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Healthy Lemon Zucchini Muffins | Paleo, Gluten Free

It's time to use up all of those delicious summer squash growing in your garden by whipping up a batch of these Healthy Zucchini Muffins!  Not only are these zucchini muffins bursting with fresh lemon flavor, but they are also gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, refined sugar-free, and can easily be made vegan!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 2 cups zucchini finely grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup almond butter smooth
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • 1 ½ cup almond flour bleached
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using a food processor, finely grate the zucchini. Measure out 2 cups. Squeeze all of the excess water out of the zucchini. (You will end up with a little over 1 cup of grated zucchini once water is squeezed out.)
    Shredded zucchini inside a food processor to make a zucchini muffin recipe.
  • In a large bowl combine eggs, vanilla, sugar, syrup, almond butter, and oil. Whisk until combined.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl combine starch, almond flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Next, add shredded zucchini, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix until just combined, being careful not to over mix.
  • Line a regular-sized muffin tray with cupcake liners. Spray liners with non-stick cooking spray and fill to 3/4 full. Top each with 1 teaspoon sliced almonds.
  • Bake for 23-25 minutes, or until a toothpick when inserted in comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg