Gluten Free Banana Zucchini Muffins

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Overripe bananas hanging out on the counter? Still trying to use up the last of the zucchini? None of that will go to waste when you bake these healthy, naturally sweetened (and shhhhhh, accidentally vegan) Gluten Free Banana Zucchini Muffins.

Gluten Free Banana Zucchini Muffins

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Gluten Free Banana Zucchini Muffins - a naturally sweet and healthy breakfast or snack recipe packed with fruit, veggies, and whole grains. Dairy free and vegan too! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

“I’m sorry you feel that way.” That’s my current message to my children.

You see, I’m a mean mom. The meanest, if you ask my three year old. I made him egg in a hole slathered in butter and a chocolate smoothie for breakfast the other day. I gave him the blue spoon instead of the pink spoon. I told him he wasn’t allowed to knock down his brother’s “scenery”. I made him get back in bed at 6:07 am… on SATURDAY! He has to wear a helmet when he rides his bike. He has to finish his veggies before he gets more steak/sausage/mac and cheese/pizza. And no, I am not going upstairs with him to get the pair of socks that he forgot to bring down.

“You are so mean, mommy!”

“I’m sorry you feel that way.”

The six year old has the same feelings at times, though not to the same extremes as the little one. But requiring him to do some of the reading during the daily twenty minutes, denying a TV show after being allowed Kindle time and a movie earlier in the day, asking him to stop playing to go to the bathroom, and giving him a timeout for pushing little brother over even though little brother did mess up his “scenery” all rank me high in the Meanest Mom category.

I am clearly the worst. And I am okay with that. Because in order to make sure that I raise children who can function in the world without me, you know, by means keeping them alive, teaching them to read, and making sure they aren’t jerks, that sort of thing, sometimes necessitates that I be a mean mommy. Rules and boundaries have to happen, though, so I’m willing to take my lumps as the mean mom. And if they are that upset about whatever horrible thing I did to them, then that is just fine because I’m just doing my job to the best of my ability. And all I can say to them, since they aren’t yet able to understand why I do what I do, is…

“I’m sorry you feel that way.”

And if you think a gluten free, vegan (though that was completely by accident), no sugar added other than from the bananas, fruit-filled, veggie-packed muffin isn’t worth baking or eating, well I think you can guess what I’m going to say…

Gluten Free Banana Zucchini Muffins - a naturally sweet and healthy breakfast or snack recipe packed with fruit, veggies, and whole grains. Dairy free and vegan too! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

I’m sorry you feel that way, but these Gluten Free Banana Zucchini Muffins are a tasty little bite. Perfect for a satisfying breakfast or snack because they are packed with whole grains and they won’t send your blood sugar on a roller coaster, it really takes no time to whip up these bad boys. Plus it’s another way to use up those overripe bananas and extra zucchini. It also gets my kids eating zucchini (and even a bit of quinoa), which is something else that normally makes me a mean mom.

You don’t need to go crazy squeezing the extra moisture out of the zucchini on these, maybe just a little. And the vegan part, well, I was making these muffins based on this recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Zucchini Muffins and forgot to add the eggs. I’m kind of glad I did because with the addition of the banana, they has plenty of moisture and still rose nicely. I was hesitant, but my zucchini-hating kiddo approved these muffins.

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Gluten Free Banana Zucchini Muffins

Tender and moist Gluten Free Banana Zucchini Muffins are a glorious blend of sweet bananas and summer squash plus a little cinnamon for warmth.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total: 57 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 1:1 gluten free flour, 296 grams (recommended: Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup mashed overripe banana
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup avocado oil, vegetable oil, or another neutral oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely shredded zucchini (no need to squeeze out the liquid)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F and line a 12-well muffin pan with cupcake liners. Spray the liners with nonstick cooking spray so the muffins don't stick to the paper.
  • In a medium bowl, sift or whisk together the gluten free flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer at medium speed to blend the banana, sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until combined. Reduce the speed to low and blend in the zucchini. Turn off the mixer and add the flour mixture to the bowl. Turn on the mixer to low speed and mix until just combined.
  • Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and allow the batter to sit for 20 minutes. This allows the gluten-free flour time to absorb more liquid.
  • Once the batter is ready, divide the mixture between the lined pan. The cups will be nearly full. Bake at 425°F for 5 minutes. Reduce the oven to 350°F and bake for an additional 14-17, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, and then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Banana Zucchini Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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