Gluten-Free Almond Butter Zucchini Muffins
1 cup zucchini, grated
1 cup creamy almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 large eggs
1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips or chunks (certified gluten-free if necessary)
Pre-heat oven to 375°F (191°C) and prepare a mini muffin tin by spraying well with cooking spray, or line the tins with paper liners. Set aside.
Add all ingredients except chocolate chips into a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
Fill each muffin cavity about ¾ full with the muffin mixture.
Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until the tops are set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean without any batter. Allow muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes or until they are firm enough and cool enough to handle. Remove from tin and let cool completely on a wire rack. If they’re sticking at all, use a butter knife to go along the rim of the muffin tin to help you detach the muffin from the tin and get them out in one piece.
Muffins are always best fresh, but these will keep airtight in the fridge for about 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.