I worked this recipe up after we had dairy, egg, almond, and grain allergies. They are delicious! I looked at other basic muffin recipes, adjusted the ingredients to fit our dietary needs, and then experimented with them until I got it just right.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Soak chia seeds in the water in a bowl until thickened and paste-like, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Whisk cashew flour, flax seed, coconut flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Mix chia seed mixture, dates, walnuts, zucchini, applesauce, coconut oil, and stevia together in a separate bowl; stir into dry mixture until batter is just combined. Spoon batter into the muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool muffins in the muffin tin on a wire rack before removing, about 10 minutes; cool another 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute almond flour for the cashew nut flour. Or you can use half nut flour and half corn flour (not corn meal).

Nutrition Facts

214.2 calories; 4.5 g protein; 19.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 205.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2015
First review!! Just going to say that I'm a lazy baker and I didn't have All of the exact ingredients and didn't want to go and buy them. I'm not vegan either but just loved the healthiness of this recipe. In stead of stevia I used 1cup organic brown sugar corn starch for tapioca start canola oil for coco oil. With the chia I used 1/2cup coco milk and 1/2 cup water. Added 1/2 cup shredded coco extra. Pecans for walnuts. Regular flour for cashew flour. Finely chopped apples instead of apple sauce. Turned out really good. it made 16 muffins instead of 12. Next time might add chocolate chips! Thanks for submitting! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2015
First review!! Just going to say that I'm a lazy baker and I didn't have All of the exact ingredients and didn't want to go and buy them. I'm not vegan either but just loved the healthiness of this recipe. In stead of stevia I used 1cup organic brown sugar corn starch for tapioca start canola oil for coco oil. With the chia I used 1/2cup coco milk and 1/2 cup water. Added 1/2 cup shredded coco extra. Pecans for walnuts. Regular flour for cashew flour. Finely chopped apples instead of apple sauce. Turned out really good. it made 16 muffins instead of 12. Next time might add chocolate chips! Thanks for submitting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2015
First review!! Just going to say that I'm a lazy baker and I didn't have All of the exact ingredients and didn't want to go and buy them. I'm not vegan either but just loved the healthiness of this recipe. In stead of stevia I used 1cup organic brown sugar corn starch for tapioca start canola oil for coco oil. With the chia I used 1/2cup coco milk and 1/2 cup water. Added 1/2 cup shredded coco extra. Pecans for walnuts. Regular flour for cashew flour. Finely chopped apples instead of apple sauce. Turned out really good. it made 16 muffins instead of 12. Next time might add chocolate chips! Thanks for submitting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2018
Delicious! I didn't have chia seeds on hand so we used flax seeds substituted regular all purpose flour for cashew flour corn starch for tapioca starch and maple syrup for stevia. We also added approx 2/3 cup of dark chocolate chips because chocolate is great:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2016
These are very good will use for a breakfast muffin I added a little maple syrup and I used rice flour instead of almond. Would like to try with a little almond flour. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2019
I've made this a couple of times. It's my new favorite! Read More