These veggie rich cakes are hearty, moist and delicious. And, it doesn't hurt that they are super simple to make too. I used some Bob's Red Mill GF all-purpose flour blend that I wanted to use up, but you could easily sub in another favorite gluten-free flour mix, or keep it whole grain and use 1 cup of freshly ground buckwheat flour and 1 cup of freshly ground gluten-free oat flour as a sub too.
(gluten, dairy, soy and nut-free)
2 cups of Bob Red Mill's GF flour blend (or other favorite gluten-free flour mix, or keep it whole grain and use 1 cup of freshly ground buckwheat flour and 1 cup of freshly ground gluten-free oat flour as a sub too)
1/4 cup of chia or flax meal
2 ts. of baking powder
1 ts. of baking soda
1/2 ts. of sea salt
2 ts. of ground cinnamon
2 ts. of ground ginger
1/2 cup of soft or liquid extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup of local honey (or maple syrup)
1/2 cup of So Delicious coconut milk beverage (or other favorite non-dairy milk)
1/2 cup of raisins
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 cup of shredded zucchini
1-2 ts. of pure vanilla
In a large mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients in together first, then add the oil and milk and the rest of the wet ingredients. Mix well together and then let sit for a few minutes for the dry to soak up the wet. Then use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to measure the batter into muffin tins and this recipe will make 12 large muffins or about 15 smaller muffins. Then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until you check with a toothpick and it is baked through and not gooey and the tops are golden brown. Let cool for 15-20 minutes before moving or eating to reduce the crumble effect.
These cakes are toddler approved and super easy to let him snack on all by himself. Which is pretty much what he is all about these days. Being independent and a 'big boy' so these only make my job a bit easier too. Plus, like I mentioned a great snack on the go with added healthy goodness and calories to make my boy strong.
Hmmm, love. They are moist and delicious. Now, pick up some fresh zucchini from the garden or the market, and start shredding. These muffins are just too good to pass up this time of year!
Much love and light to you!