Credit: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
Zucchini bread is already a beloved summertime staple for using up extra squash, so why not use the same principle to create delicious muffins? Sneak a little veggies into your breakfast with these tender zucchini muffins, ranging in flavors from lemon to vanilla and even savory.
If you're looking for an easy grab-and-go breakfast you can feel good about, these whole-wheat zucchini muffins with honey are just what you need. Packed with fresh zucchini and spiced with just enough cinnamon, these healthy zucchini muffins will add vitamins and fiber to your morning. Our readers love that these muffins are easy, moist, and not too sweet for breakfast. The muffins only need 15 minutes in the oven, and the cinnamon-sugar topping caramelizes as they bake. If your kids are careful to avoid any green foods, make sure to peel the zucchini before grating it. They'll never suspect these delicious and healthy muffins are chock-full of veggies.
Want to know a secret? Zucchini is so mild, it's the perfect veggie to sneak into your kids' meals. In this recipe, shredded zucchini is stirred into muffin batter, providing plenty of vitamins A & C without making a fuss. Grated lemon rind and a little sugar keep these muffins delightfully light, fresh, and irresistible.