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Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins

Healthy zucchini bread muffins made with brown sugar and pure maple syrup.

A delicious healthy muffin full of wholesome ingredients.

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I first made these healthy zucchini bread muffins the day that I went into labor with my son, back in August 2016.

The little guy came 4 days before his due date (and before I had the chance to draft the blog posts that I had planned to have all ready!)

Brown Sugar Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins recipe - melt in your mouth good! Perfect for using up all that zucchini! #zucchinibreadmuffins #healthy #healthymuffins #breakfast #vegetarian #healthybreakfast
These brown sugar zucchini bread muffins were one of the recipes that I created to have on hand in the freezer for a quick snack/breakfast after Crosby was born.

I actually made a double batch of these and was photographing them for the blog and ignoring the contractions that I was having.

As a first time mom, everyone told me that I would absolutely go past my due date. So when I had contractions 4 days before, I thought it was just a false alarm!

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These muffins were my breakfast and snack for the whole week and weeks after Crosby was born.

They seriously were a life saver. I froze them cooked, so every time I wanted to eat some I just put a few in the microwave.

I wanted a muffin that was sweet without being loaded with sugar, as well as made with healthier ingredients (like whole wheat flour and applesauce) so that it would leave me feeling satisfied but not crummy.

Brown Sugar Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins recipe - melt in your mouth good! Perfect for using up all that zucchini! #zucchinibreadmuffins #healthy #healthymuffins #breakfast #vegetarian #healthybreakfast
I am seriously in love with these. When I first tested out the recipe, we went through the entire batch in several days.

I made another batch for the freezer and we went through those within the first week home from the hospital.

Brown Sugar Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins recipe - melt in your mouth good! Perfect for using up all that zucchini! #zucchinibreadmuffins #healthy #healthymuffins #breakfast #vegetarian #healthybreakfast

How to make healthy zucchini bread muffins:

These muffins are dairy free, made with healthier ingredients, and packed with fresh zucchini.

Brown Sugar Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins recipe - melt in your mouth good! Perfect for using up all that zucchini! #zucchinibreadmuffins #healthy #healthymuffins #breakfast #vegetarian #healthybreakfast
I was surprised how well these froze. I had never attempted freezing muffins before but I definitely will be doing that now!

It is seriously such a time saver and they taste so fresh! I just take out how many I want to eat and pop them in the microwave and they are ready in less than a minute.

Brown Sugar Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins recipe - melt in your mouth good! Perfect for using up all that zucchini! #zucchinibreadmuffins #healthy #healthymuffins #breakfast #vegetarian #healthybreakfast
These make a great healthier snack or breakfast!

Brown Sugar Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins recipe - melt in your mouth good! Perfect for using up all that zucchini! #zucchinibreadmuffins #healthy #healthymuffins #breakfast #vegetarian #healthybreakfast

 

Everyone seems to be swimming in zucchini for half of the year, and this is a great way to use it up!

Brown Sugar Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins recipe - melt in your mouth good! Perfect for using up all that zucchini! #zucchinibreadmuffins #healthy #healthymuffins #breakfast #vegetarian #healthybreakfast

They are so soft and amazing and melt in your mouth.

Brown Sugar Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins recipe - melt in your mouth good! Perfect for using up all that zucchini! #zucchinibreadmuffins #healthy #healthymuffins #breakfast #vegetarian #healthybreakfast
Smear a little butter on top and it’s heaven on earth.

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Brown Sugar Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins recipe - melt in your mouth good! Perfect for using up all that zucchini! #zucchinibreadmuffins #healthy #healthymuffins #breakfast #vegetarian #healthybreakfast

Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins Recipe:

Yield: 24 muffins

Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins

Brown Sugar Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins recipe - melt in your mouth good! Perfect for using up all that zucchini! #zucchinibreadmuffins #healthy #healthymuffins #breakfast #vegetarian #healthybreakfast

Healthy zucchini bread muffins made with wholesome ingredients

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar + more for topping
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats + more for topping
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir zucchini, beaten eggs, vanilla extract, olive oil, applesauce, brown sugar, and maple syrup until well combined
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and 1/3 cup oats and whisk until combined
  3. Make a well in the center of the bowl containing the dry ingredients
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the center of the well and mix by hand until just combined (do not over mix)
  5. Fill muffin liners 3/4 of the way full with batter (it should make 24 muffins)
  6. Sprinkle tops with additional oats and a sprinkle of brown sugar
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean
  8. Cool on a baking rack and store in a ziploc bag for 3-5 days or in the freezer for up to a month

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

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Linda

Wednesday 11th of October 2017

I increased the zucchini to 4 cups because I had extra, doubled the applesauce to guarantee moistness, and used 1 tsp of cinnamon because I love extra cinnamon in zucchini muffins. These are delicious and very moist! Thanks, it's my new healthy favorite zucchini muffin recipe!

Joy Shull

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

So glad you enjoyed the recipe Linda!

Sylvie

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

Hi Joy,

This sounds like a very balanced receipe. I have tons of zucchini from my garden and I found your muffins to be interestingly good to make and freeze!

Well enjoy your little one. Congratulations!

Sylvie

Joy

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

Thank you Sylvie! Hope you enjoy the muffins!

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