
Share these vegan zucchini muffins with your friends/family. These tasty muffins with zucchini are perfect to take on a trip outdoors for an on-the-go snack. You can serve these moist vegan and gluten free muffins in the morning with your tea. Regardless, I can’t wait to see the look on your face when you try this zucchini muffin recipe for the first time! They’ll be gone by the end of the week; I promise you that.
Let me know if you make these vegan and gluten free muffins. It is a versatile zucchini muffin recipe that can be tweaked easily based on what ingredients you have on hand. Carrots are a great addition if you are a fan. If you are looking for more gluten free muffin recipes, try my Healthy Gluten Free Double Chocolate Blueberry Banana Muffins, too.