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Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Zucchini muffins are the perfect way to use up zucchini – make this zucchini bread in a muffin pan and make it plain or add nuts or chocolate chips!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: 15


  • ½ cup (119ml) vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup (150g) packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups (approximately 152g) shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup mix-ins optional, see notes


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • Add oil, both sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Stir until smooth.
  • Mix in cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Stir in flour, mixture will be thick. Add zucchini and stir until combined – mixture will get looser and more pourable after stirring in zucchini. Stir in mix-ins if using.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 15-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool slightly before removing from pan.



  • Mix in options: add 1 cup total of: chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or blueberries. Or sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top before baking.
  • Be sure to shred your own zucchini using the large holes of a box grater. Do not drain or squeeze liquid out of the zucchini – you need the moisture to keep the bread moist.
  • Sugar: I like the mix of brown and granulated but you can omit the brown sugar and use 1 cup granulated if you prefer.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg