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Zucchini Blueberry Muffins (V/GF)

by Capri Lilly
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Enjoy delicious, fluffy, nutrient-dense Zucchini Blueberry Muffins for breakfast or as a healthy snack! The taste of zucchini is completely undetectable. Instead, eat bite is bursting with warm cinnamon and blueberry flavor. This easy recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, and vegan.

zucchini blueberry muffins with a bit taken to show inside texture

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I love the versatility of zucchini. It’s such a dynamic vegetable and can be used to make bread, pasta, muffins, chips, you name it! But, nothing beats zucchini in muffins. The addition of zucchini helps to make the muffins super moist all the way through –no more dry, crumbly muffins!

What do zucchini muffins taste like?

Zucchini muffins are a crowd pleaser to both children and adults alike. The zucchini taste is hardly detectable. If you were not told zucchini was in the muffins, you’d never know—outside of the green shredded bits, you’ll find inside the muffins. They simply provide a fluffy density to the muffins and add tons of beneficial nutrients!

close up of the top of a zucchini blueberry muffin

You’ll Love These Zucchini Blueberry Muffins! They Are:

  • Super Easy To Make! No need for 5 different gluten-free flours, resting time, or anything complicated. This is a super simple recipe.
  • Vegan and Gluten-Free. These healthy muffins are also refined sugar-free!
  • Perfect for any time of day! Enjoy them for breakfast or dessert
  • A great way to sneak in vegetables. Each muffin is filled with zucchini.
dry ingredients to make muffins in a white bowl with a whisk next to a glass bowl with the wet ingredients inside

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour: I like to use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour and find it works perfectly.
  • Almond Meal: The almond meal helps to soak up any excess moisture.
  • Grated Zucchini: You will need about 2 large zucchinis for this recipe
  • Flax Egg: This helps bind the ingredients. Mix 1 tbsp of ground flax with 2 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, until it nice gooey consistency. I usually do this first and move on to preparing my other ingredients.
  • Coconut Oil and Applesauce: The applesauce is perfect for keeping these muffins moist and fluffy.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: This helps the muffins rise and retain their shape.
  • Coconut Sugar and Maple Syrup: Provides the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Spices: You’ll need ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt
  • Optional Mix-ins: Chocolate Chips or Pecans
zucchini blueberry muffins in a muffin tin

How To Grate Zucchini For Muffins?

Slices off one end of the zucchini for a flat base. Then, rub the zucchini against the shredder side of a box grater. Shred the zucchini until you have enough for the recipe. Please note: There is no need to peel the zucchini before shredding it.

PRO TIP: You will notice that the zucchini holds a lot of water. Before mixing the zucchini with the other ingredients, using a paper towel or cloth squeeze as much moisture out of the zucchini as you can.

Recipe Variations

zucchini blueberry muffins on a wire rack

What To Eat With Your Zucchini Muffins:

How To Store These Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

Store any leftover zucchini muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. If you want to freeze them for a later date, these zucchini muffins freeze extremely well. Simply put them in a freezer-proof bag and they can be stored for up to 2 months. When you are ready to enjoy them, thaw them in the fridge overnight. To warm, heat them in n the microwave for ~30 seconds. You’ll be happy to see they taste just as great as when you first made them!

a plate of zucchini blueberry muffins with a yellow smoothie and a bowl of berries and granola in the top right corner

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More Zucchini Recipes To Try!

zucchini blueberry muffins with a bit taken to show inside texture

Healthy Zucchini Muffins

These Zucchini Muffins are moist, fluffy, flavorful and completely gluten, egg, and dairy-free. Filled with blueberries and pecans, these vegan zucchini muffins are perfect for breakfast, a healthy snack, or a tasty dessert.
5 from 15 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options, Vegan
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
  • 3 tbsp Almond Meal
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 cups Grated Zucchini (about 2-3 zucchini)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup Applesauce
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Blueberries

Flax Egg

  • 1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
  • 2 tbsp Water

Optional Mix-Ins:

