Zucchini-Raisin Muffins

Zucchini-raisin muffins

The classic zucchini muffin in a vegan rendition—try it as an alternative to a sandwich for brown-bag or school lunch, or as a healthy snack. For this recipe, the chocolate chips and walnuts are optional, but I like to use them both!

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry or light spelt flour
    (or your favorite gluten-free flour blend)
  • 1/2 cup natural granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla rice nondairy milk, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup firmly packed grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

5 (dry) ingredients in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the applesauce, oil, and nondairy milk. Stir together until combined. Don’t overbeat! If need be add just another splash of nondairy milk to combine wet and dry, but let it remain a stiff batter.

Zucchini-raisin muffins recipe

 

Stir in the zucchini, raisins, and optional walnuts and/or chocolate chips.

Divide the batter between 12 muffin tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a small knife inserted in the center of a muffin tests clean. Cool on a rack. To transport in a lunch box, place in a container that will protect the muffins from being crushed.

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7 Responses to “Zucchini-Raisin Muffins”

  1. Patty Barrett says:

    What about nutritional info? Thanks!

  2. Nava says:

    Patty,

    Like you, others have asked for nutritional data. I hope to put a widget on the site soon where visitors can plug in ingredients and get the data. Stay tuned!

  3. Bobbi says:

    Any substitute for oil?

  4. Nava says:

    Bobbi, try adding a couple of extra tablespoons of either the applesauce or the nondairy milk.

  5. Bobbi says:

    Thanks for the speedy answer.

  6. Anna says:

    Just made these muffins for probably the 5th time. Fantastic!
    I use a gf flour and added the extra applesauce in place of the oil. They turn out beautifully each and every time.
    My only problem is trying not to eat the lot in one sitting.

  7. Nava says:

    That’s so great, Anna. Thanks for the feedback! Next time, invite me over and I’ll help you eat them. Never mind the fact that you are halfway across the world!

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