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Zucchini, Carrot & Walnut Cupcakes

Zucchini, Carrot & Walnut Cupcakes

Zucchini, Carrot & Walnut Cupcake
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Recipe type: Muffin, Cupcake, Snacks, Lunchbox
Serves: 12 large cupcakes
  • 1 c wholemeal flour (see GF alternative below)
  • ¾ c spelt flour
  • ½ c ground linseed (also known as flaxmeal)
  • ¼ c coconut sugar (optional)
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 2 t baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t mixed spice
  • ¾ c milk (or almond milk)
  • 2 banana’s, mashed
  • 2 T pure maple syrup
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c grated zucchini
  • 1 c grated carrot
  • ½ c chopped walnuts (omit if nut free)
Gluten free alternative
  • Replace wholemeal flour with 1 c quinoa flour
  • Replace spelt flour with ¾ c almond flour
  • Add 1 t guar gum
Icing (optional) Omit if dairy free
  • 125gm cream cheese, softened
  • rind of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • ½ t vanilla extract
  • 1 T pure maple syrup
  • walnut pieces (omit if nut free)
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Line a 12 cup muffin tray with muffin liners.
  3. In a large bowl, add the flours, linseed, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and mixed spice and mix evenly.
  4. In as separate bowl, stir together the milk, mashed banana’s, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined.
  5. Mix the two bowls and stir gently until just combined.
  6. Stir in the grated zucchini, carrots and walnuts.
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffins trays and bake for 20-25 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the muffin trays for 5-10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely. Ice once completely cool.
  9. To make the icing, using a fork or hand blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth. Place a spoonful on the top of each muffin, finishing off with some grated lemon zest and a walnut piece.

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