Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Zucchini Muffins – Guest Post from Sweet Twist of Blogging

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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!

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I’ve totally gotta try these! I think I have all of the ingredients! You can find Meg on TwitterGoogle+, Facebook, and Pinterest

Take it away, Meg…

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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.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Zucchini Muffins - Guest Post from Sweet Twist of Blogging

This Chocolate Chip Walnut Zucchini Muffins recipe is a breakfast win for sure. A healthy gluten-free muffin packed with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts? Yum!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 17 mins
Total: 27 mins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 tablespoon guar gum
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • 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 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Zucchini Muffins - Guest Post from Sweet Twist of Blogging
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 0.004g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 233mg10%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 96IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Thanks Meg! Sounds and looks super-yummy!

7 Comments
  1. Donna

    These look spectacular for a family-pleasing…yet healthy brekkie or brunch…Question….Could I possibly omit the guar gum or use something else to make it “work” as perfectly as you have here?…These look very moist but not dense…Hoping to achieve the same effect. Alas, in France ..special baking “gums” are quite difficult to come by if you live in the boonies….Could ground chia or flax help?…Any enlightenment would be so very appreciated. Thank you for this wonderful share!

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