This recipe is easy to pull together with a food processor or blender, but if you don't have one of those, no worries. You can mix the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon or fork, or use a hand mixer.For the zucchini, I keep the green on, however you can peel the green off if you prefer. And there's no need to squeeze the zucchini to get the excess water out.For sweetener, you can use honey in place of maple syrup. And for Keto, replace the maple syrup with sugar-free maple syrup. You can also reduce carbs further by replacing the applesauce with oil, butter, cream, or even yogurt!For the zucchini, I keep the green on and grate everything but the ends, however you can peel the green off if you prefer. And there's no need to squeeze the zucchini to get the excess water out.For the cocoa, make sure to use natural, unsweetened cocoa, not Dutch processed cocoa.
1.25cupsblanched almond flour
5tablespoonsunsweetened cocoa powderyou can reduce this to 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) if you prefer it lighter on the cocoa
5 tablespoonsmaple syrupor honey; add another tablespoon if you like your muffins on the sweeter side