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Sophie’s moist gluten free zucchini muffins!

on 07/06/2010

A divine & tasty interior: all gluten-free!

Tasty zucchini gluten-free & dairy-free muffins: great for a breakfast on the run!

Yesterday, I made my own first moist gluten-free zucchini ( courgettes ) muffins. They are a real delight! Even my husband & my in-laws loved them! Here is the recipe!

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Recipe: For 12 larger flower pattern muffins
Ingredients:
** the dry ingredients:
300 gr of cleaned & finely grated green zucchini’s (courgettes), with peel on
135 gr of Orgran gluten-free plain flour (this gluten-free flour has corn starch, tapioca flour, rice flour & to bind: guar gom & methylcellulose )
45 gr of teff flour( Wikipedia explains it very well!)
125 gr of raw dark cane sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of gluten-free baking powder
** the wet ingredients:
125 ml of canola oil
2 organic eggs, beaten
1+ 1/2 teaspoon of gluten-free vanilla extract
extra needed: 2 silicone flower mats, with each 6 larger muffin flower holes
a silpat & an oven rack for stability

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C ( 350 F ), for 15 minutes.
2. Take your Kenwood bowl & first place the grated zucchini’s, the plain flour & the teff flour in it. Mix on low-speed until it comes together.
Now, add the cane sugar, cinnamon & baking powder. Mix on a medium speed until all is combined.
3. Now, add the wet ingredients to the dry ones. This is the canola oil, beaten eggs & vanilla extract. Mix well on medium speed until it all is emulsified. Taste! It has to taste fab!
4. Place the empty flower mats on a silpat & on an oven rack for stability. Pour the batter & fill the silicone flower mats with 3/4 of the batter. See that the filled flower mats are stable to go into the preheated oven. You don’t have to grease the silicon moulds. Isn’t that great?
See pictures later!
5. Bake for about 25 minutes in the oven. After 25 minutes, I test with a pin in the middle of the muffins to see if they are ready. If the dough doesn’t stick to the pin, they are ready. If not, add a few minutes or add 10 minutes more if necessary. With the help of oven gloves, carefully remove the flower mats from the oven & place on a wire rack to cool down a bit. Let the muffins sit into the flower mats for about 10 to 15 minutes so that they will cool off a bit. Later, you can flip them carefully over & place them with the flower pattern upside on a wire rack to cool down completely! The top of the muffins will shine a bit & you will see the lovely flower pattern on top.
When completely cool, enjoy with a good cup of tea or coffee & enjoy!
If you still have muffins left, store in a cake or cookie box.

grated fresh zucchini's!

Appetizing already!

Filled silicon flower shaped muffin trays

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132 responses to “Sophie’s moist gluten free zucchini muffins!

  1. Foodessa says:

    I don't know what's more exciting…the adorable muffin moulds or the fact that when I have a ton of zucchini given to me by the in-laws…I'll be able to add to my gluten-free repertoire.I really appreciate the efforts for you to have made them so that we can later replicate this nutritional treat ;o)BTW…thanks for my intro to Teff flour.Flavourful wishes, Claudia

  2. Happy Cook says:

    I ve never baked anything with courgettes, looks so os good.

  3. Simply Life says:

    wow, those muffins look great!

  4. These muffins look amazing, very unique! I love your muffin flower mold!

  5. What a great mold! These look delightful and healthy!

  6. Barbara says:

    What a lovely mold, Sophie! It makes your muffins extra special. I do love zucchini bread…and I love adding a gluten-free recipe here and there. Great work, Sophie.

  7. These look lovely. Soon, we will have an abundance of zucchini, and then I will try your recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Koko says:

    These look sooo good! I like the blend of flours you used! This is a great way to use zucchini, Sophie! Hope your summer is starting off great!!

  9. Jennifurla says:

    I love the mold, how cool. I look forward to reading more of your blog!

  10. Cheryl says:

    Those are super cute and my mother in law is going to love this recipe!

  11. I don't know if I've ever had zuccini bread. It sounds great!

  12. Joanne says:

    I love a good zucchini muffin! Those flower-shaped tins are so cute.

  13. Claudia says:

    Oh how moist they look! And if "even" your husband and in-lawls liked it, I'm hooked. (Smile) The tin is just so sweet. And Sophie, bought the bike yesterday and then the rains came!

  14. zerrin says:

    Never tried a gluten free recipe. These look yummy! I must have a look at the market if they have gluten free flour and baking powder.

