Banana-Zucchini Muffin

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This is a great on-the-go snack or breakfast! If you know me, you know I am always looking to sneak veggies into food. This is because a.) mo’ nutrients = mo’ bettah 2.) I cook for families with kiddos who don’t eat many veggies 3.) I cook for a fiancé who is still learning to appreciate veggies as well. Ha!

Banana-Zucchini Muffin
 
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This nutritious little muffin sneaks in veggies but you'd never guess it. You'll need a blender or immersion blender.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
  • 3 dates, choped and soaked in hot water for 15+ mins
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 large eggs, whisked together
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 small zucchini, shredded
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbl coconut oil or ghee, melted
  • optional: ⅓ cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF (350ºF non-convection)
  2. Line muffin pan with paper liners
  3. Soak the 3 dates on just enough boiling water to cover them, allow to sit while you prep remaining ingredients
  4. Mash bananas in a small bowl with a fork
  5. Add eggs and mix with a whisk
  6. Remove dates from liquid, discard liquid
  7. Add dates and pumpkin puree, and blend with immersion blender -or pour into a blender- mix until dates are mostly all pureed
  8. Return mixture to bowl and add in zucchini
  9. In a separate medium sized bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon.
  10. Slowly pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture, whisking as you go to avoid clumps.
  11. Just before all is combined, add coconut oil (or ghee) and whisk gently to combine
  12. Add raisins of using
  13. Scoop batter into muffin liners, should make 12 muffins
  14. Sprinkle a smidge of cinnamon on top each muffin if you want because it's pretty!
  15. Bake for 15 mins, rotate pan, bake another 10 minutes and check for doneness: a knife inserted into center of muffin should come out mostly clean. Add 5 more minutes of necessary.

 

Banana-Zucchini Muffin was last modified: December 31st, 2015 by grace

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