1tablespoonflaxseed meal plus 3 tablespoon warm water
2tablespoonnut butter *
1cupgrated zucchini *
¼cupchopped dark chocolate *
Pre heat you oven at 350 degrees f / 180 deg C
Line your cupcake/ muffin pans with liners.
Lets start with making flaxseed mixture
Simply add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoon of warm not hot water . Mix well and keep aside . It will become gel like in 3-4 minutes
Now lets prepare the toppings
Sprinkle cinnamon on the toppings and give it a quick mix
Warm up some honey to thin it out and drizzle on the toppings roughly coat them.
Using honey is optional but it provides a great crunch and aids toppings to stick well and not fall apart.
Sift all dry ingredients in one bowl .
Mix all wet ingredients including the pepared flaxseed mixture in another except zucchini
Now fold wet ingredients to dry ones. Mix well with a spatula/ spoon until lump free with minimum strokes . Do not over mix
Now fold in the grated zucchini.
You may add no more than 2 tablespoon water, a little at a time if needed and batter is too thick . Zucchini has lot of water content so it won’t be needed but It all depends on the quality of the flour.
The muffin mixture is pretty thicker than regular cake batter. Its somewhat like an idli batter.
Scoop the mixture 2/3 rd way full
Top is generously with your favorite toppings
Bake in a pre heated oven on middle rack for 24-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center muffin comes out clean.
Check after 24 minute mark.
Take it out of the oven and let them cool in the pan itself for 5 minutes. Later transfer them on a cooling rack.
It makes a lovely 8’ or 9 “ round cake. Bake time will differ anywhere between 35-45 minutes
Zucchini can be replaced by carrots , bottle guard (lauki, doodhi, opo) If you dont have flaxseed meal replace it with 3 tablespoon of yougurt / applesauce or banana puree - reduce sugar if adding bananas - experiment cinnamon is optional , you can skip it or even replace it with ginger powder I use raw sugar , feel free to use any honey can be replaced with maple syrup you can skip oat flour and simply use wheat - but oats is highly recommend if vegan - swap yogurt with silken tofu or 1 more flax egg feel free to use any nut butter you can replace olive oil with any flavorless oil or canola oil too