  15. Claudia says:

    Comment #3: Blogger was down earlier and told me the comment did not take! But I happily comment away when you create!

  16. elra says:

    Wow, they are so pretty Sophia. Almost too pretty to eat, but they are so tempting …

  17. Cynthia says:

    I can just imagine the moistness that the zucchini brings to this muffin.

  18. Want some!Happy week to you.

  19. zurin says:

    ohh these looks so good n moist and pretty Sophie! gluten free too. u cook the healthiest food always :)

  20. Paz says:

    Oh wow! These look like a real treat. I love the flower patterns. Very nice!Paz

  21. These muffins look so delightful it is hard to believe they are actually "good for you" types!

  22. So glad everyone loved them, Sophie! They are adorable and very moist indeed. :D

  23. When the world gives you zucchini, make muffins!

  24. Hi Sophie! These look gorgeous! And I love the idea of courgettes in a muffin, healthy & tasty! The flower shapes are SO cute, very pretty!x

  25. Rowena... says:

    I love your molds…they are so pretty!

  26. Rosabela says:

    Tess flour is new to me and I wouldn't know where to find gluten free flour in Germany. I'm sure they have it. I just need to look for it. BTW, I love the flower muffin pans!

  27. Carolyn Jung says:

    The shapes are just adorable. They would make any muffin into a special occasion treat. ;)

  28. Kath says:

    They look absolutely delicious, I must try baking with courgette. I love the moulds too, they make the cakes look even more tempting.

  29. These are the most decorative muffins I've ever seen and they sound amazing. Leave it to you to come up with something that looks beautiful and is good for you too!

  30. Juliana says:

    Sophie, your gluten free zucchini muffins are so cute…they sure look good.

  31. Foodessa says:

    Hello Sophie…it's me again.I was lately given something to think about…which led to me to create an APPRECIATION page. I just wanted you to be informed that you have been included among those who I feel have so far supported me in a somewhat life changing journey. When you have a chance…come for another small visit on FOODESSA. Ciao for now, Claudia

  32. lisa says:

    Hi Sophie! These look and sound amazing. I'm going to bookmark these for future baking reference. I may try adding shredded carrots too. Love your little flower molds. Delicious!

  33. HOw absolutely beautiful. I love the shape!*kisses* HH

  34. Yes, this muffin does look so moist inside! I love the use of cane sugar and cinnamon to spice it up. This is a perfect accompaniment to a cup of hot coffee. Love it!

  35. Sylvia says:

    Estos muffins se ven geniales. Me gusta la forma que tienenBesos

  36. Mmm, I love anything made with zucchini! It does keep baked goods so moist and tender. I love the cute flower shape of the muffins as well. Thanks for the link on the Teff flour … I've never heard of it! Hugs and kisses from New York City!!xoxoxoxo

  37. ~~louise~~ says:

    Now aren't they just darling? I just want to squeeze one right now. Please understand dear, Sophie, I am so baking challenged I just can't help wishing I had you here to help me overcome my fears. Your zucchini muffins look delightful and I love how you brought them into the season with those cute flower molds.Thank you so much for sharing. GREAT job!!!

  38. Gluten free courgette muffins…this is definitely for me and on top of that, I love courgettes! And I LOVE your cute molds!Ronelle x

  39. They look very moist indeed Sophie! And gluten free no less, well done! :D

  40. trissa says:

    I love zucchini bread and would probably be equally in love with these muffins.

  41. Chef Chuck says:

    Sophie! These look fabulous!!!I love zucchini~

  42. Hannah says:

    Now you've got me craving zucchini bread like crazy! I can't wait until the summer bounty of zucchini comes in… Hopefully I can hold out that long!

  43. oh wow looks great and gluten free will tweet

  44. They are also sitting very pretty in their muffin shapes. I am sure these were a delight.

  45. Jo says:

    Wow, gluten free and moist as well. This sounds fantastic and the muffin moulds are so pretty. The cakes came out really, really well.

  46. Jo says:

    Wow, gluten free and moist as well. This sounds fantastic and the muffin moulds are so pretty. The cakes came out really, really well.

  47. agrigirl says:

    Your muffins are beautiful. I have some courgettes on hand now but I also have a lot of yellow squash. I wonder if they would also work.

  48. This will really come in handy as the mountains of zucchini are picked this summer! The flower pattern on the muffin cups is delightful!

  49. Debbie says:

    They look delicious Sophie and so pretty too!

  50. Ruth says:

    Wow. They look so pretty and really moist too!

