These coconut flour zucchini bread muffins are a great portable snack. And, they are a simple gluten free treat that's also paleo friendly.
Our summer vegetable garden is giving us a bounty of summer squash. I do love squash and zucchini, but I'm not sure what to do with all of it.
We have given some away and I should probably freeze some for later. But, I've been so busy this summer.
Our family just got back from a vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Before I left, I baked some coconut flour zucchini bread muffins for the trip.
I really like the texture of breads made with coconut flour so that is what I chose to use to make the muffins. These were very tasty low carb treats.
Ingredients needed to make these paleo zucchini muffins
To make these easy low carb muffins, you'll need the following ingredients (measurements are in the printable recipe card at the end of this post):
- coconut oil
- coconut flour
- sweetener (either low carb or paleo)
- baking soda
- shredded zucchini
- walnuts (optional)
How to make gluten zucchini muffins with coconut flour
Using coconut flour in these paleo friendly muffins gives them a light and fluffy texture. And, the process to make them is super simple.
To start, simply combine eggs, coconut oil, coconut flour, sweetener, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl (photos 1-4).
Then, you'll want to stir in the shredded zucchini and optional walnuts (photos 5 & 6). The batter should be fairly thick.
Next, the batter is spooned into greased or lined muffin cups (photo 8). Finally, the muffins are baked for 20-25 minutes at 350°F or until they test done (photo 9).
Why the recipe works
When baking with coconut flour, you'll need extra eggs and liquid. The coconut oil and zucchini provide plenty of moisture so the muffins aren't too dry.
Although the nuts are optional, they provide added structure. If you have a nut allergy, they can be replaced with a seed or bits of low carb dark chocolate.
The cinnamon adds a touch of spice and enhances the flavor. Plus, you'll get a dozen muffins to enjoy some now and freeze some for later!
Although I made muffins, the batter could be spread into a loaf pan to bake up a coconut flour zucchini bread. You'd just want to bake them a little longer until the bread is fully cooked.
I will definitely make this coconut flour bread again. The shredded zucchini keeps it super moist. I may even try using yellow squash for a different summer squash bread recipe.
Coconut flour is certainly my low carb flour of choice when it comes to baked goods. One of my favorites is a low carb chocolate cake that I made.
If you've gotten dry results using coconut flour in baking, I recommend adding in some shredded zucchini. You can peel it first if you'd rather not get the specks of green.
Low Carb Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread Muffins
Coconut Flour Zucchini Muffins - Low Carb
- Combine the first 8 ingredients until well blended.
- Stir in zucchini and walnuts.
- Spoon batter into greased muffin cups or paper liners.
- Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle of muffin comes out clean.
6 large eggs
⅓ cup coconut oil liquified
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup low carb sugar substitute or 3½ tablespoon of Truvia
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 ½ cup shredded zucchini
½ cup walnuts chopped (optional) Instructions
Combine the first 7 ingredients until well blended.
Stir in zucchini and walnuts.
Spoon batter into greased muffin cups or paper liners.
Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle of muffin comes out clean.
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 125 [carbohydrates] => 6 [protein] => 4 [fat] => 10 [saturated_fat] => 6 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 3 [cholesterol] => 47 [sodium] => 152 [potassium] => 116 [fiber] => 3 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 108 [vitamin_c] => 4 [calcium] => 27 [iron] => 1 [serving_unit] => muffin [monounsaturated_fat] => 1 [trans_fat] => 1 )
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