You'll love these healthy muffins made with zucchini. They're soft, moist, and full of great cozy flavors. But what's most important is that they're full of sneaky vegetables.
Soft, sweet muffins made with zucchini that are also healthy? To make this, you only require some essential baking ingredients and a big handful of freshly grated zucchini.
One to keep in mind is that these muffins are sweeter than the ones you might have had at a bakery. Instead, I chose a lightly sweetened, more neutral flavor to start making them more versatile, like such a slice of my paleo zucchini bread. So, you can eat them with a piece of butter or chia seed jam if you want something sweeter. You get to decide!
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY ZUCCHINI MUFFINS
The rest of this recipe is simple once the batter's measurements are down. But first, let's preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with ten muffin cups (yes, 10, not 12). then continue reading below.
Put the dry ingredients first. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
The liquid ingredients now! Whisk the eggs, maple syrup, applesauce, and apple cider vinegar in a separate bowl. Squeeze the grated zucchini in a condensed milk bag or kitchen towel to remove extra water. The grated zucchini and the wet ingredients are then combined.
Fill the muffin cartons with the mixture, then bake! When the batter is thoroughly combined, add the wet ingredients and stir them in. Divide the batter equally among the muffin tins. Then bake the muffins with zucchini for 28 to 32 minutes. To check if they're finished, use the toothpick test!
TIPS FOR THE BEST ZUCCHINI MUFFIN RECIPE
- It's essential to get the zucchini's water out! If you don't, your muffins will be too wet, which isn't good. So make sure to pull your grated zucchini well.
- Smooth out the top to make it easier to clean. When I spooned mine into each space in the tin, I left them as they were. This made the top more like a crumble. But you can use the back of a spoon to smooth it out so it cooks into a round top.
- It is better to overbake slightly than not to bake enough. These muffins contain a lot of moisture, so it's safer to overbake them. Trust me; the insides will still be moist!
A FEW STORAGE OPTIONS
The ideal serving temperature for these zucchini muffins is between warm and chilled. My personal favorite!
- You can keep them at room temperature for two to three days. After that, put them in a container with a lid in the fridge for about a week.
- To freeze them, put them in a container that can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw them in the fridge or at room temperature before eating.
These moist, fluffy muffins are made with healthy ingredients for toddlers, adults, and everybody in between. Whole grain and naturally sweetened, they are healthy enough to make you feel good about yourself and full. They're soft, lightly spiced, and full of chocolate chips. They're also delicious enough to make you look forward to eating them in the morning or as a pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon. If you have as much zucchini as we do, you can make three times as many muffins and save them for later. Maybe later this winter, when good zucchini is scarce, and you truly miss it (I know, I know, it's impossible to imagine).
How many calories are there in a muffin made with zucchini bread?
Like carrot cake, the oil and sugar in zucchini bread and muffins make them pleasantly sweet and moist, but they also have a high-calorie count. Over half of the calories (455 out of 115g) in one big muffin come from fat.
What is the carb content of homemade zucchini muffins?
One miniature zucchini muffin has 63 calories, 3.2 grams of fat, 0.9 grams of protein, 8 grams of total carbohydrates, and 7.8 grams of net carbohydrates.
How nutritious is roasted zucchini?
Lutein and zeaxanthin are only two of the many antioxidants in zucchini. Despite its high nutrient density, zucchini is low in calories, fat, and sugar. The B vitamin folate can also be found in abundance in zucchini.
Do a lot of calories come from zucchini bread?
The calorie count of zucchini bread is relatively low. In terms of reducing caloric intake, it's not the best but also not the worst option. Almost half of the calories in a piece of zucchini bread (150 total) come from carbohydrates.