While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen. Make sure you head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board, plus my Inspiration boards!
Oh, and just a quick reminder about the awesome Canon Rebel DSLR Camera giveaway I am cohosting. Make sure you go enter!!
Today I’d like to introduce Meg from Sweet Twist of Blogging, who is bringing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Zucchini Muffins!
Take it away, Meg…
I started blogging because I couldn’t stop baking and decided I need to keep track of it. By day I work in Finance for a food company so to get away from the stress of work and to do something a little more fun I bake and blog. My blog is where I explore my creative side and my sweet tooth. This year though I get a break from finance while I am on maternity leave looking after my beautiful baby girl. How will I go back to work? I have no idea. Sweet Twist of Blogging is mostly about baking. This year I hope to do a bit more healthy baking and a bit more savory recipes. There might even be some baby food recipes this year.
Here is one of my healthier recipes. A great to wake up in the morning and a quick recipe to put together.
- ¾ cup brown rice flour
- ½ cup sorghum flour
- 1 tbsp each of guar gum and cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- ½ cup cooked quinoa
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
- ½ cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl combine flours, guar gum, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk together.
- In a large bowl combine zucchini, quinoa, oil, yogurt, eggs and vanilla and whisk together.
- Mix dry ingredients into wet , folding until almost combined. Add chips and walnuts.
- Fill 8 muffin cups with the mixture. Bake for 17-20 min
Thanks Meg! Sounds and looks super-yummy!