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Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Zucchini Muffins Recipe

“These yummy zucchini, currant and walnut muffins are an excellent way to use up your garden overload of zucchini,” raves Peg Gausz of Watchung, New Jersey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup finely shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dried currants or chopped raisins


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine the egg and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, walnuts and currants.
  • 2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill three-fourths full with batter. Bake at 350° for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 6 muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 318 calories, 16g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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Dee User ID: 9228088 269980
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2017

"I usually make bread with my garden zucchini, but decided to try muffins. I'm so glad I picked this one to follow! It was very easy to double. The muffins look and taste great; very moist! I used chopped dried cranberries instead of raisins which offset any sweetness. This will be my go-to recipe. By the way, the batter will look thick and dry before adding the loosens up and goes into muffin pan nicely. Enjoy!"

TerryH1387 User ID: 2222889 269965
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2017

"Very good! I doubled the recipe for 12 standard muffins and used half whole wheat pastry flour. I was looking for something sweet so added chocolate chips instead of currants. A keeper recipe!"

Sweethart721 User ID: 3236169 269588
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2017

"Delicious!! Made this with zucchini from the farmers market!"

Ham_Sammich User ID: 8473184 269360
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2017

"Delicious! Omitted the raisins and nuts to accommodate my family of picky eaters and had to use a standard dozen muffin tin...made 8 standard muffins, but they were relatively low in terms of height (which was likely due to me overworking my batter). Family loved them and will definitely make them again because of how easy they were to make!"

bethnegrey User ID: 5730198 261559
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2017

"I agree with "leabish" that these are a bit sweet for my taste. I used ww pastry flour as well and maybe a bit more than 1/4 cup of raisins. Might make these again. They're fine, just not really outstanding."

Megha User ID: 8964733 256513
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2016

"Soft, moist nd filled with perfect amount of zucchini.. Loved the nutty walnut flavour .. Must try recipe

Thanks for sharing??"

LeslieH User ID: 191346 254731
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"Lovely muffins, great flavour and very moist. Love the nice green colour that I get from them. I made a batch into mini-muffins and found that the recipe made about 18 with baking time at about 18 minutes."

madisontate User ID: 8909832 252436
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"These muffins turned out great! Very moist and sweet. They definitely were a crowd pleaser."

Rellierae User ID: 1272249 251922
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"Great, moist muffins. I used craisins and blueberries. Sprinkled the tops with cinnamon sugar and pecans. I may cut down on the sugar in the muffins next time. They're very sweet."

Stanscook User ID: 6406367 251874
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"This is my favorite recipe for zucchini muffins. I like that it is written for a small batch and is so easy to double or quadruple, depending how much zucchini you have. I seem to always have a lot and these freeze well. Great for breakfast on the run. The only addition I made to the recipe is orange zest and I use craisins. Love that tart sweetness. Also, I fill the muffins cups clear to the top. They don't spread and run over. Single batch makes 6."

katieleigh3508 User ID: 4885329 250375
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"Hands down, my favorite way to use zucchini. Don't let the thick batter scare you; the muffins cook up beautifully!"

Coreygasparini User ID: 8686197 241081
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"First time I have ever baked from scratch, came out perfect! I have been craving zucchini muffins for weeks and cannot find them in stores, feeling so proud for doing it myself. Thanks for the perfect recipe! :)"

MissVaOrg User ID: 8424823 228409
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"Excellent recipe. I doubled it and used a standard size cupcake/muffin tin. I had extra batter and just placed in a ramekin and baked. I added a tad extra cinnamon and subbed extra raisins for nuts. I made them vegan but eliminating egg and using flax seed meal. I topped with gluten free oats and crushed pistachios. I cut the baking time a bit mostly due to my gas oven cooking slightly faster. I also left the juices from the zucchini in and didn't drain it before using. This turned out perfectly and will go right into the freezer for weekly pool snacks. I wish I could add a picture so you could see how beautifully they turned out."

babear9 User ID: 1458968 228244
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2015

"easy and I use it frequently. I don't use the raisins/currants b/c I don't like them, but that's just me."

mombam User ID: 7401201 226507
Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"Excellent. I substituted dried cranberries in place of the raisins. I found the batter to be quite thick but it did work. My recipe made eight medium muffins. Not six. Will definitely make these again."

JBethSchilling User ID: 8084717 223600
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"Used wheat free flour (Pamela's) and dried blueberries instead of raisins. They came out great!! But I'd use fresh blueberries next time or raisins."

z0mbieMama User ID: 7117917 65223
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"I gave a 4 star because it did not seem to be enough to make 6 muffins although i did make some changes to this.. But with the changes I did not take away or add anything extra. I simply substituted a couple things. But nontheless it tasted amazing.

I used pecans instead of walnuts because it was what I had on hand. I used coconut oil instead of canola oil. And because it didn't seem to be enough to make 6 muffins I baked this in a loaf pan. And after i spread it in the pan, I topped with more zucchini and nuts. And sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on top and a small handful of semi sweet chocolate chips. It came out so good, it was delicious!! Baked for about 40 minutes.
Next time I will go by some of the suggestions and use whole wheel flour instead of white and add some chia seeds for extra nutrition and add a tbsp or 2 of almond milk. :)
Definitely a keeper!!"

nightskystar User ID: 1034705 66175
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"Excellent recipe!! I like to make it just as stated but i had no currants or raisins in the house but i did have craisins and they worked well, too. Next time will use raisins..thank you for a wonderful recipe!!"

everydaymomsmeals User ID: 6318150 149892
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"Super easy, tasty and a great way to use extra summer zucchini!"

