Apple Zucchini Muffins

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Apple Zucchini Muffins-these healthy whole wheat zucchini muffins are easy to make, popular with kids and adults and use up that summer zucchini! They freeze well too! 

Apple Zucchini Muffins topped with cinnamon sugar

Zucchini Muffins

Caleb makes muffins almost every day. Pretend muffins that is. He gets out his whisk and bowl and whips up endless batches of muffins. I have sampled them all and they are really good! He is the muffin man:)

Occasionally, I will help Caleb and we will make real muffins. We recently made these Zucchini Muffins and they were fantastic! We had a blast making and eating them. I think Caleb really loved the eating part. He usually doesn’t get to eat his muffins…only in his pretend world:)

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How to Make Healthy Zucchini Muffins

I wanted the muffins to be on the somewhat healthy side so we used whole wheat flour, applesauce, and zucchini. The applesauce and zucchini keep the muffins super moist without adding fat. There is a little bit of oil, but not much.

The muffins also have cinnamon, allspice, and chunks of apples. Before baking, we sprinkled the muffins with cinnamon and sugar, which gave the muffins a sweet and pretty crust! Caleb loved helping with this part, my floor didn’t:) Oh, well. We swept up our mess!

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Bunch of Apple Zucchini Muffins

Kid-Approved Apple Zucchini Muffins

Caleb wanted to make blueberry gummy bear muffins. He is a creative kid! But luckily, I convinced him to go with these delicious Apple Zucchini Muffins. I really think these zucchini muffins are my new favorite and the boys love them too!

The zucchini muffins freeze beautifully! I love pulling these healthy zucchini muffins out for breakfast or a good snack! They are a great grab and go breakfast or snack.

Caleb, the muffin man, gives these Apple Zucchini Muffins two thumbs up and I think you will love them too! Maybe we will try blueberry gummy bear muffins next time…when we are making pretend muffins:)

Watch How to Make Zucchini Muffins

Check out this step-by-step video on I make these yummy zucchini muffins!

 

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Healthy Zucchini Muffins with apple chunks baked in

Apple Zucchini Muffins

You get your fruits and veggies in these delicious little muffins! Kids and adults love these healthy muffins!
4.78 from 22 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Servings
15 muffins

Ingredients

For the Muffins:

  • 2 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil melted coconut oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup grated apple I use Granny Smith
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini moisture slightly squeezed out
  • 1 cup chopped peeled apple I use Granny Smith

For the Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and all-spice. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. Do not over mix. Gently stir in the grated apple, zucchini, and chopped apples.
  3. To make the topping, combine turbinado sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Stir well.
  4. Fill the prepared muffin pan with muffin batter, filling each cup about 3/4 the way full. Sprinkle each muffin with cinnamon sugar topping. Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool to room temperature and serve.
  5. Note-these muffins freeze well.
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These healthy whole wheat zucchini muffins are easy to make, popular with kids and adults. Deliciously grab and go breakfast or snack that everybody will love! Use up that summer zucchini and try this recipe now!

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    I really love your recipe! I made zucchini Muffins yesterday and my kid just loved it. Thanks for sharing! keeping sharing more recipes

  2. 5 stars
    These are one of my son’s favorite muffins. I like to make a double batch and put them in the freezer so I always have a quick snack to send to school. (I skip the cinnamon topping to cut down on crumbs at his desk) Just put one in a covered container in the fridge the night before, then drop into his backpack for his mid morning snack. He always asks for these!

  3. This recipe looks so delish and a great way to get kids to eat veggies! I’d love to try it, but I don’t consume dairy milk. Can I use almond milk in place of the buttermilk?

  4. Hi friends, how is all, and what you desire to say
    about this article, in my view its truly remarkable
    for me.

    1. You can spray the paper liners with nonstick cooking spray to make sure they don’t stick!

  5. 5 stars
    I wasn’t sure how these would turn out since I didn’t have buttermilk on hand, but I replaced it with a cup of plain Greek yogurt and they were a huge hit with my toddlers and hubby! Love how wholesome they are and the combo of grated and diced apple pairs well with the zucchini!! Will definitely be making these again 🙂

  6. A recipe that uses just a half cup of zucchini doesn’t begin to touch my supply of zucchini that needs to be used up before it all goes to waste! But the muffins sound delicious. I may try it next time I have Granny Smith apples that need to be used up

  7. Love your recipes! Glad you’ve finally got power!

    Wondering if I can substitute anything for the applesauce, haven’t got any at the moment and can’t get to the store – hello newborn life 🙂

    Thanks!

    1. Thanks! You can use 1/4 cup melted butter or oil if you don’t have applesauce. Possibly 1/4 cup mashed banana but the flavor will be a little different.

  8. 5 stars
    These were amazing! My toddler devoured them. I used regular ww flour and they had that wonderfully rich, nutty taste. Will make again and again!

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