Chocolate Zucchini Muffins – Vegan & Gluten-free

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Two weeks ago I found myself participating in a vegan challenge. Now I’m usually someone who, although vegetarian at home, is very generous with ingredients like butter, eggs and cheese. Needless to say I found the vegan challenge rather, well, challenging! I experimented with making muffins twice in the week: the first were based almost entirely on this recipe by ‘An Ode to Mung Beans’, and the second used only the same ratios as that recipe – other than that it was complete experimentation!

And my gambling paid off! The muffins were moist, flavourful and everyone who had one loved it. I made them for a meal with some other of the challenge participants (one of whom has to eat gluten-free food) and they went down a treat…especially with the homemade whipped coconut cream I had a go at making.

And believe me, if I hadn’t made them myself I never would have guessed they were vegan or gluten-free! Continue reading

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