Oh She Glows Cookbook 100 Vegan Recipes
Oil-Free Chocolate Zucchini Walnut muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
Course: Baking, Muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 213 kcal
Author: "Oh She Glows Cookbook" by Angela Liddon
  • 1 1 ⁄4 cups non-dairy milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons filtered water
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 ⁄2 cup Sucanat coconut sugar, or natural raw sugar
  • 1 ⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted OR raw cacao
  • 1 1 ⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1 ⁄3 cup mini dark chocolate chips vegan
  • 2 ⁄3 cup walnuts chopped (optional)
  • 1 1 ⁄4 cups lightly packed grated zucchini about 1⁄2 medium zucchini
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan, or line with papers.
  3. In a small bowl stir together the ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons (45 mL) filtered water to make a flax egg. Set aside.
  4. Add the milk and vinegar to your blender jar and PULSE* 1-2 times to combine. Wait until it curdles a bit.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Add the flax egg, maple syrup and vanilla to your blender jar and secure lid.
  7. For Blendtec: PULSE 2-4 times until well mixed.
  8. For Vitamix: Start on Variable Speed 1, slowly increase Variable Speed 4 and blend 10 seconds.
  9. Pour wet ingredients into the large bowl with dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  10. Fold in the chocolate chips, walnuts (if using), and zucchini, being careful not to over-mix.
  11. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin filling each 3/4.
  12. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until muffins spring back when touched.
  13. Cool for 5 minutes, transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
  14. All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
Recipe Notes

* If your Vitamix model does not have a PULSE feature, turn to Speed 5 and turn on and off to equal 1 pulse.

Nutrition Facts
Oil-Free Chocolate Zucchini Walnut muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.3g 17%
Saturated Fat 4.6g 23%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4g
Sodium 149.2mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 29.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2.8g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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