Zucchini Nut Muffins

Everyone loves baked goods. Unfortunately, they’re often responsible for those mid-afternoon crashes or day-long energy swings. These muffins are one of my classics. I started making these way back when I was still detoxing from all the store-bought baked goods. They’re an important recipe because of what they represent – a delicious alternative to the store-bought stuff that completely satisfies the craving for baked goodness.

Thanks to power ingredients like brown rice flour, coconut sugar and hemp seeds, these muffins are 100% gluten-free and 100% guilt-free. Won’t cause sugar spikes and energy crashes – Oh Yeah!


  • Prep time 30 mins
  • Cook time 30 mins
  • Serves 12 muffins


  • ½ cup (125 mL) pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) brown rice flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) almond pulp or flour
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) organic raisins
  • ½ cup (125 mL) mixed nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds), chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) hemp milk (add 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds with 1 cup water and blend)
  • 2 organic eggs
  • ½ cup (125 mL) zucchini, shredded
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) pure vanilla extract


  • Soak the chopped dates in ½ cup (125 mL) of water for 30 minutes and then purée both in a blender.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients. Mix each bowl well.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool and serve.
  • Place your muffins in an airtight glass container and store in the refrigerator for quick access. Feel free to store 6 muffins in the freezer to be eaten at a later date as a quick on-the-go snack.

Recipe Tip

Replace the muffin pan with an 8-inch (20 cm) square baking dish coated with coconut oil to create a yummy cake variation. Alternatively, ladle this batter into a large frying pan with some coconut oil to make delicious pancakes.

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