Zucchini Applesauce Muffins

Zucchini Applesauce Muffins - these hearty muffins are light on calories and full of nutritious veggies and fruit. An excellent grab-and-go breakfast or snack | tastythin.com

Healthy muffins at their finest…these Zucchini Applesauce Muffins are guilt free and full of all natural ingredients.  By now, you may have noticed I love muffins.  I especially love making them for my family as a grab-and-go breakfast option.  Well, this recipe was a huge success because these muffins went fast.  And at under 170 calories each, it’s a definite winner.

Zucchini Applesauce Muffins - these hearty muffins are light on calories and full of nutritious veggies and fruit. An excellent grab-and-go breakfast or snack | tastythin.com

These muffins are full of zucchini and applesauce, making them extra moist and dense.  I made these using coconut sugar and oat flour, which are my favorite go-to healthier ingredients for baked goods recipes.  I love adding chocolate chips to my muffins because they add just the right amount of sweetness, without too much guilt.  Also, the kids will eat just about anything if it includes a couple of chocolate chips. 🙂 

I can’t wait for the zucchini in my garden to take over, because I will be making some big batches of these muffins!

Zucchini Applesauce Muffins - these hearty muffins are light on calories and full of nutritious veggies and fruit. An excellent grab-and-go breakfast or snack | tastythin.com

Zucchini Applesauce Muffins - these hearty muffins are light on calories and full of nutritious veggies and fruit. An excellent grab-and-go breakfast or snack | tastythin.com

 

 

5 from 1 vote
Zucchini Applesauce Muffins - these hearty muffins are light on calories and full of nutritious veggies and fruit. An excellent grab-and-go breakfast or snack | tastythin.com
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Zucchini Applesauce Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar I prefer Madhava brand
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup oat flour see note below
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated (approx. 1 3/4 cups )
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.  

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, and applesauce.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine oat flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips. 

  4. Fill muffin tins and bake for 22-24 minutes.  Cool slightly and remove muffins from pan.

Recipe Notes

Oat flour can be found in stores ( I love Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour) or made by grinding oats in a blender or food processor until they are a flour-like consistency.  

Zucchini Applesauce Muffins

 

 

6 Comments

  • Reply
    Teffy @ Sprinkle of Green
    June 2, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Those look like the perfect little muffins to keep stocked in the house for when snack cravings arrive. I love having baked goods I can just throw into my bag when I’m running out the door, and the fact that they have hidden veggies in there makes me love them even more! X

    • Reply
      Nikki
      June 2, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks, Teffy! I too love treats that are secretly healthy 😉

  • Reply
    Maya
    September 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Yum!! I made this last night since I am up to my ears in zucchini and applesauce. Subbed maple sugar for coconut sugar and used all wheat flour (1/2 white, 1/2 whole wheat) instead of oats since that is what I had. They were delicious! Not sweet enough for my boyfriend but I can’t stop eating them. Oh – I tried using muffin paper cups instead of just a greasy muffin pan. That was a mistake. They really stuck to the papers. Will be making these again!

    • Reply
      Nikki
      September 15, 2016 at 12:16 am

      Thanks, Maya! So glad you enjoyed this recipe!

  • Reply
    Trina B
    March 22, 2017 at 4:13 am

    These were really, really good. My kids and my skeptical-about-anything-healthy husband enjoyed them, too. I added a bit more cinnamon than called for and made them vegan by subbing the eggs for flax “eggs” (1 egg = 1 tbsp ground flax seed soaked in 3 tbsp warm water for a few minutes, until slimy). I think one could actually even reduce the sugar and chocolate chips a bit (or omit the chocolate altogether) if you were wanting them even healthier, and they would still be tasty. I want to try them with fruit instead of chocolate next–blueberries or raisins, etc.–and I bet they would be super yummy with some cocoa added when made with the chocolate chips . Thanks for the recipe, it’s a keeper!

    • Reply
      Nikki
      March 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Great suggestions, Trina! Thanks, so glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂

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