Cheesy Zucchini Muffins

These cheesy zucchini muffins are light and lovely-- and you'd never guess that they're made without butter or oil! They come together quickly and easily, and are perfect for filling out meals or for healthy snacking.

These cheesy zucchini muffins are light and lovely– and you’d never guess that they’re made without butter or oil! They come together quickly and easily, and are perfect for filling out meals or for healthy snacking.

These cheesy zucchini muffins are light and lovely-- and you'd never guess that they're made without butter or oil! They come together quickly and easily, and are perfect for filling out meals or for healthy snacking.

I love zucchini– which is a good thing, because it’s the time of year where everyone seems to be swimming in it!

Zucchini are full of great things like carotenoids, vitamin C, and potassium. They contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which promote eye health. They are great for your heart, blood pressure, and blood sugar, and have anti-inflammatory benefits that are helpful for digestion.

They are also versatile– eaten raw, cooked, spiralized (like in my veggie noodle stir-fry)… the limits are yummy and endless with zucchini.

One of my favorite ways to use them, though, is in baking. They naturally add a lot of moisture due to their high water percentage, so they are especially great in breads and muffins. I never say no to a sweet zucchini bread, but there’s nothing I love more than a savory, cheesy zucchini muffin.

The texture of these muffins is so tender and light, and they’re flavored with just the right amount of cheese and garlic. They pair well with meals at any time of day: I especially like them alongside eggs at breakfast, but they’re great for rounding out lunches and dinners, too. They work just as well by themselves for snacking, and I ate about three of them just while taking pictures. 😉


Cheesy Zucchini Muffins

Yield: 14-16 muffins

Cheesy Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour (I used white whole wheat)
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • ⅔ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shreds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the whisked eggs, grated zucchini, and milk. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, then stir in the cheese.
  4. Divide evenly into the muffin tins and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
  5. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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These cheesy zucchini muffins are light and lovely-- and you'd never guess that they're made without butter or oil! They come together quickly and easily, and are perfect for filling out meals or for healthy snacking.

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These cheesy zucchini muffins are light and lovely-- and you'd never guess that they're made without butter or oil! They come together quickly and easily, and are perfect for filling out meals or for healthy snacking.

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61 comments

  1. Jillian says:

    These would be a great way to use up the zucchini I have! And they look SO delicious and cheesy, especially with that melted butter on top! Mmmmm….

  2. Laurie says:

    Courtney, What a fabulous muffin recipe! Pinned to share and to save for myself! Looking forward to trying these. Thanks so much for linking up with us for Brag About It!

  3. Marla says:

    HI Courtney,
    These sound fabulous. I have printed the recipe and will try these. Love the idea of putting the cheese in. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & Tweeted!

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Courtney, your lovely muffins are calling my name, I sure wish I had one with my afternoon tea. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  5. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says:

    I love muffins like these. I keep a batch in the freezer so we can have homemade muffins any time! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner linky – and don’t forget to leave a comment – if you comment and your post is featured next week, it will also get pinned and tweeted!

  6. Kim says:

    Oh I bet these would be delicious with eggs in the morning and filling! Thanks so much for sharing with us at You Link it We Make It. We hope you’ll come back and link up with us again! – Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

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