  51. I had some bread over the weekend with courgettes in and it was lovely! I love the moulds – very pretty!

  52. Margot says:

    Oh, I always promise myself I will try to make zucchini muffins or bread but I'm forgetting until I see some delicious post like yours! :)

  53. WOW! And they look so pretty too!

  54. The flower shapes are so great! Sounds like a great use of zucchini too.

  55. pierre says:

    hello sophie it looks definitely moist and I love that !! have a good day Pierre de Paris

  56. Sophie, the muffins look so very pretty and moist!

  57. virginie says:

    rhooo j'ai vraiment trop trop hate d'avoir mes premieres courgettes au jardin !!!c'est un légume que j'adore et que j'avoue, je consomme hors saison !!!!bises et bon weekend gourmand virginie

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  59. Nadji says:

    Tes muffins semblent délicieux et j'ai les mêmes moules. Il ne reste plus qu'à faire….A bientôt.

  60. El says:

    Where did you ever get those adorable molds? The muffins look delicious!

  61. I love the mold too for these muffins, gorgeous! The muffins look so moist.

  62. Judy says:

    They're so pretty, Sophie. Yumm.

  63. Kerstin says:

    What a cool pan – they are so pretty and of course sound super delicious! Love your new cute blog layout too!

  64. Mary says:

    I'm so delighted to have this recipe on hand for the summer zucchini harvest. It sounds delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  65. Erica says:

    These looks beautiful,Sophie!!!Your spanish esta muy bien te felicito :)

  66. Hungry Dog says:

    These look delicious! Love the new look too!

  67. Anna says:

    Lovely Muffins pretty and healthy Loved the dashing new design.

  68. My word, how gorgeous, Sophie! :-) I love making baked goods with zucchini. It adds so much moisture and you get to count a veggie for your dessert–win, win! ;-) Great entry for Go Ahead Honey, too.Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my blog! Hugs,Shirley

  69. Daily Spud says:

    I haven't done much gluten-free baking, but these make me want to try more!

  70. theUngourmet says:

    I would love to find a muffin pan like this one. The flowers are fabulous! I don't do gluten free much but would really love to try this recipe!

  71. Gloria says:

    Look fantastic Sophie!! gloria

  72. I'm so impressed with your beautiful muffins. I'm going to have to look for some silicon molds.

  73. Just stopping by to say hi. I'm loving the new look :)

  74. Gattina says:

    !que sano y delicioso este muffin! Definitivamente se convertirán todos los amentes de glutin a probarlo!!! por una parte, me encanta el "look" nuevo de tu blog!

  75. Sophie, they are completely gorgeous! I love how clearly the design shows up!

  76. Jamie says:

    Oh, Sophie, I love zucchini muffins and haven't made them in years! These look so flavorful and moist I am now craving them! Pretty flower shapes!

  77. Kristen says:

    Looks divine! I love using zucchini in baking and teff is a great grain/flour, You inspire me :)

  78. Isabelle says:

    Ces muffins à la courgettes sont magnifiques et ils ont tout pour me plaire! Félicitations pour ton nouveau look!

  79. Muneeba says:

    Super cute and moist looking! My cousin is always telling me to try zucchini bread recipes, but yours is gluten free … added bonus!

  80. Margaret says:

    The muffins look very pretty and so delicious too.

  81. Those muffins are pretty and must taste wonderful!Cheers,Rosa

  82. Jeannie says:

    I can imagine how soft and moist the muffins must taste, look really delicious and pretty!

  83. grace says:

    we're beginning to drown in zucchini here, so i'm on the lookout for recipes using them. great gluten-free option, and i love the flower design!

  84. Sophie, these muffins are so cute. It's breakfast time here right now. They would be perfect with a great cup of coffee.Sam

  85. Esme says:

    These are lovely-I am a huge zucchini muffin fan-I just made applesauce pumpkin muffins-the recipe is up.

  86. These look absolutely beautiful and delicious! mmm.

  87. ap269 says:

    The muffin tins are adorable – the muffins look so awesome!

  88. Those look very tasty. I think I might have to give those a try if a get some more zucchini. I want the cute muffin pan. I love the flowers.I hadn't seen you r blog before, but I think I am going to have to RSS it.But, I guess that means I need to get a scale. I'm not used to weighing ingredients. Thanks for having the Celsius/Fahrenheit conversions.Tia

  89. MaryMoh says:

    Love these muffins. Beautiful patterns. They are so healthy with zucchini and non gluten too. Thanks very much for sharing.

  90. I'll try your version Sophie, thanks :)

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