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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 128.0
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 148.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Easy & Wholesome Zucchini Muffins

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Easy & Wholesome Zucchini Muffins

Introduction

This is a great recipe for summer, when you have a surplus of zucchini in the garden. Double or triple the batch and freeze them for quick and healthy breakfasts.

This is a great recipe for summer, when you have a surplus of zucchini in the garden. Double or triple the batch and freeze them for quick and healthy breakfasts.


Number of Servings: 18

Ingredients

    1 1/2 c zucchini, grated
    1 1/2 c rolled oats (not instant)
    1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
    2 t baking soda
    2 t cream of tartar
    1 1/2 t cinnamon
    1/4 t nutmeg
    1/2 c honey
    1/4 c pineapple juice concentrate
    1 t vanilla
    3/4 c applesauce, unsweetened
    8 oz crushed pineapple, drained
    2 egg whites
    6 dried apricots, finely chopped
    1/4 c pecans, chopped
    2 T flax meal

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat two muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray. Grate zucchini and place in paper towels or cotton cloth; squeeze to remove moisture. In a mixing bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and spices. In a separate bowl combine honey, applesauce, drained pineapple, apricots, vanilla, and pineapple juice. Stir in egg whites. Combine the wet mixture with the dry; stir only until combined. Portion out 18 muffins in the prepared tins. Combine pecans with flax meal; top each muffin with 1/2 teaspoon of mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.

If you'd like, you can also top these with frosting of your choice! We love this healthy version.





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  • 71 of 71 people found this review helpful
    Good enough for company! Be sure to use pineapple juice concentrate. Using the pineapple juice from the canned pineapple does not make the muffin sweet enough. - 10/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    48 of 48 people found this review helpful
    Nutritious and delicious - I not only enjoy these muffins for breakfast, but also with a hot cup of coffee (or tea) in the afternoon. For an extra treat, I'll sometimes top with marmalade or my favorite jam. (This recipe provides another great way to make use of my abundant supply of zucchini.) - 10/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    43 of 44 people found this review helpful
    These are amazing!! My whole family loved them. I substituted grated carrot for the zucchini and they were a smashing success. Very moist and flavourful were the most repeated comments - 11/25/09

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  • Very Good
    33 of 33 people found this review helpful
    These are really great though next time I might add a little salt. I couldn't find pineapple concentrate so I used frozen orange juice concentrate. Yum! - 3/27/10

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  • Very Good
    27 of 30 people found this review helpful
    I prefer to cook with local ingredients, so I substituted juice & pulp from our tree's pears for the pineapple. Good muffins! - 9/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!!! Wish I had had this the year my DH planted 18 zucchinni plants!!! LOL. They are really healthy - and can replace a fiber bar as a healthy snack, without all the preservatives and such! - 4/8/10

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  • Very Good
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! Sweet and moist and I couldn't help but think about all of the fruits and vegetables hiding in there. - 9/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Amazingly delish! Made these up last night and couldnt wait to eat breakfast this morning. I used Whole Wheat Graham Flour because I had it on hand. I pureed the zuchini in my food processer cuz it was quicker than shredding. I smeared a dab of cream cheese on them when I ate them. - 4/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I also found that the cooking time needed to be more than 20 minutes. Also, there is no mention about adding the zucchini after it is grated. My husband thought they could be a little sweeter but overall they are very good and full of great ingredients! - 4/9/10

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  • Good
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I thought these were very moist and love all the wonderful ingredients. However both my husband and I expected more flavor with all that yummy stuff in there. He said he couldnt' really taste anything in particular like they all cancelled each other out. I think I will increase the spices next time. - 4/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 21 people found this review helpful
    In addition to everything else SP has taught me, I have learned to LOVE zucchini...... there are millions of ways to make something out of that little veggie. I will try this receipe for sure. Thanks!
    - 10/6/09

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  • O.K.
    10 of 38 people found this review helpful
    If its a zucchini muffin I don't see the point of apricot let alone pineapple. Zucchin muffins are very good with just zucchini!! - 11/22/09

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  • Good
    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    very moist and sweet. Too unusual for my kids. However I wish they would change to accept healthy foods even if it isn't the perfect taste. After all food is for sustainence. - 11/22/09

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  • Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I liked these muffins but there is a little too much texture in them for my taste. Next time I make them I plan to puree the zucchini, pineapple, and oats first. I think the whole wheat pastry flour will help too. - 4/9/10

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    What did I do wrong????? Made and cooked these EXACTLY according to directions. After 20 minutes they were still raw. After 40 minutes I took them out but they were still gooey in the middle. They have a great flavor and I want to try again but I am reluctant until I figure out what I did wrong. - 11/25/09

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  • 8 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I'm a zucchini bread purist - not a fan of putting in extra stuff (especially pineapple, which I don't enjoy). If I take it down to the bare bones & skip the pineapple, apricots & pecans, will they still turn out ok? Would love a healthy, low cal muffin! - 11/22/09

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  • 8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this recipe. Will make again. - 10/28/09

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  • 7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I wish they would add the sugar content in the Nutritional info on all these recipes!! - 4/8/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Great muffins. My husband managed to eat two before they even cooled down. Going to have to hide them if I want any! - 10/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Awesome, moist, hearty and DEEELISH! I omitted the pecans. Great for anytime! - 10/6/09

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  • 6 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Looks good want to make them over the weekend!! - 10/6/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty - 9/10/09

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  • 5 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This one looks like a must-try! I grew up on my mom's Famous Zucchini Bread, which isn't all that healthy. I'll be anxious to see how this stands up against the family favorite! - 4/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very moist. You're right you only eat one and it fills. - 11/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    so moist and delicious. plus, lots of fruits & veggies packed in each one - 10/11/09

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