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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!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword muffins, zucchini, zucchini muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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