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Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

A Gluten-Free/Paleo Dessert


Looking for a delicious (and nutritious) dessert recipe? Look no further - these chocolate zucchini muffins are delectable! I've made LOTS of zucchini breads, muffins and cakes in my day. But I wanted to try something different this time and it needed to be gluten free for a family member. Plus, my husband and I have been trying to follow more of a Paleo-style diet because of the great results it has provided in the past. 
I searched the web and came across an amazing website called Paleo Grub. They claim to have the best muffin recipe EVER! I was tempted to find out. Here is the recipe exactly as it reads from their site - and trust me - you're going to want to make these STAT! Wow are they good!!!

--- {Recipe Details from Paleo Grubs} ---

Ingredients

1 cup almond butter
2 eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp coconut flour
1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup shredded zucchini
1-2 tbsp paleo approved dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces



Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with cups. Squeeze any excess moisture out of the shredded zucchini. In a medium bowl, mix together the almond butter, eggs, syrup, vanilla, and salt. Stir in the coconut flour and cocoa powder. Add the vinegar and baking soda and stir to combine. Fold in the shredded zucchini.
Add about 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin cup. Sprinkle with the dark chocolate pieces. Lower the oven heat to 350 degrees F. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm.

Servings: 8 muffins
Difficulty: Medium
By Rebecca Bohl (PaleoGrubs.com)






* NOTE: This post was originally created in the Fall of 2014 --- so I had included this cute Halloween cupcake decor below as an addition in you were bringing to a party or just for fun!

My daughter wanted to buy this super cute Halloween cupcake kit from AC Moore the other day. I was hesitant to make cupcakes as they usually get wasted and no one eats them. So these muffins made the perfect decorating opportunity! I'm thinking that these would be perfect this week for any festive Halloween parties or events.

 Aren't these great?
 Any my daughter had so much fun decorating them and helping out in the kitchen...

 But clearly the best part of making these muffins was eating them!!!


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