Raichini Muffins

When  I came up with the name for this recipe, I was reminded of the movie Willow and the Brownies telling Madmartigan that he was a stupid Daikini. “I stole the baby from you, Daikini! While you were taking a peepee!”

Now that I’ve alienated most of my audience with a reference to a moderately successful 25 year old movie, let’s talk about the farmer’s market and the plentiful zucchini we found! Stacy loves zucchini, particularly baking them. I has been, however, over 9 months since we last made any zucchini muffins. In fact, those of you who own Eat Like a Dinosaur may in fact have pictures of the last time we had zucchini in the house! So when we found them back in the market, we bought about a dozen.

Now this recipe is for a different, version of a zucchini muffin that we really enjoyed playing around with. Hope you enjoy!

Raichini Muffins


3/4 C applesauce
1/2 C honey
1/4 C coconut oil, melted
3 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 C almond flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 C zucchini, shredded
3/4 C raisin


  1. ♥ With electric or stand mixer, beat applesauce, honey and oil
  2. ♥ Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined
  3. ♥ Slowly mix in almond flour and soda, then beat until batter forms
  4. ♥ Fold in zucchini and raisins
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, makes 15 muffins

Let your little helpers assist with steps marked with a ♥!

As you can see, big hit with this guy! The muffin was moist and delicious and really hit the spot!


About Matthew

Matthew McCarry has written 274 post in this blog.

Matt is the husband of Stacy and somehow manages to contribute to this blog in between taking care of three children, producing the Paleo View Podcast and cooking most of the food featured here.

  • http://carlykablooey.wordpress.com/ Carly

    Uhhhh…we almost named our daughter Elora. ;) 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.r.kenney Jessica R Kenney

    No alienation here. For awhile (before my VCR broke) I would watch it on a monthly basis. It was my first exposure to Val Kilmer. ;)

  • Sdue

    One of the first movies I ever remember watching.

    Also, love zucchini muffins! Yay!

  • guest

    I love that movie!! And I love this blog! It’s so fun to join your family on this journey. :)

  • http://eatrecyclerepeat.com/ Kate @eatrecyclerepeat

    Umm I LOVE Willow! And these muffins look so good. Great way to channel my monstrous zucchini plant bounty

  • http://www.facebook.com/timbra Timbra Argall

    I made these tonight. Fantastic! Even my picky 5 year old daughter loved them. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/peepcat Christy Mercado

    I made these just a bit ago…so tasty and kid approved…I made mini muffins and my daughter went back for seconds…always a good sign even though she could see green in the muffin!