Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Paleo Zucchini Muffins are fluffy, moist, and packed with good-for-you ingredients. Made with a combination of almond flour and coconut flour, this gluten-free muffin recipe is made with unrefined sweeteners, zucchini, dark chocolate and is the perfect grab-and-go breakfast!

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This Paleo Zucchini Muffin recipe is an OG Lexi’s Clean Kitchen and still a goodie all these years later! This recipe was originally published in celebration of LCK turning 1 back in 2014. We’re republishing today because this recipe has stood the test of time and is worth the photo facelift it got to reshare today!

These gluten free muffins made with a blend of almond flour and coconut flour have the perfect texture! They are the best way to use up zucchini and your picky eaters will never know there are some veggies inside the muffin! Grab one when you are running out the door, or for a guilt-free mid-day snack. They freeze well, too!

Chocolate paleo zucchini muffins in a tinIngredients for these Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins:

  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Eggs
  • Honey
  • Vanilla
  • Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • Baking PowderZ
  • Zucchini
  • Chocolate Chips

bowl of batter of almond flour zucchini muffinsIs Almond Flour Healthy?

I love using almond flour as the base for my muffin recipes because they make the best gluten-free muffins without needing to add a lot of other fussy ingredients. Almond flour is a delicious and nutrient dense alternative to any other flour. It is low in carbs and high in fat which makes it a great healthy flour that makes you feel fuller, longer.

How to Measure Almond Flour

If you have an electronic kitchen scale at home, it’s best to use it here to measure almond flour. Almond flour can be tricky to measure as it can be easily compacted, even straight from the bag. The same goes for coconut flour because such a small difference in measuring can impact a recipe because it’s such an absorbent flour. So we’ve included the weight in grams here. Any electronic kitchen scale can switch between grams and ounces, and grams are more precise so we’re offering that. If you don’t have a scale: lightly scoop the almond flour or coconut flour into the cup measurement and level it off.

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups almond flour
  2. 1 tablespoons coconut flour
  3. 3 tablespoons tapioca starch
  4. 1/8 teaspoon Himalyan sea salt
  5. ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  6. 3 eggs
  7. 4 tablespoons raw honey
  8. 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  10. 1 cup grated zucchini
  11. 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Place 12 baking liners in muffin tin or simply directly on a baking sheet
  3. In a mixing bowl combine almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca starch, salt, and baking powder
  4. Add in eggs, honey, vanilla, and applesauce and mix well
  5. Fold in grated zucchini and dark chocolate
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
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Chai Cookie Bars with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Chai Cookie Bars Vanilla Bean Glaze (gluten-free & paleo-friends) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Chai Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Vanilla Bean Glaze are deliciously gooey, chocolatey, and perfectly spiced. Drizzled with easy vanilla bean glaze for an added yummy bonus! If you love chai spices as much as we do, these cookie bars are a must-make! These bars take 30 minutes or less to make, and are totally gluten-free and grain-free. Made in partnership with Nuts.com!

Chai Cookie Bars Vanilla Bean Glaze | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Is there anything better than warm ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies in bar form with a hint of chai spice and drizzled with vanilla bean glaze? These are seriously my favorite!

Chai Cookie Bars Vanilla Bean Glaze | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am so excited to bring you today’s recipe in partnership with my friends at Nuts.com. Their spices are incredibly fresh and tasty, and combined together makes these chai-spiced bars my absolute FAVORITE. You get nice size, re-sealable bags which are perfect for stocking your pantry and assuring that you don’t run out! Plus their vanilla bean (used in the glaze) is a great value!

Chai Cookie Bars Vanilla Bean Glaze | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Chai Cookie Bars Vanilla Bean Glaze | Lexi's Clean KitchenGluten-free, paleo-friendly, and grain-free, but nobody will know the difference! Substitute the butter for coconut oil or palm shortening to make this dairy-free as well.

Chai Cookie Bars Vanilla Bean Glaze | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Chai Cookie Bars Vanilla Bean Glaze | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Chai Cookie Bars with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 0:30

Ingredients

    Dry Ingredients

    Wet Ingredients

    Cookie Add-Ins

    Optional Topping

    Vanilla Glaze

    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon almond milk, or nut-milk of choice
    • 1/2 vanilla bean, sliced in half and seeds scraped out

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients.
    3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
    4. Add the wet ingredient to the dry and mix until well combined.
    5. Fold in the chocolate chunks and chai spices.
    6. Pour the batter into the baking dish lined with parchment paper.
    7. Sprinkle with maple sugar and cinnamon if using and bake for 10-15 minutes (see note).
    8. While cookie bars bake, whisk together glaze ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
    9. Let cool completely before cutting. Drizzle with vanilla bean glaze and devour!

