Zucchini muffins make an excellent snack (or dessert) for kids and the entire family! This recipe is virtually no-fail and so good that they will disappear faster than you can make them.
Zucchini Muffins Are A Great Way to Introduce New Veggies Into Your Child's Diet
I remember when my oldest was about 13 months old or so he went through a phase where he would only eat cottage cheese and blueberries.
As far as picky food eating goes, I was ok with that combo. However, I wanted to add a little variety to his diet (if I could sneak it in there).
It was around this time that a friend of mine gave me this recipe. I made it, and it became an instant hit in our family!
And what was better…my son actually loved these muffins! Often, I would give them to him as a snack food to supplement his limited diet.
I found myself jumping up and down with excitement when he would eat these zucchini muffins because I was giving him healthy stuff!
Believe it or not, I made them so often that I had the recipe memorized.
When my second and third boys came along, I did the same thing with them and was thrilled when they loved the muffins too!
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I think these muffins were a helpful stepping stone to increasing the variety of foods that my kids would eat.
Now that we have increased the variety of foods in our diets, I don't make these muffins quite as often. The upside to that is that the whole family gets crazy giddy when I do make them!
What Makes These Zucchini Muffins Healthy?
Real ingredients such as whole wheat, zucchini, carrots, reduced sugar, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, and cinnamon come together to make a delicious, healthy muffin that I feel great about feeding to my family.
What Makes These Zucchini Muffins So Delicious?
As I do with all recipes, I have played around with it quite a bit over the years to fit our family and provide even more nutritional quality.
I experimented with white flour vs whole wheat flour, using both zucchini and carrots, reducing the amount of sugar in the recipe, and the level of spice in the muffins.
I have passed this recipe to many friends over the years who also share repeat success with it. It is a hit every single time I share these muffins or this recipe. I love those kinds of recipes 🙂
And the best part (as if it can get any better?)…it's a very forgiving recipe, making it very difficult to mess up!
Can I Freeze These Muffins?
Yes! In fact, if you don't plan to eat them within about 3-4 days, I highly recommend freezing them.
They freeze (and thaw) extremely well! I have 3 kids, so I tend to package them in batches of 3 and then thaw them out one batch at a time when I plan to use them.
Tools Needed for Making Zucchini Muffins
- Basic Muffin Tins – You can use the classic version
- Or a good quality silicone muffin pan
- Or Bread Pans (classic or silicone)
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