Zucchini Muffins Recipe

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Check out my awesome and healthy “Zucchini Muffins Recipe.” Whether you’re meal prepping or just craving a healthy snack these are sure to satisfy!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Yield: Makes 12-14 muffins

For those of you who prefer to use oil over butter, be my guest (use 1 cup coconut oil instead of the butter) but I have to tell you, I’ve made these both ways, and the butter version tastes better.

If you are including both walnuts and dried fruit, you will likely have more batter than is needed for 12 muffins. I got about 14 muffins from this batch, and that included filling the muffin cups up as far as they could possibly go (above the surface of the muffin tin).

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups grated fresh zucchini
  • 2/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)

Method:

  1. You don’t need a mixer for this recipe.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large bowl combine the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the grated zucchini and then the melted butter.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Stir these dry ingredients into the zucchini mixture. (Do not over-mix!) Stir in walnuts, raisins or cranberries if using.
  4. Coat each muffin cup in your muffin pan with a little butter or vegetable oil spray. Use a spoon to distribute the muffin dough equally among the cups, filling the cups up completely.
  5.  Bake on the middle rack until muffins are golden brown, and the top of the muffins bounce back when you press on them, about 20 to 25 minutes. Test with a long toothpick or a thin bamboo skewer to make sure the center of the muffins are done.
  6. Set on wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from the tin let cool another 20 minutes.

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Did you try my recipe? What are your favorite variations to yummy zucchini muffins? Let me know in the comment section.

 

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Chloe is a San Antonio, TX native who loves margaritas and brunch almost as much as she loves reading a good book and a catching up on Empire. Learn more about Just a Girl in This World, click on the "About" tab in the main menu.