These healthy Zucchini Banana Muffins are the perfect afternoon snack or breakfast addition. They are Paleo, Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, made with cassava flour and only sweetened with banana.
I haven’t eaten an egg in nearly four months, and prior to that I was barely eating any. Gosh, do I miss them! (I’m not eating them because my nursing daughter has an egg allergy.)
But, I have to admit, I do like that it has forced me to do more Vegan and egg free baking!
One thing I’ve been craving lately is a good moist, grain free zucchini muffin that is low in sugar. I actually have a few other zucchini muffin recipes on my site, including my Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, Zucchini Banana Buckwheat Muffins and Cassava Zucchini Muffins. But, all of those have eggs.
This recipe, however, is completely egg free! These healthy Zucchini Banana Muffins are:
- egg free
- dairy free
- nut free
- oil free
- gluten & grain free
- have no added sugar
If you’re looking for a super sweet muffin, then you’re in the wrong place. My intention with this recipe was to add a minimal amount of natural sugar (from the banana), giving these muffins just a hint of sweetness.
That being said, adding a tablespoon or two of your favorite sweetener (such as honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar) shouldn’t change the recipe too much. So, feel free to sweeten to satisfy your palate.
Ingredients in Healthy Zucchini Banana Muffins
These easy Vegan muffins are made with a few grain free flours, only sweetened with banana and oil free. Here’s what you need to make them:
- an extra large, ripe banana
- one small zucchini
- cassava flour
- coconut flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- tahini (or any drippy nut butter)
- water (or plant based milk)
This recipe uses one extra large, ripe banana for a bit of sweetness and texture purposes. I used a banana that was yellow with a few brown spots. However, any level of ripeness should work.
The combination of cassava flour and coconut flour are needed to get the right muffin texture. No other flour combinations have been tested. Gluten free flour blends often works in place of cassava flour, but have not been tested for this particular recipe.
These zucchini banana muffins have tahini in them. Not only does the tahini add flavor, but also moisture and improves the texture. (When this recipe was tested without tahini the muffins were a bit gummy.) Any drippy nut or seed butter should work in place of the tahini.
How to Make Healthy Vegan Muffins
These muffins are made in one bowl and baked in the oven for just 35 minutes.
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Next, peel the banana and mash in a large mixing bowl. Grate the zucchini (I use a hand held grater) and add the the mashed banana.
Then, add the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well. (I recommend measuring all ingredients by weight, when given.)
Line a muffin pan with silicone muffin liners. Place the batter in the lined pan (making 8 muffins).
Then, bake the muffins for 35 minutes at 350 degrees F.
After baking, remove the muffins from the oven and cool in the pan to room temperature.
Store the muffins in the fridge for up to one week.
These healthy muffins are a great breakfast or lunch addition or a healthy snack. Both of my kids loved them, however they are not sweet.
I enjoy eating these zucchini muffins on their own, or topping with a bit of tahini and cinnamon.
Healthy, low sugar zucchini muffins that are Paleo and Vegan. Perfect as an addition to breakfast or lunch, or eaten as a snack.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Peel banana and mash in a large mixing bowl.
- Grate zucchini and add to mixing bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl, stir until well combined.
- Line a muffin pan with silicone muffin liners. Place batter into lined pan (making 8 muffins).
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.
- Remove muffins from oven and cool to room temperature in the pan.
- Store in fridge.
*Ripe meaning yellow with a few brown spots. 115g is just under 1/2 cup mashed.
**75g or 1/2 cup grated zucchini, lightly packed
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