Savory Carrot & Zucchini Muffins (gf + v) + exciting news!

Savory Carrot & Zucchini Muffins (gf + v) + exciting news!

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Last week I got so excited about returning to blogging, that I totally forgot my manners. You see, I meant to say a huge thank you for all the great comments on my giveaway a few weeks back. You gave me SO many ideas that my mind is just spinning with all the things I wanna make for you! So thank you sweet friends for letting me know what you like!

This post is all about answering those desires and announcing some very exciting news. From this past Monday onwards I‘m teaming up with a London-based food delivery service Statera Foods, which means that you’ll be able to order 12 of my favorite recipes straight to your home! In short, Statera is a superfood recipe kit service on a mission to enable healthy balanced living. They partner with food bloggers (like me!) & chefs to deliver the exact ingredients required to make your chosen meals. I’m beyond excited about this new project and for being able to serve all you readers living in London, as this is something I would definitely use daily if I just lived there :) Currently Statera delivers in West London with free delivery when you spend £45 or more and you should order by midnight Wednesday for Saturday delivery. Let me know if you end up ordering some of my meals, I’d love to know about your experience!

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Now, onto the recipe! A lot of people wished to have more recipes for savory snacks and it got me intrigued instantly, as snacks are essential for me. I usually go for the sweet snack, like a smoothie, chia pudding, or just fruit, so making something savory is a welcomed change. I came up with the idea of making savory muffins, as they’re easy to take to work / school, they store well in room temperature, and you can make a bigger batch, which will save you from multiple hanger attacks. So here they are, my latest crush: the savory carrot and zucchini muffins!

I wanted to make these both gluten-free and vegan, so that they would cater to a big bunch. Besides the veg, I added some sun dried tomatoes and fresh thyme, which make them really delish and if you’ll have cheese, I imagine some crumbled feta would be great too. And I also like to top these with some very big chunks of avocado to bring some added flavor to the picture :)

This recipe will be available to order in Statera next week, but in the meantime there are 12 other good ones waiting for you! Cozy times and happy vibes to all of you out there! xo

For more inspiration, follow me on Instagram and tag photos of my recipes with #tuuliablog so I can see!

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Savory Carrot & Zucchini Muffins

notes:the chia seeds can be replaced with ground flaxseed, they’re both great vegan replacements for eggs. you can try adding some chopped olives, pesto and other herbs in these too, if you like! 

makes 6-8 muffins

2 tbsp chia seeds + 6 tbsp water (or two eggs)
1 cup grated carrot (3 big carrots)
2/3 cup grated zucchini, (4-inch / 10 cm piece)
4-5 sun dried tomatoes
3 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
4 tbsp olive oil

2/3 cup buckwheat flour (or other gluten-free flour)
1/4 cup brown rice flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

+ 1/4 cup pumpkin and / or sunflower seeds


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C. Mix the chia seeds with water and set aside for a few minutes to thicken.

2. In a big bowl, mix the grated carrot, zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, thyme and olive oil. Add the chia gel (or the eggs) and mix well.

3. In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. Pour the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and stir until combined.

4. Grease a muffin pan or muffin tins with oil and spoon the batter into about 6 to 8 muffins. Sprinkle the seeds on top. Bake for about 20 to 22 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool and then enjoy! Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.

Statera Recipe Kit Service

Take a look on my recipes at Statera HERE and order by midnight Wednesday for Saturday delivery!
I hope you enjoy the service! 



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  1. These look so good! Been obsessed with all things buckwheat lately – must try! xx Julia

    • I’ve got a thing for buckwheat too at the moment and I think it’s great in baked goods :) I hope you like these, and thanks for stopping by Julia! <3

  2. I absolutely adore savoury muffins, and these ones look exceptional! Congrats on this exciting partnership (if only I lived on London <3)

    • Thanks so much Sophie! I wish I lived in London too, as I’d really love this kind of service haha! Have a sweet Sunday, friend! xo

  3. how big are your cups as 3 big carrots is way more than one measured cup ? can you put the grams on the recipe i am having to guess so i have no idea how it will turn out !!!

    • It makes about 1 cup! :)

      • sorry that doesn’t make sense i dont understand . i used 3 big carrots as per recipe and that is way more than a cup – so is it one cup or 3 big carrots ! as amounts are very different in reality-or can u put the gram equivalents on the recipe please ?

        • Sorry about the unclear answer! I meant you’ll need 1 cup of grated carrots, and I used about 3 big carrots to make that amount. I know amounts vary in reality and I don’t have a scale so I don’t weigh my ingredients, sorry for that!

  4. Hi Tuulia, your recipes are great! However I always have difficulty converting in grams. Could you please give in grams as well?

    • Yay, I’m happy that you like my recipes! And thanks so much for the feedback. I don’t have a scale in my kitchen but I know that it would be really helpful to give the amounts in grams too, so I’ll try to do that in the future! :)

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