Gluten-Free Strawberry Zucchini Muffins! (& Where the Heck Have I Been?)

Gluten-Free Strawberry Zucchini Muffins

She has returned from hiatus!

No, not Meredith Grey. Just me.

As I said a couple of months ago, I needed to take a couple of months off from the blog to catch up on everything else. Funny how that couple of months/couple of months thing worked out. I kept to my word. I wrote a few posts that I had promised, but other than that, this blog sat in the corner collecting dust like a once loved treadmill that became a clothes rack. (OK, loved is a strong word, but you know what I mean.)

Well, I’m dusting off that treadmill, I mean, blog.

In case you care, I will tell you a cliff notes version of what happened. Some exciting. Some crazy. Some just annoying.

If you don’t want to know and just want the muffin recipe, scroll on down and enjoy. We sure did. Until I put them in my muffin hider container up on the shelf and forgot about them for a week. *Note* – Muffins made with almond flour are extra moist and mold if forgotten about in a sealed plastic container, on a shelf, above your stove. Store them in the freezer if you actually want to eat them all.

So, cliff notes -

  • We were living in a house that was making us sick.
  • We were getting the flu once a month and other strange illnesses that I won’t go into.
  • I got the flu 3 times from the middle of March until the middle of April.
  • We needed to move. Fast!
  • Had to ditch our plans to take our time and look for a house to buy.
  • Turned in our notice, packed our stuff and moved about 1.5 hours away.
  • We’ve been healthy ever since.
  • Mysterious illnesses have disappeared.
  • I am knocking on wood as I write this.

Max and Mum Kids' Activities
Max and Mum

In addition -

  • We have been wanting to start a website with video tutorials for activities for kids’ for a while.
  • It’s called Max and Mum Kids’ Activities.
  • Guess you now know that The Little Man’s real name is Max.
  • By process of elimination, I am Mum.
  • Still working on building the website but got a Facebook page up and a twitter account going.
  • Made the first video and posted it to Facebook.
  • Working on more.
  • We want to make this a collaborative effort with those that want to join us so it becomes exactly (or close enough to) what people want.
  • Would love any input, if you want to go over and like the Facebook page and/or follow me on twitter.
  • If you say Max and Mum fast enough, it sounds like maximum.
  • Did that on purpose.

What is upcoming on this blog (I hope) -

  • I have a few things for reviews and giveaways that have piled up.
  • Because I am getting picky on what I am reviewing and giving away, I’m excited about these things.
  • I even have a recipe or two.
  • One is below.
  • Another one I am still working on perfecting.
  • It will be awesome when I do.
  • Just realized that I can write a post really fast if I use just bullet points.

So, there you have it. My life over the last 2.5 months and some plans for the future. Thank you all for sticking around. Sometimes it gets easy to forget about people when they don’t speak up. Out of sight, out of mind.

Even though the below recipe is just an adaptation of an earlier recipe, it’s my blog so I can do what I want. Plus, I was really pleased with the results, and it’s all seasonal stuff.

Gluten-Free Strawberry Zucchini Muffin

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Gluten-Free Strawberry Zucchini Muffins

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Almond Flour (tightly packed and leveled)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Shredded Zucchini
  • 1 cup Strawberries (chopped)
  • 3 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Grapeseed Oil
  • ½ cup Agave Nectar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Get out all of the lumps.
  3. Mix wet ingredients together in large bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient bowl.
  5. Add muffin papers to your muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 25-28 minutes. Check with toothpick for doneness.
  7. This made 12, very big muffins for me, so you might want to make smaller ones and more of them. Just use less time.

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Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!™

P.S. I am linking this post to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays over at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free.

P.P.S. I am linking this post to Gluten-Free Wednesdays over at The Gluten-Free Homemaker.

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10 Responses to “Gluten-Free Strawberry Zucchini Muffins! (& Where the Heck Have I Been?)”

  1. Oh, how I love you, Tia! I’ve missed you so much and I’m sure your other readers have, too. Plus I’m excited about these muffins … zucchini and strawberries with almond flour sound and look like perfect muffins to me! And I’m really excited about Max and Mum. My “little one” is actually 23, so I’m not excited at the prospect of using your videos with him. LOL But I am excited for all the other folks who can benefit from your new site. I’ll be sure to pass it on to my many friends who do have younger ones. ;-) LOVE the photo of you and Max! I’m thrilled for your new site, your regained health, your return to blogging and much more! Finally, I’d much rather have you back than Meredith Grey … she’s getting borrrring.

    xo,
    Shirley

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Hi Shirley,

      You mean you don’t want to make an egg carton caterpillar with your son? Max loved it. Thank you for liking me more than Meredith. I appreciate that. I understand. I think she has run her course. They either have to make things terrible for her again or let the character be happy and move on from the show. She’s getting too zen for how she started out. ;)

      xo – Tia

  2. Tia – I like your new bullet-proof …errr …point …style. It occurred to me that this recipe might also be good for people with diabetes-2 with the cinnamon, agave and all.

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      I could totally see that. I know when I had gestational diabetes, I could eat some sugar as long as I didn’t have grains/flour and I did have almonds. And my numbers were fine. I think the almond flour muffins would work well.

      xo – Tia

  3. Welcome back! You have been missed! I love you recipes and blog! :) Your apple crumble muffins are my favorite I’ve made them several times, they are sooooo tasty! I think the zucchini strawberry combo sounds good too so I will have to give this a try. I can relate with the blog break—I’ve done that several times–currently still am and not sure I will go back…it’s addicting and something I don’t want to be addicted to…any thoughts? Anyway, welcome back! I can’t wait to try these! :)

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Thanks, Ariana! I understand about being addicted to the blog. I could just do that all day, but then the rest of my life wouldn’t be doing to well. I am going to try this schedule I have for myself. I am going to put a post once a week and comment twice a week. Other than that, I have to stay off and do my REAL work. Cross fingers it works.

      xo – Tia

  4. Adorable picture! And so glad you are back and feeling better AND that the projects are plugging along nicely. So much good news!

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Thank you, Alisa! I appreciate your support, as always.

      xo – Tia

  5. So glad you’re healthy and happy! What a blessing. I missed you. :)

    Love your muffins – am sharing at tomorrow’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday. Stumbled this too.

    I love bullet points too.

    Hugs, Tia!
    Amy