Zucchini Oat Muffin Recipe

Zucchini Oat Muffins

1 cup Zucchini grated or shredded
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Quick or old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 cup Brown sugar substitute like Truvia or Swerve (Or Regular Brown Sugar)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup All purpose flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup Unsweetened applesauce

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the muffin pan with cooking spray.

Grate the zucchini. Use a wire strainer and spoon or cheese cloth to get the extra moisture out of the zucchini.

Mix the eggs, brown sugar substitute, vanilla extract together in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and oats.

Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a wooden spoon. The mixture will look a little dry. Stir in the grated zucchini. The mixture will moisten back up during this step.

Use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop out enough mix that it is almost full. Divide it evenly into a muffin pan for 12 muffins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 23-26 minutes.

I have been able to find the brown sugar substitute at Walmart and Publix. You can always order it from Amazon as well. Let me know it you make them.

Black Pepper Chicken Recipe


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed

2 Tbsps corn starch

2 Tbsps EVOO

2 Tbsps black pepper

1 tsp salt

1/2 tbsp onion powder

2 cups cooked brown rice

1 bag of broccoli florets, frozen

1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup oyster sauce

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1/2 tbsp minced garlic

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp ginger powder

Cook brown rice according to package instructions. Microwave the broccoli florets for 6 minutes.

Mix together the cornstarch, 2 Tbsps of black pepper, and salt in a bowl. Coat the cubed chicken with mixture. Heat the EVOO in a pan over med-high heat. Brown the chicken in batches. About 5-7 minutes.

Mix together chicken broth, vinegar, oyster sauce, minced garlic, onion powder, remaining black pepper, chili powder, and ginger. Pour mixture in pan over chicken. Stir. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.

Layer the rice, broccoli, and black pepper chicken in a large bowl.

This recipe is 3 personal points for me.