  • 1/4 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place muffin liners into a standard, 12-muffin pan. Set aside.
  • Prepare the flax egg: Combine 1 tbsp ground flax with 2 tbsp purified water, mix well, and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Using a grater, shred 2-3 zucchini until you have 2 cups of shredded zucchini. Using a paper towel or clean cloth, gently squeeze the liquid from the zucchini. (You should have about 1/4 cup liquid drained).
  • Combine all the dry ingredients (except the almond meal) into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients and zucchini. Mix well.
  • Slowly add the dry mix to the zucchini mixture. After the ingredients are fully combined, add 1-3 tablespoons of almond meal as needed to absorb any excess moisture.
  • Fold in the blueberries and your choice of mix-ins. Then evenly distribute batter among muffin tins, filling each about 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the muffins to cool inside the muffin tin for 10 minutes then remove muffins and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling for 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

 

  • Store the muffins in an airtight container and place them in the fridge to enjoy for up to a week
  • Muffins can be frozen; individually wrap muffins in Ziploc bags or store them in a large freezer bag. Reheat for 30-45 seconds in the microwave or thaw them at room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.5g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 6.2g | Sugar: 9.5g

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31 comments

Renee April 16, 2020 - 11:11 am

5 stars
I’ve always loved zucchini bread and I can’t wait to try this!

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GiGi Eats April 16, 2020 - 12:05 pm

5 stars
I see zucchini being used in baking all the time yet for SOME REASON I have still yet to incorporate it into mine! THIS needs to change ASAP!!! Thank you for the reminder 🙂

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Hans David April 16, 2020 - 12:11 pm

Thanks for this recipe. I will forward it to my vegan friends.

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Kristi McAllister April 16, 2020 - 6:29 pm

5 stars
These look absolutely divine! I’m gluten free and I’m always looking for new recipes. Can’t wait to try these!

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Capri Lilly April 16, 2020 - 10:11 pm

I am as well! I hope you like the recipe!

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Sarah M April 18, 2020 - 6:52 am

Wow looking so yummy I think I should try this at home.

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Jessica Collazo April 16, 2020 - 8:53 pm

5 stars
This recipe sounds very interesting I love zucchini and I adore hazelnut

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Lavern Moore April 17, 2020 - 3:08 am

5 stars
This is a delightful recipe. I am looking forward to tasting!

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Shelley at BeyondPennies April 17, 2020 - 5:30 am

5 stars
These zucchini muffins look delicious! I must try this recipe.

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blair villanueva April 17, 2020 - 5:45 am

5 stars
Omg, now I am craving for muffins! I’ll share your recipe to my boyfriend and do this together 🙂

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2020 - 9:35 pm

Hi Blair! That sounds like fun. I hope you enjoy!

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Raksha N April 17, 2020 - 8:19 am

Wow I have never had Zucchini muffins. This looks great.

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Steph April 17, 2020 - 8:23 am

This looks delicious.I have never tried zucchini but I will one of these days.

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Natalia Vorche April 17, 2020 - 11:32 am

5 stars
Thanks for the prefect recipe I can’t wait to try this

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2020 - 9:33 pm

You’re Welcome, Natalia! Hope you like!

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aisasami April 17, 2020 - 2:58 pm

5 stars
Zuccini muffins sound AMAZINGLY delicious! I want to try making this!

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2020 - 9:33 pm

It surely is! I love having them for breakfast with my tea!

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Chirpybrains April 17, 2020 - 4:29 pm

5 stars
Wow, this looks so tasty and healthy! I’m trying this very soon.

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Desiree April 17, 2020 - 6:31 pm

I’m not vegan but I’ll certainly try these zucchini muffins

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2020 - 9:32 pm

That’s great! I’d love to hear what you think!

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Anita April 17, 2020 - 7:27 pm

5 stars
These look delicious. Can’t wait to try them!

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2020 - 9:31 pm

I hope you like!

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mainak biswas April 18, 2020 - 5:47 pm

5 stars
Looks sooo yummy… will definitely try them out!

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2020 - 9:30 pm

Please do! They are so delicious!

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Elizabeth O April 27, 2020 - 5:43 pm

Woah! I loved to try this muffins gluten free. It looks really good and yummy! For sure, my friend would like this.

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