Healthy Zucchini Spice Muffins

Healthy Zucchini Spice Muffins | 31Daily.com

 

Perfect for brunch, a sack-lunch or a busy morning when breakfast is on the go.

Healthy and filling, perfect for busy mornings or leisurely mornings. Filled with the autumnal spices we love.

 

Healthy Zucchini Spice Muffins | 31Daily.com

 

Perfect to make ahead and freeze for future breakfasts as well.

I’ve made them by the handful since the zucchini began coming in from the garden.

 

Healthy Zucchini Spice Muffins | 31Daily.com

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup old fashioned oats, plus extra for sprinkling
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 small zucchini, grated (about 1 1/3 cups)
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Prepare 12-cup muffin pan by greasing it with cooking spray or lining it with paper cups.

Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Fold in shredded zucchini. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, add milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs. Whisk until combined.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.

Portion muffin batter into muffin cups with a scoop. Sprinkle the tops with oatmeal.

Bake in a 400-degree oven for 19-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

 

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.