I’m a creature of habit, so when we found out our daughter is lactose intolerant and has an egg allergy, it was quite the curveball. There are plenty of other foods out there, but I still found myself stuck with the same handful of ideas when it came to healthy foods she could eat.
One thing I was really disappointed I couldn’t make were muffins! They’re fast, yummy, and an entire weeks worth of breakfast could be made at once.
So I got on Pinterest and started searching for egg-free, dairy-free muffin recipes. To my surprise, I found a ton! The first one I read about was a zucchini muffin, so I decided to go for it.
The only thing I was weary about was how it would taste. Honestly, I was afraid that with a lack of those ingredients, it would taste like chalk. Not only do I love them, but my baby does, too! She hadn’t even swallowed her first bite before she signed “more!”
I put my own twist on the recipe I found, and took out some of the ingredients it called for (which also made me nervous). We will be making these again as soon as we eat the last of them.
Let’s get to it!
Prep time: About 15 minutes
Cook time: About 25 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
1 zucchini (1 ½ cups)
3 ripe bananas
¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ tsp baking soda
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Spray the muffin pan with cooking spray.
3. Grate the zucchini, enough to fill about 1 ½ cups, or more or less if desired. Blot to remove the extra moisture; I read that not doing this may cause the middle of the muffins to sink.
4. Mash the bananas well.
5. Mix the zucchini, mashed banana, and unsweetened applesauce.
6. Add in flour, cinnamon, and baking soda.
7. Mix well, adding in applesauce if needed. The mixture should be pretty thick but none of the flour should be visible.
8. Scoop mixture into muffin tins. I fill each about halfway.
9. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes (depending on how crispy you like the outsides). Check the center of the muffin with a toothpick/fork; if it comes up clean, they are done.
10. Let them cool before eating.