Most of the time I prefer savory breakfast that goes well with my masala chai. Lately, I have been monitoring my diet. Therefore, I have been trying to come up with a nutrient dense savory breakfast. Guess what??? I got it in the first attempt. I am excited to share my new recipe Flourless Zucchini Chia Savory Breakfast Muffins.
These muffins are super easy to bake. Also you would be happy to know that it’s a make ahead breakfast. Simply bake over the weekend and refrigerate. Just warm the muffins in a toaster over or microwave and enjoy with ketchup. These muffins are kid friendly too. I served Flourless Zucchini Chia Savory Breakfast Muffins to Yashvi as an after school snack. She gave me thumbs up and savored every bite of these muffins. Of course she had ketchup all over her face and her body by the end of the last bite. Since the summer vacations have stared these muffins serve perfectly well as snacks.
It’s been a while since I have been thinking about a recipe with zucchini. I wanted to come up with savory recipe including zucchini. I was thinking of a recipe that could serve as a healthy breakfast for me. At the same time serves as a snack to Yashvi since she starts her vacation. My mind was racing with ideas. However, kid friendly recipe was on the top of my mind. I wanted Yashvi to enjoy zucchini so I could add another veggie in her diet.
For this, firstly, I decided to grind zucchini instead of grating it. By grinding zucchini, I made sure that Yashvi does not realize the veggie in her muffins. Secondly, I strained with the help of cheesecloth as much water as possible from zucchini and saved some water for later use. Thereafter, in a large mixing bowl I combined almond flour, squeezed zucchini, lemon pepper spice, baking powder, salt and sugar. Lastly, I folded in soaked chia seeds followed by very little leftover zucchini water. It helped to bring out the flavor of zucchini and also to reach to a certain consistency of the batter. Afterwards, I scooped the batter on the greased muffin tray and baked them in a preheated oven.
The green color of the muffins and the aromatic lemon pepper spice blended with fresh zucchini was absolutely mouthwatering. These soft and fluffy melt in mouth savory muffins were a complete delight to our taste buds. Nowadays, I make batches of these Flourless Zucchini Chia Savory Breakfast Muffins and enjoy my morning meals with complete satisfaction.
Zucchini – It contains potassium, manganese and omega -3 fatty acids. Zucchini is a good source of calcium, zinc and some protein. However, B vitamins content in zucchini ensures optimum health.
Chia seeds – It’s a superfood and a great egg replacer. Chia seeds are a good source of protein, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. It also provides the much needed dietary fiber in our diet.
Almond flour – Being gluten free and paleo friendly it’s a great substitute to flour in any baking recipes. Almond flour promotes good heart health with its content of vitamins and minerals.