I have had a craving for zucchini bread and as fate would have it, I have recently seen a bunch of recipes lately. Most of those recipes have a ton of oil, or sugar, or wheat flour (which gives me a stomachache).
But I decided to play tonight, and came up with a delicious recipe with just 1 Smart Point for 1 muffin (3 for 2 muffins). These are delicious and moist (ha). Even my picky husband approves.
Here is what you will need:
Preheat your oven to 350° and then spray a muffin pan well with non-stick spray.
Now, grate your zucchini. You will need one and a half cups of shredded zucchini.
In a bowl, mash one really ripe banana. My original recipe calls for 6 eggs, but I only wanted to use 4. The banana acts as those extra eggs.
Now. Beat in 4 eggs, one at a time.
Next, add in 1/2c of Monk Fruit sweetener. I use Lakatano.
Then, add 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
Once that is beaten in well, add 1c of coconut flour.
Add 1 tsp of baking soda.
Add 1 tsp of cinnamon.
Add 1/4 tsp of nutmeg.
Mix that all well. Now you will add 1/4c of unsweetened applesauce.
Then, gently fold in your zucchini.
Divide your batter evenly into your prepped muffin pan.
Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes. Mine took 25 minutes until my cake tester came out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove the muffins to a rack and cool completely.
These muffins are yummy. Like, seriously yummy. The banana and zucchini make them so moist and the coconut flour gives it an extra hint of sweetness. You can add whatever you want…nuts, raisins, coconut (um yum!) But that will change the point value.
Also, these are dairy free, gluten free, and low in Smart Points! 1 muffin is 1 Smart Point, and 2 are 3 Smart points.
- 4 eggs
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2c Lakatano Monk Fruit Sweetener
- 1c coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4c unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/2 c shredded zucchini
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, mash banana. Add eggs and beat in one at a time. Mix in vanilla and stir in monk fruit sweetener.
Add in coconut flour, baking soda, and spices and mix well. Stir in applesauce. Fold in zucchini until well incorporated. Don’t overmix.
Divide evenly in muffin pan and bake 20 to 30 minutes.
Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Then remove muffins to rack and let cool completely.
78 calories per muffin. 16.9g carbs, 3g fat and 3.7g protein. Recipe.makes 12 muffins.
1 Smart Point per muffin, or 3 Smart Points for 2.