ooh! User ID: 5628505 149875
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Loved it!"

brokenrebirth User ID: 7908871 57624
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"This is fool proof. I tweeked this SOOOO much and it still came out perfect. I used gluten free flour, unrefined grape seed oil, pumpkin spice, banana coated raw walnuts, a cup and a little over a cup of zucchini instead of what was called for. Baked six ghost shaped muffins. I wouldn't recommend using a decorative muffin/cupcake pan because it rises A LOT and so you'll have oddly shaped ones. Although the way it works with cupcakes is bake the bottom filled only about half way, then take them out and add the rest of the batter. I should have done that. I'll try that next time I get tons of zucchini from my work :). It IS a sweet recipe. I have a sweet tooth you wouldn't believe, but even I found it a bit too sweet. I think I'll use a table spoon or two less next time. Maybe even brown sugar, or coconut sugar instead. THANK YOU for making such a perfect base to play around with! :)"

thebrokelifeorg User ID: 7904194 144260
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

"My kids absolutely love these muffins! What a great way to get rid of my extra zucchinis!"

leabish User ID: 7660784 61276
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"These were delicious. A little too sweet though. Next time I will half the sugar. I also used whole wheat pastry dough instead of all purpose."

YorkshireTerror User ID: 7405891 66173
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Best zucchini recipe ever! I made these in tiny loaf pans and they are a huge hit!!! I've had friends bring me zucchini and pay me to make more for them! I do it without the currants, but with the walnuts, and I sub coconut oil for the canola oil - absolutely divine! I make a double batch and it does 9 mini loaves,"

Xena7751 User ID: 5742608 65221
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"This makes a nice small batch of muffins. Next time I might double the recipe. They are super moist and very yummy!"

VickiBurke User ID: 7240433 97021
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"I would have rated this 5 stars if I had felt the batter didn't need a bit more liquid. Here's what I did (by the way, they were delicious). This is a keeper.

I doubled the recipe and got 12 perfect muffins in my black OXO silicone muffin pans (baked for exactly 22 min.)
I omitted the currants/raisins, kids didn't want them. I added about 2 tsp. vanilla; 3 tbsp Chia seeds (good and nutritious, like poppy seeds); 3-4 tbsp milk to moisten up the batter before baking.
Also, because of another rating I read, I did double the eggs, but decided, after whipping them to take about 1 tbsp out as not to make them too eggy tasking."

plindy User ID: 504308 129842
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"Delicious!!! You can cut the calories & fat significantly (more than half) if you use sugar & egg substitutes and don't use nuts or raisins."

Teagan1985 User ID: 4425741 150790
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"Nice basic muffin. You really do need to double the batch, maybe even more - the doubled batch only made 6 jumbo muffins for me."

xtreme_sc2 User ID: 682740 97018
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"I doubled the recipe and added a little bit more oil because the batter seemed a little think. I also double the cinnamon because I love that flavor. I also ommited the raisins and nuts because my son is allergic. My four-year-old loved them with a little butter. Even better warmed up! I will be making these again and possible adding some chocolate chips."

Nutsy16 User ID: 5711537 144256
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"These muffins are moist and delicious! I used strawberry applesauce in place of the oil, and craisins in place of the currants."

deannasnz User ID: 6542477 61274
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"I can't really rate this because I changed the recipe by using mashed banana instead of oil and leaving out the walnuts and using sultanas instead of currants. I doubled the recipe and used two eggs which turned out to be way too much egg. It had a horrible rubbery texture and tasted like scrambled eggs with zucchini. Yuck."

LynneD User ID: 114179 129841
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"Agood muffin, but something seemed to be missing, it was a little on the bland side. Maybe adding more cinnamon or some nutmeg would help."

cdkruse User ID: 1905548 128775
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"I doubled the cinnamon, substituted applesauce for the oil and used craisins. Turned out great!"

LegalSec User ID: 548619 63747
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"Spray the paper muffin cups with cooking spray and the muffins will not stick to the paper liner."

ocolori User ID: 3665715 65217
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"just got done making these, they are very good and moist."

polishbaglady User ID: 497152 63745
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2010

"These muffins were awesome! I substituted applesauce for the canola oil and cranraisins for currants. I tried both cooking spray and paper liners and would recommend the cooking spray....batter stuck to the papers and lost alot of the muffin itself. But the recipe is much better so it's a keeper!"

ckucish User ID: 4629105 77735
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"FABULOUS!! The best zucchini recipe that I have found. I made mini muffins and they were barely cooled before they were all eaten."

auntduba User ID: 3185901 61271
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"I am just thrilled with this recipe. I doubled the recipe and I had left over batter so I made some mini muffins also.I baked the minis for 15 minutes. I had no currants so I made half with cranraisins and walnuts and half with fresh strawberries and walnuts like BasketCase61 suggested. I also squeezed out all of the liquid from the grated zuccini. Delicious!!!"

BasketCase61 User ID: 880538 61268
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"I just made 2 variations of these & both were wonderful! 1 I substitute freshly dehydrated tart cherries for the currants & the other I used chopped fresh strawberries for the currents & made sure any extra moisture was squeezed out of the zucchini. Both excellent!"

rubenhank User ID: 838588 206919
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2008

"I doubled the recipe and replaced 1/2cup of all purpose flour with whole wheat flour and they were even better."

marvik35 User ID: 1714317 206918
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2008

"I believe you would use the same amount of splenda as you would the regular sugar 1/2 cup."

Minnie Key User ID: 1003053 154791
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2008

"If I wanted to substitute splenda for sugar how much do I use and do I have to add anything else ?"

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