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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 2009


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Recipe Summary

12 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine whole-wheat flour and next 6 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine zucchini, milk, oil, honey, and egg in a small bowl; stir until blended. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add milk mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over tops of muffins. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans immediately; cool on a wire rack.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

145 calories; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 0.4g; mono fat 1.6g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 27.1g; fiber 1.8g; cholesterol 21mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 154mg; calcium 58mg.