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Superhero Muffins

Since my son has been running 50 miles per week and 14 mile runs, I started looking for recipes for him.  I found a recipe book by Shalane Flanagan who is a NYC marathon winner, Olympic medalist, and long-distance runner that had tons of muffin recipes!  I love muffins because you can have them for breakfast, lunch, snack, with dinner or even dessert.  I was very skeptical about this recipe because the batter tasted something awful.  But they baked up AMAZING!!  So I feel all the shredding was worth it 🙂

For alterations, I have seen people use shredded apple for the zucchini, whole wheat or oat flour for the almond flour, and different mix-ins for the raisins like chocolate chips.

There is no wheat flour or sugar in this recipe, but there are 2 cups of vegetables!  These are also delicious frozen if you want to pop them in the microwave or throw them in the fridge the night before to thaw.

Superhero Muffins
Serves: 12 muffins
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 6 Tb. butter, melted
  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prep a muffin pan with cooking spray and cupcake liners.
  3. In a great big bowl, mix up the dry stuff: almond flour, oats, walnuts, raisins, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, zucchini, carrots, melted butter and maple syrup.
  5. Add the wet stuff to the dry stuff. Mix until well combined.
  6. Scoop into muffin tin. They will be big muffins!
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes. They are finished baking when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Place on a wire rack to cool and remove out of the pan after 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
Recipe from "Run Fast. Eat Slow." by Flanagan and Kopecky


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