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Looking for a tasty way to use all of your garden zucchini? The Best Zucchini Muffin recipe is so easy to make, your family will love it!
The Best Zucchini Muffin Recipe
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
We make all kinds of treats with Zucchini, so why not make some yummy muffins with it? If your family isn’t the biggest fan of zucchini, baked goods are always a good way to hide it.
Our children love muffins…seriously. The 3 of them can eat an entire dozen for breakfast in one morning. I’m always looking for ways to put more fruits and veggies into their diet so when I was trying to think of a great way to add zucchini to this favorite food of theirs, this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it, these are so good!
Best Zucchini Muffin Recipe
Easy zucchini muffins with chocolate chips.
- 1 1/2 cups flour can be gluten free flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup milk (or milk alternative)
- chocolate chips optional
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, be sure and do the toothpick test.
Make sure to add less sugar is your applesauce is sweetened.
Tips for Baking Homemade Zucchini Muffins
You can always use homemade applesauce, but just remember, if you add sugar to your homemade applesauce, add less sugar in the muffin recipe.
These muffins should be perfectly baked when the tops are just brown.
It may be possible to make this muffin recipe sugar-free by replacing all of the sugar with 1/3-1/2 cup of honey. If you decide to do this, you may need to lessen the amount of applesauce or milk in the recipe to avoid gooey muffins.
Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins Recipe
This recipe is incredibly easy to make gluten-free! Just replace the regular white flour with All Purpose Gluten Free Flour instead. I’ve made them both ways, and they come out perfectly. You may need to bake the gluten-free muffins slightly longer.
Since these have fruit and veggies in them, they make a great breakfast when warmed up a bit and slathered with some 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!
Need another delicious zucchini muffin recipe? Here’s my recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!
More Zucchini Recipes
- Zucchini Bread Recipe
- Zucchini Pumpkin Bread Recipe
- Zucchini Breakfast Cookies
- Recipe for Zucchini Brownies
- Banana Zucchini Wheat Muffins
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The Best Zucchini Muffin recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in April 2013. It has been updated as of September 2023.