Easy & Wholesome Zucchini Muffins

Easy & Wholesome Zucchini Muffins

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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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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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  • 79 of 79 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!
    51 of 51 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!
    48 of 49 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
    36 of 36 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
    28 of 31 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!
    23 of 24 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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  • Incredible!
    20 of 21 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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  • Very Good
    20 of 20 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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  • Good
    14 of 15 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!
    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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  • O.K.
    12 of 42 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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  • Incredible!
    11 of 22 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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  • 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 12 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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  • 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 28 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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  • 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 18 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 12 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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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These muffins are wonderful. I made them exactly as the recipe is written. They are dense, delicious, and not too sweet. I saved this recipe in my SP cookbook because I will be making them again and again. My hubby loved them too. One thing I did notice was that they do not rise much in the pan. - 8/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made these muffins for the third time in a month tonight. They're great! I can grab one on-the-go for breakfast in the morning. I freeze half the batch since I live alone. I've added dried cranberries to the recipe and add the pecans in the actual batter since I love nuts! Thanks Chef Meg! - 5/14/10

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sugar can be found on the complete nutrition information. I hope that you can find it. - 4/21/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I realized after I'd started making them that I didn't have the crushed pineapple. I just replaced it with another 3/4 cup of applesauce. Worked like a charm, they were awesome. I actually got 24 out of the recipe, just FYI. - 1/5/11

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    great muffins - 4/16/10

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    We absolutely LOVE zucchini here in my house, and a majority of my garden is filled with rows of it. I will definitely being trying this out during the summer with my harvest! - 4/8/10

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  • 3 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious. Can't wait to make them. - 11/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These were delicious. - 10/6/09

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  • 3 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious and nutrionally sound. A wow combination!! - 10/6/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Don't forget to add the zucchini... the recipe never asks you to. - 7/30/12

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  • Bad
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this was a lot of effort and not really to my tastebuds liking. you would love this if you like strong pineapple and apricot flavours. - 8/1/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is great. Whole family loved them. - 4/26/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My roommate made these. They were pretty good, a little tasteless but NOT dry which was expected. - 4/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made these last night and had one for breakfast this morning. It was delicious and very filling. - 4/16/10

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy/ Going to store to get anything I'm missing - 3/12/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is scrumpsious! - 2/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!!!!!!! - 11/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    ggooood - 11/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    YUMMMy! - 10/6/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So the actual recipe says 18 muffins and the Sparkmail I got says 12 for the same calories?

    Please explain how that's possible and which one is correct? They sound very yummy but I have an issue with the differences in the nutritional information.
    - 7/15/15

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    They don't raise up much, so you can fill the muffin cup pretty full. I'd add a little salt. I used pineapple juice from the drained pineapple instead of concentrate and they are plenty sweet. - 10/26/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I substituted raisins for the apricots and pumpkin for the apple sauce. Perfect for fall. - 10/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 10/18/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Beyond a doubt Chef Meg has outdone herself with this recipe. The family and guests never guessed they were getting a healthy dose of veggie. Thanks for sharing your expertise! Did require an extra 10 min to get done. Probably a difference in oven temperature.
    vicki
    - 10/7/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Moist for sure, but didn't care for the pineapple and apricots in them. - 9/6/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A little too sweet. I think I could cut a tad back on the sugar and still have a great muffin to enjoy. - 8/24/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. I used half brown rice flour and half millet flour to make them gluten free. - 7/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was an excellent recipe. I wouldn't and didn't change a single ingredient. - 7/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe! I use Whole Wheat Graham Flour, which is ground finer. I also used Agave Nectar instead of honey--doesn't spike blood sugar levels. - 5/16/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds wonderful. I will try this recipe right away and get back to you. - 4/27/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Filling! - 4/22/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to make this for my family,SOUNDS great! - 4/20/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    yum! Now I know what to make when my mom brings over zucchini from her garden. This even sounds good to make with carrots instead of zucchini. I can't wait to give it a try. - 4/20/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    thank you. - 4/20/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My son like zuccinni muffins. I am definetely going to try this one tomorrow. I will be using frozen zuccinni instead of fresh.
    - 4/20/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good and I love Zucchini. Thanks - 4/16/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    They sound delicious and healthy. Great way to get a little more fruit and veggies into your diet. Good recipie for those of us who need higher fiber foods too. - 4/16/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like the muffins are sickenly sweet -- why all the sugar? I like zuccinin bread because it's NOT too sweet. Can I leave out the sugars and sweet toppings? - 4/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love the texture! - 4/10/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    its good to take it with u at work - 4/9/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    yummy! - 4/9/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds soo yummy, can't wait to try them... - 4/8/10

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    These sound great. I need to get me some zuchs and try it. - 4/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!!!1 - 4/8/10

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I think all the extra fruit and fiber sounds good- gonna try them - 4/8/10

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I will try these very soon. Sounds delicious. - 4/1/10

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I'll be making these soon! - 3/16/10

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Since I love Zucchini I will try this recipe and get back to ya. - 1/23/10

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    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    mmmmmmmmmboy - 1/11/10

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    will be good after having a garden - 11/22/09

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious, I will be trying this one. - 11/22/09

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These look great but my daughter is allergic to apples. Is there something else I can use in place of the applesauce? - 11/22/09

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Wish I had this recipe when my zucchini was overwhelming the garden. But I will try it with store bought zucc. - 10/6/09

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  • delicious! - 10/11/17

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  • Nice - 9/17/17

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  • Interesting... - 9/11/17

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  • Great - 8/25/17

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  • Yum - 8/19/17

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  • These are pretty good - 8/16/17

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  • It would be nice to have a printable version.
    Thank You R.Bolton
    - 8/15/17

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  • great idea - 8/1/17

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  • Love these. I use almond butter and pumpkin as the base because I have to live grain free, so the flour and the oats don't work for me. They are just delicious... - 7/26/17

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  • Delicious - 7/18/17

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  • yummy - 7/17/17

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  • Can't wait to try these! - 7/16/17

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  • Very good. Took to work fro pot luck and it went over big. - 7/16/17

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  • I'm always looking for ways to use zucchini. These are so good. I will make them again. - 7/15/17

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  • So easy for the pick up when you need it - 7/15/17

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  • Easy and good - 7/15/17

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  • Good muffins. - 7/15/17

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  • Very tasty healthy muffins. And a great way to use zucchini! Will make this often! - 7/15/17

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  • yummy - 7/15/17

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  • I love anything zucchini - 7/15/17

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  • You can top with brown sugar twin, to give some normal sweetness taste. - 7/15/17

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  • sounds good. - 7/15/17

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