    Recipe Notes

    I like to cook these for 10 minutes as I like them slightly undercooked. Set your timer for 10 minutes, then add time as desired.

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    Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Muffins (Paleo + VIDEO!)

    It is getting chilly outside and I know just what I’m doing this weekend! I’ll be inside whipping up a batch of these Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Muffins, because nothing says December and a comforting holiday breakfast like a warm gingerbread muffin.

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    Slice, slather with butter, repeat.

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    Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 0:25 Yields 6

    Ingredients

      Dry

      Wet

      • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
      • 3 eggs
      • 3 tbsp raw honey
      • 1/2 tsp vanilla

      Add-ins

      Directions

      1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
      2. Grease muffin tin or line muffin tin with silicone muffin liners.
      3. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
      4. Add in wet ingredients and mix.
      5. Fold in add-ins (chocolate chips).
      6. Pour batter into muffin tins, a little more than halfway to the top.
      7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

      Recipe Notes

      1. This makes 6 large muffins. Keep as is to make 12 mini muffins, or to make 12 large muffins follow as directed:
      • Change almond flour to 2 cups
      • Change applesauce to 1/2 cup
      • Add 2 tablespoons spectrum organic shortening or coconut oil
      • Change honey to 1/3 cup
      • Everything else stays the same!
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      What is your favorite holiday treat?

      Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies {paleo & egg-free}

      Happy December 1st! Wow, I personally cannot believe that December is already here and that the new year will be here before we know it. How fast did that come? I plan on making December a great month, filled with reflection, new goals, a new fitness routine, and so much more. For one, I embarked on a 28-day liver detox which began on Friday. I’ll elaborate more at some point throughout the month, but essentially it is a big elimination diet plus added nutrients and supplements. It’s going to be hard, but beneficial for me to say the least- mentally, and for my health!

      Now, to get to today’s recipe! With all that said, I have been experimenting with cutting out eggs a bit. My food panel came back with a slight sensitivity, so I did a little 2-week elimination then a reintroduction. This was a huge shock at first since I ate eggs literally twice a day, everyday (hence the probable cause of it coming back as a sensitivity). Nonetheless, I asked you all if egg-free recipes were something you’d want/need. The response was overwhelming! I didn’t realize how many of you need/try to avoid eggs!

      I worked on this recipe over and over until it tasted like those classic chocolate chip cookies you grew up eating! They are just right.

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      Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies {pale & egg-free}
      Yields 12
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      Dry ingredients
      1. 1 cup blanched almond flour
      2. 1 tbsp coconut flour
      3. 1 tsp baking powder
      4. Dash sea salt
      5. 1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks, or dairy-free chocolate chips, more as desired
      Wet Ingredients
      1. 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) grass-fed butter
      2. 2 tbsp almond milk
      3. 1/4 cup raw honey
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 350
      2. In a bowl combine dry ingredients minus the chocolate chips
      3. Add in wet and mix well (use your hands or a stand mixer to get the butter mixed in well)
      4. Fold in chocolate chips*
      5. Line a baking sheet with your baking liner or parchment paper
      6. Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto the sheet
      7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked to your liking
      Notes
      1. *Batter will be on the sticky/wet, don't worry, that's how it should be!
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      Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies {paleo & egg-free}Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies {paleo & egg-free}What are your December goals? Are there any recipes you are looking for to be made egg-free?

      Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies {pale & egg-free}

      Total Time 0:00 Yields 12

      Ingredients

        Dry ingredients

        Wet Ingredients

        Directions

      • Preheat oven to 350
      • In a bowl combine dry ingredients minus the chocolate chips
      • Add in wet and mix well (use your hands or a stand mixer to get the butter mixed in well)
      • Fold in chocolate chips*
      • Line a baking sheet with your baking liner or parchment paper
      • Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto the sheet
      • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked to your liking
      • Recipe Notes

      • *Batter will be on the sticky/wet, don't worry, that's how it should be!
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