As parents, we get it. Making sure our kids eat enough fruits and vegetables isn’t always easy. What’s the best way to ensure they do this? Add a little veggies where they’re least expected – delicious muffins! You can use this recipe as a base and add a few extras like chocolate chips or nuts. Well, we’re not saying you should lie to your kids.We mean you should serve them these zucchini muffins and Then Tell them the secret ingredient. Maybe they’ll become super pumpkin lovers after a few bites. you will never know! This recipe is perfect if you have extra zucchini lying around but don’t know what to do with it. They add a lot of texture to this easy-to-make snack. Honestly, you can barely taste the zucchini. They taste like an extra moist muffin! Whether you decide to serve these at home or at your next party, they’re a crowd pleaser.
This recipe calls for about 2 cups of grated zucchini, which you can get from about 2 store-bought pumpkins. If you have some great varieties from the garden, feel free to use them too. Just make sure to remove the skin and seeds first.
Do you peel the zucchini before chopping?
You don’t have to unless you’re using one of those big garden varieties mentioned above. If you bought it from a store, be sure to wash it before chopping.
To grate the zucchini:
Grate the vegetables for the zucchini bread muffins using a standard grater. We like to use a thin sized grate, it’s easier to hide the fact that this recipe is full of veggies. That said, if you don’t have any treats in the house that don’t like pumpkin, you can definitely use a larger-sized grate.
You can easily turn this recipe into delicious zucchini bread! Just use a standard loaf pan. Make sure to grease the pan so it doesn’t stick, then bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
We love keeping things simple with this recipe, but you’re more than welcome to experiment with different spices and blends! If you want to get creative, consider adding:
- Selected Nuts
- Chocolate chips (milk, white, or dark)
- dried fruit
- unsweetened cocoa powder
Notes on Cooking Time and Temperature:
An important step in this recipe is to reduce the temperature from 450°F to 350°F after 5 minutes. Don’t skip this step! If you keep cooking at that high, you’ll end up with a burnt mess. Set a timer so you don’t forget!
How do zucchini muffins taste?
Many people liken the taste of this pastry to pumpkin bread thanks to the added cinnamon! This is another special ingredient that you shouldn’t skip. It pairs perfectly with veggies and brown sugar.
How do you keep muffins moist?
The secret to keeping your Zucchini Bread Muffins moist and fluffy is the zucchini! This added ingredient has a high water content, which is released when cooked. Now you know!