Paleo Zucchini Muffins with Plums

Two foods abundantly overflowing from our garden right now are zucchini and plums. What better way to utilize their distinct flavors than to create a recipe that features both! We have enjoyed a bountiful harvest already and we’re only half way through the summer. In my recent gardening post, Our First Back to Eden Garden (Part 1), I described the success of our new mulch experiment using wood chips. The summer squash and fruit trees seem to be benefiting the most, as we have had our largest crops of each in our four years of gardening.

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At first, I didn’t think zucchini and plums would go together. But after reviewing quite a few recipes online, I recognized that zucchini bread is generally sweet in nature. And the plums add just the right sweetness atop an already-delicious zucchini muffin. My Paleo Zucchini Muffins are a good fit for those on a grain-free, gluten-free diet or those following a healing protocol, like AIP or full GAPS.

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Bring on the zucchini! We are also enjoying it steamed, sautéed, grilled, and occasionally in soups. We still have too much to eat ourselves, so we’ve been sharing the squash with family and friends. My sister has even dubbed us her personal vegetable CSA supplier for the month! As for the plums, we have already frozen several bags in their whole form and plan to use them in cooking and baking in the coming months. The plums in these photos are the last couple dozen from our tree.

So today, I’m savoring zucchini and plums in this muffin recipe. It turned out so well, that I’m sure it will become a favorite in our family, especially this time of year, when we have a fresh harvest.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as we have!

zucchini muffin batter

Paleo Zucchini Muffins with Plums

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (1 medium zucchini)
  • 4-5 plums sliced
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Using a grater, shred zucchini and set aside.
  • Slice 4-5 plums and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt coconut oil and honey in preheating oven.
  • In a large bowl, mash banana and mix with eggs and vanilla. Stir in coconut oil and honey when liquid.
  • In a small bowl, mix coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg together.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Gently stir in zucchini.
  • Use paper liners or coconut oil to coat your muffin pan.
  • Using a spoon, scoop the batter into the muffin cups.
  • Layer 2-3 plum slices on top of each uncooked muffin.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Set on cooling rack.
  • Serve muffins with organic butter or enjoy plain!
Paleo Zucchini Muffins with Plums
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups shredded zucchini (1 medium zucchini)
  • 4-5 plums sliced
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Directions
  1. Using a grater, shred zucchini and set aside.
  2. Slice 4-5 plums and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Melt coconut oil and honey in preheating oven.
  5. In a large bowl, mash banana and mix with eggs and vanilla. Stir in coconut oil and honey when liquid.
  6. In a small bowl, mix coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg together.
  7. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  8. Gently stir in zucchini.
  9. Use paper liners or coconut oil to coat your muffin pan.
  10. Using a spoon, scoop the batter into the muffin cups.
  11. Layer 2-3 plum slices on top of each uncooked muffin.
  12. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Set on cooling rack.
  13. Serve muffins with organic butter or enjoy plain!


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Enjoy my Paleo Zucchini Muffins!

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8 Responses to Paleo Zucchini Muffins with Plums

  1. I would never have put plums and zucchini together in the same recipe, but this sounds very interesting! Sadly, I can’t have bananas or eggs anymore, but this might be a good one to make when friends come over. Thanks for the recipe!
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    • Tracy says:

      I have made this recipe without banana (although it’s not as moist), but I’m not sure how you could make it without eggs. :( I feel for you. I completely understand food sensitivities!

  2. Kelley says:

    Oooh, this is now on my list for the next time I get a zucchini delivery from my parents’ garden.
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  3. Jenni says:

    Beautiful! I wouldn’t have ever thought to combine the two, but you are totally right, typically Zucchini breads tend to be sweet. I bet this is delish!
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  4. Cyra says:

    I miss having a plum tree. :C

  5. Pech says:

    Very interesting to put these two together!
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  6. Melinda says:

    My husband keeps bringing these big zucchinis home and I’m running out of things to make with them…I may have to give this one a try.
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