It’s zucchini season! Since I had a small mountain of zucchini hanging out in my produce drawer, I decided to do some baking. The result was these healthfully indulgent double chocolate zucchini muffins.Made with gluten free oat flour, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, cocoa and dark chocolate chips, these gluten free chocolate zucchini muffins are super moist and have intense chocolate flavor.
Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffin Recipe
1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1/3 cup natural cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup melted virgin coconut oil
1 cup finely shredded zucchini
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 cup gluten free dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 regular size (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups with nonstick parchment paper muffin liners.
In a large bowl mix oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
In a medium bowl mix eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, zucchini and vanilla until well blended. Add to oat flour mixture, stirring until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter among muffin cups.
Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Ovens vary, so adjust bake time as needed. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack. These muffins can be served warm or completely cooled.
Makes 12 muffins
Tip: The muffins can be made gluten free by using oat flour that is gluten free such as Bob’s Red Mill. (Not all oat flour is gluten free.) Since products can change, be sure to read package labels to make sure all ingredients are gluten free.More oat flour recipes:
Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oat Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
Oat Flour Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oat Flour Chocolate Banana Muffins