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Oh She Glows Cookbook 100 Vegan Recipes

Oil-Free Chocolate Zucchini Walnut muffins

"Oh She Glows Cookbook" by Angela Liddon
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Baking, Muffins
Servings 12
Calories 213 kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 12-cup muffin pan, or line with papers.
  • In a small bowl stir together the ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons (45 mL) filtered water to make a flax egg. Set aside.
  • Add the milk and vinegar to your blender jar and PULSE* 1-2 times to combine. Wait until it curdles a bit.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the flax egg, maple syrup and vanilla to your blender jar and secure lid.
  • For Blendtec: PULSE 2-4 times until well mixed.
  • For Vitamix: Start on Variable Speed 1, slowly increase Variable Speed 4 and blend 10 seconds.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the large bowl with dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, walnuts (if using), and zucchini, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin filling each 3/4.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until muffins spring back when touched.
  • Cool for 5 minutes, transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


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


Serving: 1gCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 29.8gProtein: 2.8gFat: 11.3gSaturated Fat: 4.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.4gTrans Fat: 0.8gSodium: 149.2mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 21g
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