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Triple chocolate zucchini muffins {gluten free}

Happy Friday friends!
I am so thankful it is Friday! It has been a bit of a busy week in every area of my life! There are some things brewing that I can not wait to share with you all, and I hope I can share within the next week or so 🙂

Last week began with a fun and crazy event at my gym.  The fitness instructors put on a showcase of many of the Les Mills classes and the members who participated were able to vote to see what new classes they will bring to the gym! It was so much fun to try new classes and get out of my comfort zone!  I was a bit wiped out from that, but it didn’t stop me from picking up the bed for our guest room! It is coming along and I hope it will be all finished soon! Amazing how this last room in the house is taking SO long! Hah
img_4631I joined a CSA last week, and I received my first batch of fruits and veggies! They are so delicious and fresh! I love how different they taste and how I know I am supporting a local organic farmer!
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With all the veggies I received plus a few things I had gotten at Costco I had 2 items that were overtaking my kitchen! It worked out perfect to use many of them up for our Foodie Friday theme today!

Today I am linking up today with Farrah from Fairyburger and  Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama for kitchen cleanse themed week!

I LOVE zucchini, and I have been making zucchini recipes all week but I still had some left.  I love adding them to so many dishes to add an extra dose of veggies! They go so well with so many recipes!

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Ingredients

  • 5 extra ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2-1 cup coconut sugar depending on the level of sweetness you enjoy
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 large zucchini, shredded and chopped into small peices
  • 1/2 cup enjoy life chocolate chips
  • 1/2 enjoy life dark chocolate chips

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Line 2 muffin pans with silicon cups (you can also use paper wrappers)
  2. Peel bananas and place in a large mixing bowl (I used my kitchen aid, but you can also mix these by hand). Mash bananas fully.
  3. Add in the coconut oil, mix well.
  4. Add in the coconut sugar, mix well.
  5. Add in the sprinkle of salt, baking soda, cacao powder & cinnamon, mix well.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs together and blend in the vanilla.  Add those to the banana mixture, mix well.
  7. Add in the flour until just incorporated.
  8. Gently fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips
  9. Fill the muffin cups about 3/4 full
  10. Bake for 20 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. You may have leftover batter, and if so, make additional muffins or you can use a small bread pan and make a loaf, bake about 20 min also.
  12. Enjoy

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Foodie Friday: Strawberry, banana, chocolate chunk muffins {gluten free}

Whoa, that title is long!  Packed with information like my little muffins were packed with flavor!  Packed must be my theme for the week since it was a super packed week here in Texas!
Welcome back to another addition of Foodie Friday!  This week we had a fun theme of strawberries!  What a great time of year it is to embrace fruit!  Love it all year round, but fruit in the spring always seems to taste so fresh to me!  YUM!
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I am linking up again with my favorite Foodie Friday ladies to share some amazing recipes with y’all!  Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Cassandra from Powered by BLING, and Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats!

foodiefridayAs I thought about what I was going to make with strawberries, I did some research on Pinterest.  Most of the recipes were strawberry shortcake of some kind.  I knew I wanted to branch out a little and do something different.  These muffins were my inspiration for what I came up with.  I wanted to make some yummy muffins that were gluten free and this is what I came up with.

{Gluten free} Strawberry, banana, chocolate chunk muffins
Ingredients 
4-5 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
1 lb strawberries washed and sliced (my food processor sliced them beautifully once I removed the stem)
1 cup chocolate chunks

{A few of my favorite brands}
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Directions
1. Pre-heat oven to 350*
2. Mix bananas and butter together
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3. Sprinkle on the baking soda, mix
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4. Add the sugar, egg and vanilla, mix well
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5. Add in the flour and gently mix just till everything is moist.
6. Add the strawberries and chocolate, mix gently.
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7. Scoop 1/4 cup of muffin mix into a greased muffin tin
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8. Cook for 25-30 min.
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Enjoy!
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[The recipe seemed to make a little more than 12, so I made a small loaf of bread with the remaining mixture!]

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