Zucchini Cheddar Corn Muffins

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I am guessing you still have zucchini to use up because we can’t seem to make a dent in ours and we don’t even have a garden! I don’t mind the never ending pile of zucchini though. I am having way too much fun creating new zucchini recipes.

I recently baked Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies and Zucchini Coconut Bread. I hope you’ve tried them-they are both winners. If you are in the mood to bake, but want a savory recipe, give these Zucchini Cheddar Corn Muffins a try! They are my latest and greatest zucchini creation!

These muffins are easy to make and go great with a simple summer salad, soup, or eaten alone. I enjoyed a warm muffin, right out of the oven, and it was marvelous!

The zucchini keeps the muffins nice and moist and the cheddar cheese adds great flavor! I also threw in a big handful of sweet corn. I loved the texture it added to the muffins. If you don’t have fresh sweet corn, you can use frozen corn, but use up all of that fresh summer produce while you can!

Make these Zucchini Cheddar Corn Muffins! They are calling your name and there is no better way to eat your veggies!

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Zucchini Cheddar Corn Muffins

These savory muffins go great with any meal and are a great way to use up the summer zucchini!
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Fill a regular-size muffin pan with paper muffin cups or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the buttermilk, melted butter, canola oil, and eggs until well blended. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula until combined. The batter will be lumpy. Fold in the zucchini, corn, and cheddar cheese. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and serve.

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  1. These muffins sound like a great way to add some extra veggies in 🙂 I want to make them and freeze them for chili when it gets cooler.

  2. I definitely still have a TON of zucchini…and I’m guessing more will arrive in my CSA today. These look like the perfect way to use some up 🙂

  3. Yummy! What a wonderful muffin! I love corn and zucchini together and whip it up in a muffin is perfect!!!

  4. Maria, these look completely heavenly. What a great way to use up the loads of zucchini coming out of the garden!

  5. I wish I was having that problem with my zucchini. It didn’t grow at all this year 🙁 But I’ve been getting it every week from the farmers market so this might just wind up on the menu here!

  6. I love, love your zucchini recipes! The zucchini coconut bread I made yesterday was a huge hit with my family – the best ever! Thanks so much!

  7. lovely and very creative. I never thought of adding zucchini to corn muffins, but it should have been obvious-corn+zucchini=perfection:)

  8. Loved your Blueberry Corn muffins and these look delicious too, I’m going to have to give them a try!

  9. I don’t know why I don’t bake savory muffins, when I saw a recipe like this I repeat to myself that I have to make it, but at the end that day never comes. But this time I really want. I made a chocolate zucchini bread last weekend and was a success, so now I want to try this, I love cheese…!!!

  10. I love this! Zucchini and Corn are a perfect match. I baked a loaf of your Zucchini Coconut bread for a “thank you” gift for my brother and he absolutely loved it!

  11. I always go for muffins when I want a quick and easy treat in the morning. Love the zucchini and corn combination! Makes for a perfect summer muffin 🙂

  12. Nice timing, a friend just off loaded a giant zucchini on us the other day from her garden so I’ll be checking your list before it spoils..

  13. Now that I think of it, it’s been awhile since I had a good corn muffin. Thanks for sharing this recipe and I love that there is jalapeno in it. I LOVE spicy!

  14. Will be making these tonight (gluten free)! They sound great – and the kids will love them too! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  15. This looks wonderful! And perfect timing, as I just bought some fresh corn and zucchini from a local farm stand. These will freeze really well and I plan to take some to my parents the next time I visit. So creative!

  16. YUM! I love the savory idea here, and I just love muffins, so these are definitely a winner

  17. You simply cannot have too many recipes to use up zucchini. These muffins look fantastic and I love the savory take on a muffin.

  18. these sound yummy. Corn is listed in the ingredients, but no mention of when to add the kernels in the recipe instructions at all. I’m assuming they are folded in with the zucchini and cheddar….

  19. I remember seeing a zucchini cornbread muffin in Bon Appetit last summer and thinking it sounded awesome. The cheddar is the perfect addition to that idea!

  20. I have used green chiles in cornbread but zucchini? So creative! This is most definitely going on my Must Try list!

  21. Oooh, I love savory muffins! Great addition to a lunch salad or soup… especially when infused with delicious cheddar, corn, and zucchini. Perfect for summer, too!

  22. These sound delicious! I can’t believe I’m still picking zucchini; these would be a great way to use more of it up. I have too many jalapenos as well; I might chop one up and throw it into the batter as well!

  23. Now this is a perfect way to kick up corn muffins.
    As much as I think corn muffins are so boring, my hubby always craves them

  24. I have a giant zucchini that needs to get used! I might have to try these for dinner. Hopefully my husband won’t mind the green flecks 🙂 He isn’t a zucchini fan!

  25. Maria- I am totally inspired by these. I should definitely whip up a batch of savory muffins- great idea!!

  26. No luck with a garden. Too hot, too many birds and too many bugs! Had one lone zucchini left. Whipped this easy muffin together. Great taste. Also make with chopped broccoli.

  27. Hi Maria! These muffins are perfect for leftover zucchini! I can’t wait to try your recipe when zucchini is in season a few months later!

  28. I have tons of zucchini and keep looking for new recipes – I just pinned tese to my zucchini board (yes, that’s how many zucchini I have!) Thanks for sharing this!

  29. I am having a Girls Night Out tonight and could not decide between Asian Quinoa Salad and Quinoa Salad with Charred Sweet Corn & Avocado, so I made both last night before dinner. The Zucchini Cheddar Corn Muffins were made after dinner and a glass of wine…I woke up this am thinking I never put the corn in the muffins! I think I am vindicated as upon rereading the recipe, I’m not sure when I was supposed to add the corn…a little help, please? Can’t wait to try everything tonight…hope the muffins taste okay without the corn!!!

  30. The corn was left out in the Zucchini cheddar corn recipe but I am assuming that it is added with the cheese and zucchini. Off to try out this recipe. Sounds delicious!

  31. Just made these tonight, and they were very good, I also put in some chopped, cooked bacon to the batter. Nice texture, love the cornmeal crunch.

  32. Just made these today and they were delicious! WIll definitely add this to the list of ‘make again’ recipes. Thanks!