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Airstream Kitchen: Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins

Delicious, HEALTHY zucchini bread muffins. Yum!

I love zucchini bread! One of my favorite things about having a garden (okay, in my past life) was planting a zucchini and reaping the rewards all summer long!

Growing up my mom had a super tasty recipe, but unfortunately was also not very healthy. Lots of sugar and butter, so I stopped making it awhile ago and began the search for a substitute recipe.

I found one! This one is tasty, filling, and uses coconut oil and applesauce and only a little bit of sugar. Total win.

Delicious, HEALTHY zucchini bread muffins. Yum!

Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins

Yields approximately 16 muffins, 2 per serving
21 Day Fix breakdown per serving: 1 G, 2 Y, 1 tsp

Nonstick cooking spray
6 large egg whites
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1  3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
3 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 1/2 cups grated zucchini (my kids like these more when I chop the zucchini pretty small)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line muffin tin with paper liners and spray with nonstick cooking spray for good measure.
3. Combine egg whites, oil, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Set aside.
4. Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; mix well.
5. Add flour to egg mixture; mix until just blended.
6. Fold in zucchini and mix until just blended.
7. Spoon batter into muffin tins until 2/3 full.
8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
9. Remove from pans and cool on a rack.
10. Eat & Enjoy!

Delicious, HEALTHY zucchini bread muffins. Yum!

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  • Meg - This looks great. I grew up on zucchini bread and zucchini brownies. They were delicious because of all the butter and sugar. I am excited to try this recipe out. I would love a healthier option to my childhood favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Josh Blaha - My wife over at Life Outside the Box ( is always making pumpkin muffins. She has allergies to soy, dairy, and wheat. However, she has also found that most recipes aren’t very healthy. Circumstantially, she has had to make her own healthy alternative. I’ll have to share this with her since she loves zucchini. I’m sure she’ll enjoy having more options to cook with. 🙂 Thanks for the post.ReplyCancel

    • Jess - You are welcome!! Let’s make sure we keep “healthy” in quotes. lol. Let me know how it goes!ReplyCancel

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