Zucchini Muffin Recipe

by Merissa on April 4, 2013

in Featured, Recipes

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I'm all about making muffins! All kinds and flavors, you name it, we probably have tried it. Some of our favorites are:

Banana Crumble Muffins
Blueberry Muffins
Melt in Your Mouth Muffins
Breakfast Muffins
Peach Cobbler Muffins
Pumpkin Muffins
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins


What's crazy is that I never thought about making a Zucchini Muffin recipe before. We make all kinds of treats with Zucchini, but this hasn't been one of them until now!

It looks like our love of muffins is carrying on to our little guy and I'm always looking for ways to put more fruits and veggies into his foods so when I was trying to think of a great way to add zucchini into this favorite food of his, this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy, these are so good!

Zucchini Muffin Recipe

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 teas. baking powder
  • 1 teas. baking soda
  • 1/4 teas. salt
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 c. shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 c. oil
  • 1/2 c. applesauce

Mix the dry ingredients together and then add in the wet ingredients. Stir well until everything is incorporated and you don't have any stray lumps.

Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. You might have to bake them a little longer, mine stayed a bit doughy in the middle because of the applesauce so I ended up sticking them back in for a bit.

Make sure to add less sugar is your applesauce is sweetened. I do add a little sugar to my homemade applesauce so I only added 1/2 of sugar to these, I could have used less.


Since these have fruit and veggies in them they make a great breakfast when warmed up a bit and slathered with some great butter. Otherwise they also make a nice grab and go snack! You can also freeze these for later. I didn't think we'd eat up the whole batch fast enough so I froze half of the zucchini muffin recipe (after I baked them) and they came out of the freezer great!

What is your favorite kind of muffins to make?


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1 Teresa April 12, 2013 at 6:26 am

I love anything with zucchini. I noticed these have no eggs and a lot of powder/soda. Is that correct? Just want to make sure an egg is not necessary. I was thinking of adding cinnamon and vanilla, too.


2 Merissa April 12, 2013 at 7:07 am

Yes, the recipe above is correct πŸ™‚


3 Yvonne @ StoneGable April 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I still have a freezer full of shredded zucchini in my freezer from my garden last summer! These zucchini muffins are just perfect for me to make!!!
Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY and sharing all these wonderful muffin recipes!


4 katie goldsworthy April 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Thanks for the recipe! I still have about 30 bags of grated zucchini in my freezer from last summer….guess I need to make these!

Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!


5 Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life April 16, 2013 at 4:19 pm

This post reminds me that I have A LOT of shredded zucchini in my freezer. I guess I better get started baking. Thanks for your recipe.


6 Christine Mann April 17, 2013 at 10:27 am

This is awesome! thanks so much Merissa! I am gonna try almond meal in the place of the flour for a Gluten free muffin πŸ™‚
have a fabulous day!


7 Merissa April 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Christine that will work great in these. We use my gluten -free flour blend and they come out fine!


8 Alice (@mumsmakelists) April 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Oh I love zuchinni muffins!

I would love for you to link up at this and your other muffin posts at Empty Your Archive link party – we’ve got a special link up this week on small cakes & muffins, Alice x


9 Laura November 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm

How many muffins does one batch make?


10 Merissa November 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm

One dozen.


11 Jill January 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm

I made these specific muffins and absolutely loved them! I was wondering if you have nutritional information for them? Thanks for the recipe! absolutely delicious!


12 ShellieC February 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Have you tried these or any of your other zucchini baking recipes as a gluten free version? If so I would love to know how they turned out! We are gluten free, egg free, dairy free right now during an allergy elimination diet. We are used to being dairy free but the rest is new to me. It’s been quite the challenge to find baking & snacks that work!!


13 Merissa February 23, 2014 at 7:29 am

This Zucchini Muffin Recipe I have made gluten free as well as the Zucchini Cookie Recipe found on this page.


14 Elizabeth June 29, 2014 at 8:13 am

These look amazing! Growing up, our neighbors had the best zucchini bread recipe, so I’m a sucker for all zucchini baked goods. Will give your recipe a try πŸ™‚


15 Laura July 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm

We have 25 cups of shredded zucchini in the freezer and about 10 cups of homemade applesauce leftover from last fall, so I made these today. I’m gluten free, so I used my GF flour blend, which is similar to yours. Seeing as there are no eggs in this recipe and very little fat, I felt like a gluten free batter could benefit from some protein and fat. So I subbed a few ounces of the GF flour blend for almond flour. I also added a teaspoon each of vanilla and cinnamon. They turned out soooooo good. I ate one tonight and am freezing the rest to have for breakfast.


16 Darcy August 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

I just wanted you to know, I have made this recipe 4 or 5 times now. I add cinnamon and vanilla, they are SO good and so easy to make! I just made a batch with G/F flour, we’ll see how that goes. πŸ˜‰


17 Jill January 30, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Hi! I was wondering the serving size for these. How much did you deposit into each muffin tin? I’ve made these many times, and they are so good, but I never have the measurements right. Would you suggest 1 tbsp per muffin? Another size? Thank you!


18 Merissa January 31, 2015 at 7:38 am

I use a standard size muffin scoop when we make these.


19 Mrs. AOK July 17, 2015 at 10:07 am

I love, love, love zucchini. My kids, however, not so much… I love them but they do not love zucchini. Oh dear, that could have been misinterpreted incorrectly. Anyway, I’m sure if I put zucchini in muffins they’ll change their tune, I hope. πŸ™‚
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20 Merissa July 17, 2015 at 5:14 pm

You should also try these Chocolate Yellow Squash Doughnuts (you can use squash or zucchini). Trust me, they will never know there is a veggie in there!


21 Terra Heck July 18, 2015 at 6:55 am

Looks yummy! My mother makes zucchini bread and zucchini muffins often. They are a big hit with family and friends.


22 Alison July 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm

These look so delicious! Can’t wait to try the recipe! πŸ™‚


23 Jody @EasyPeasyMom July 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Yum! I love making muffins but I’ve never made zucchini ones before, I’ll definitely have to give these a try! Pinning, thanks for sharing!


24 Theresa @DearCreatives July 21, 2015 at 3:03 am

Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.


25 Adelina Priddis July 21, 2015 at 10:26 pm

I love muffins, especially for breakfast. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites!


26 Rebecca from Hip Homeschooling July 22, 2015 at 12:31 am

These looks SO GOOD! I just tried some zucchini chocolate cake, it was so good! Thanks for sharing and linking up at Favorite things Friday! Make sure to add the link back or button to be eligible to be featured, I’d love to see you on my blog! Hope to see you again this week!


27 Dawn July 23, 2015 at 3:46 am

Thanks for this recipe – I’ve been looking for a zucchini muffin recipe for ages – these look great! Dawn x


28 Sherone July 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm

These are really similar to my Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins. I don’t use applesauce, but after reading your post, I might just think about adding it! Great Post and Great Blog! I found you on http://www.homesteadingongrace.com/2015/07/homestead-blog-hop-40.html#more


29 Lori August 11, 2015 at 1:39 pm

I made these today as I had some leftover zucchini to use up before it went bad. I only had one cup and a quarter of flour, so I added a quarter cup of corn flour I had for corn muffins. Also, I cooked them for 22 minutes. Anyway, these came out amazing! I made them for the guys working in my yard today, but stole one before serving them and loved them. Kinda glad I gave them away as I would have eaten them all pretty quickly, lol. Thanks for the amazing recipe.


30 Christie August 12, 2015 at 8:48 am

So glad you enjoyed them and shared them, Lori!!

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