Zucchini and cacao muffins (vegan)

Makes 18 muffins

Note: If you are doing the detox, omit the cacao as it contains caffeine.

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 of a cup of stewed apple
  • 8 medjool dates
  • 2 cups of ground almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups of pecans
  • 2 Tbsp of raw cacao
  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon each of baking powder & bi carb soda.
  • 1/4 cup of  non dairy milk. I used coconut, you could use almond milk.
  • 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • Dash of salt

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Chop ends off zucchini and grate.
  3. Place pecans in Thermomix/food processor and whizz for 5-10 second intervals until pecans are in small pieces. (not ground) Set aside.
  4. Place the banana, pitted dates, apple, milk, grated zucchini, cinnamon, vanilla bean, baking powder, salt and cacao into the food processor . Whizz until combined.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground almond and coconut flour. Add the wet mixture to the flour along with the pecan pieces. Mix until combined.
  6. Place the muffins into muffin tins and bake for about 15 minutes. The muffins are done when a knife or skewer can be inserted and comes out dry.

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