Healthy Zucchini Muffins Recipe

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healthy zucchini bread muffins

Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins – great for breakfast, snack, or lunch!

It is always nice to add a healthy and delicious muffin to the repertoire. Since they have so much good stuff inside, you can eat them for breakfast, snack, or lunch! These muffins boast whole grains, veggies, fruit, and no refined sugars. Even better, they taste great! They remind me of a slightly sweet zucchini bread combined with a moist bran muffin.

shredded fresh zucchini

I love getting fresh zucchini from the garden! We’ve shared lots of our favorite zucchini recipes and this is yet another great way to put it to use! Start with 2 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini (about 1 large or 2 medium zucchini), then press and squeeze out all of the liquid.

healthy ingredients for zucchini muffins

Pure maple syrup and honey sweeten up the muffins just enough. The apple, carrot, and zucchini add flavor, color, nutrition, and moistness.

how to make healthy zucchini muffins

To make the 1 cup of oat flour, simply blend about 1 cup + 3 tablespoons of old fashioned rolled oats in a blender or food processor until it reaches the consistency of flour. Easy peasy.

healthy homemade zucchini muffins

When adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, you don’t want to over mix. Stir just enough to barely combine the batter. This helps keeps the muffins soft and moist!

zucchini apple carrot muffins

The batter is thick, so I use my handy cookie scoop to divide the batter quickly and evenly among the muffin tins.

kids eating healthy zucchini muffins

Thumbs up from these two!

I asked my kids if they would like these muffins for lunch and they all said yes! Then I took some over to the neighbors to see what they thought. Taste-test approved by 6 out of 7 kids and 100% of adults! 😉 Hope you give them a try and like them too!

This recipe is slightly adapted from Don’t Waste the Crumbs.

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Healthy Zucchini Muffins Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 20mins | Cook Time: 20 min
Yield: 18 muffins | Serves: 18


  • 2 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded apple
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 cups whole grain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or use liners in the muffin pans.
  2. In a large colander, combine the shredded zucchini and salt; mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes. Press as much liquid out of the zucchini as you can. Then transfer the zucchini to a clean kitchen towel and wring out any remaining liquid from the zucchini.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large bowl. Whisk in the honey and maple syrup until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add the shredded carrot, apple, and zucchini to the bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Add half of the dry ingredients to the zucchini mixture and stir to barely combine. Add the remaining dry ingredients and stir to barely combine. Do not over mix.
  6. Divide batter evenly into the muffin pans; fill each to about 2/3 or 3/4 full. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin in the center of the pan comes out clean.


To make 1 cup oat flour, blend about 1 cup + 3 tablespoons of old fashioned oats in a blender or food processor until it reaches the consistency of flour.

Ingredients: Zucchini
Meal Type: Breads, Breakfast, Clean Eating
Categories: Healthy, Muffins and Quick Breads

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