Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins (So Easy to Make).

gluten free zucchini muffins with almond flour |

For an updated version of my zucchini muffin recipe, please click this link to check out my post at Tia’s Kitchen.


**Kelly from The Spunky Coconut is doing a Spunky Holiday for Easter, so I am linking this gluten free zucchini muffin recipe to that. It is going to be a great round up pf Easter recipes. I was going to do a post on how my mom and I used to color Easter Eggs, but then I got sick. The house had to get us one last time before we escaped. So, I believe this recipe will fit in well. Thanks, Kelly. Love you recipes.

Well, the CSA did it to us, again.

I really love having this beautiful box of fresh, organic produce just show up on our doorstep every other Friday, but… well, I guess we are low on the ‘important’ list because we are new or something.


That’s twice now we have gotten the note, “We are so sorry, but we ran out of (our lovely, delicious, you-are-gonna-be-so-disappointed-that-you-didn’t-get-it, sucks-to-be-you) corn. We sent you zucchini, instead. (Again.) See you next time.”

CSA vegetables with zucchini |

There goes my harrumph face.

OK, Tia, suck it up and deal with it. Zucchini is about in the same ballpark as beets for me. Put it with enough other stuff so I can’t really tell it’s zucchini, and I’m ok.

So, what am I going to do with it this time? I still have a loaf of zucchini bread in the freezer from the last time we got a lot of zucchini. Hmmmm. But I have really been into making things with almond flour, thanks to those fabulous cookies. So, let’s try to make some gluten free zucchini muffins.

As I was looking for recipes online, I came across a great line. Unfortunately, I didn’t bookmark it because I really didn’t want the recipe, so I can’t link to it. But, I think it describes zucchini bread/muffins. This is why my mind always goes straight to making them when I have an overabundance of zucchini.

Gluten free zucchini muffins taste about as much like zucchini as Rocky Road ice cream tastes like a rocky road.

So true. So true.

zucchini |
We had twice this amount.

Anyway, I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. I tried Elana’s site, but she only had a recipe with coconut flour. I don’t have coconut flour, and I wasn’t going to go grocery shopping, again. I’m sure she has one in her cookbook. I just haven’t gotten it, yet. I really have to.

What I came up with wasn’t quite right. It wasn’t bad. It just needed a bit more of something. And it was twice the size of the recipe I am including, here. I had a lot of zucchini. This is the recipe I am going to try next time. (I tried the gluten free zucchini muffins recipe below, and it’s fabulous. And it works as a great jumping off place for my other gluten free muffin recipes.) It’s just tweaked a little bit. If you try this, let me know how it goes. I will add a foot note the next time I get screwed out of the corn some more zucchini.

OK, I’m being lazy resourceful and linking to Gluten-Free Wednesdays from Linda at The Gluten-Free Homemaker, too.

gluten free zucchini muffins with almond flour |


Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins
Recipe type: Appetizer
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
  • Dry Ingredients
  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 2½ cups Zucchini (shredded)
  • 3 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Grapeseed Oil
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Chopped Cherries (optional)
  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. Grease muffin tin. I chose to use coconut oil cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 20 – 22 minutes. Check with toothpick for doneness.


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

PPS – Also linking to March Muffin Madness from Shirley at gfe – gluten free easily. (She’s fab!)

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16 Responses to “Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins (So Easy to Make).”

  1. Sophie

    Your courgettes muffins look so delightful!! I also recently made zucchini muffins. If you are interested , you can find it on my blog under breakfast!

  2. Haha, your post make me laugh! I actually got more corn than I could stand from my CSA box this week and I only got 1 zucchini. I’d be happy to negotiate a trade 😛

    I love what you’ve done with the access though. These look way better than corn, in my humble opinion. I love the addition of cherries too. (LOVE cherries!)

    ~Aubree Cherie

  3. I always make zucchini bread, but I like the idea of muffins. They look good! Now don’t be sending bad karma vibes to your CSA … you may only get beets next week! LOL Woohoo on less cravings and pounds lost … who doesn’t like that? 😉 I’m still not onboard with the completely anti-agave school of thought. For some it does wonders and I made some chocolate avocado pudding yesterday (Maggie’s recipe, She Let Them Eat Cake) and used agave and like you said, no cravings. Any other sweetener and I would have wanted more, more, more. The almond flour also plays a key role in baking with that low glycemic index and protein. 🙂

    Have a great day, Tia!


  4. So sorry about the corn. I got some last week, but my CSA box does not get delivered to my door! You can be grateful for that. I haven’t gotten any carrots either, and I like the look of yours. Your zucchini muffins look great. I haven’t done much with almond flour, but maybe I should give it a try.

  5. Julie

    I like to add lemon juice and a bit a rind to my zucchini bread. I think that it adds that little somthing.

  6. Do you know if I can use the Almond Flour from Trader Joe’s for your Zucchini Muffin Recipe? We have zucchini in the garden and your recipe sounds wonderful.

    • I am not sure. I used Honeyville blanched almond flour. I ordered it online. It’s the same one I used for the chocolate chip cookies. I know Elana (owner of the chocolate chip cookie recipe) only uses specific almond flours for her recipes, and I don’t think Trader Joe’s is one of them. I haven’t tried Trader Joe’s flour in the zucchini muffin recipe.

      Sorry. That was a long round about way of saying, “I don’t know.” But, if you try it, please let me know. It would be good to know if I had options.


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