Recipe: Pistachio Cherry Zucchini Muffins (gluten-free)

There are so many in-season recipes that I want to share with you right now.  I love that my kitchen is overflowing with delicious fresh fruit.  I have planned on sharing Strawberry Pie with you for the past two weeks, but I haven’t gotten it made yet.  I have to promise to do this next week before strawberry season is completely gone.

For now, I’m sharing a successful experiment I concocted yesterday with some of my fresh produce: cherries and zucchini.  These muffins are VERY allergy-friendly and scrumptious.  Give them a try while cherry season is in full swing and come back with a review.

gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free*, corn-free, soy-free

Pistachio Cherry Zucchini Muffins (gluten-free)

See allergy changes below recipe.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cups canola oil
  • 3/4 cups turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 bananas
  • 1 cups zucchini
  • 2/3 cups cherries
  • 1/2 cups almond meal/flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cups pistachios


Prepare ingredients: Smash banana, grate zucchini, chop & pit cherries, chop pistachios and grind flour.
Mix together egg (or equivalent Ener-G egg replacer), oil, sugar, vanilla, almond extract, banana, zucchini and cherries.
Add to zucchini mixture: almond and brown rice flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix until combined.
Mix in pistachios.
Grease muffin pan; equally distribute batter into 12-cup muffin pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.

Allergy Changes

  • *Treenut-Free
  1. Leave out pistachios.
  2. In place of almond flour, use oat, garbanzo bean or buckwheat flour.
  3. Leave out almond extract.
  • Egg: Use egg replacer.

If you have no allergies, use 1 1/2 cup whole wheat or all-purpose flour.

See How to Make Homemade Gluten-Free Flour

Recipe linked up at Allergy Friendly Friday, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Allergy-Free Wednesdays.

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