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Feel-Good Zucchini Muffins

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The BEST advantageous zucchini muffins – fabricated with all the aperitive feel-good ingredients: oats, zucchini, dates, maple syrup, and olive oil. Aloof assault up in a blender and pour!

I assumption zucchini muffins don’t have to be fabricated with wholesome capacity in the easiest accessible way (hi blender), but honestly, back they aftertaste this absolutely aperitive and addicting, why wouldn’t you?

These zucchini muffins are both close and adaptable in aloof the appropriate antithesis – not heavy, not ever sweet, aloof wholesome and filling. And this is activity to draft your apperception because they are fabricated with the afterward ingredients:

  • rolled oats
  • zucchini
  • dates
  • maple syrup
  • olive oil
  • eggs

That’s right: a adorable zucchini muffin with no flour, no butter, no sugar.

Which works absolutely able-bodied for the feel-good part, abnormally back you’re agriculture them to your kiddos, snacking on them 24/7, and bistro at atomic two every time you pop the lid on the muffin container.

Zucchini muffins in a pan.

Running all your capacity through the blender (yes, that’s what we’re doing) isn’t absolutely a archetypal baking move, so if you are absent a added acceptable zucchini broiled acceptable situation, I accept some added account for you, like lemon olive oil block with zucchini, lemon poppyseed zucchini muffins, and/or cinnamon amoroso zucchini coffee cake.

But if you like recipes that are:

  • Easy
  • Wholesome
  • Naturally gluten free
  • Naturally aesthetic amoroso free
  • Feel-good for the bod

… again this is your zucchini muffin.

Zucchini muffins in a pan.

Also: if you’re into this advantageous / accessible / feel-good muffin thing, you’ll apparently additionally like these banana aliment muffins, and these pumpkin muffins which chase the aforementioned no adulate – no amoroso – no abrade guidelines and are additionally wholesome and awful delicious.

But break focused.

Grate your zucchini now. Get out your muffin tin. Zucchini muffins and acceptable feelings, beeline ahead! ♡

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Feel-Good Zucchini Muffins

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


The BEST advantageous zucchini muffins – fabricated with all the aperitive feel-good ingredients: oats, zucchini, dates, maple syrup, and olive oil. Aloof assault up in a blender and pour! YUM.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 8 medjool dates, alveolate (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 12 zucchini, grated (about 2 cups total)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt and/or cinnamon (optional)
  • chocolate chips (optional, for topping)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all capacity in a blender until a beefy concoction comes together.
  3. Pour concoction into a anointed or lined muffin tin. Baptize with amber chips. Broil for 15-18 minutes, until the acme acclaim bounce aback back you columnist into them.
  4. Sprinkle balmy muffins with sea alkali if you’re into that kinda thing. Serve balmy or algid ALL DAY LONG. ♡


I acclaim reserving a little bit of the grated zucchini, alloy everything, and again add the aftermost bit of zucchini so it doesn’t all get too pureed.

Chocolate chips accommodate aesthetic sugar, which maybe isn’t a big accord if you have, like, 7 of them on top of the muffin. But if you are aggravating to accumulate these ABSOLUTELY aesthetic amoroso free, be abiding to skip the amber chips on top and opt for cacao nibs, broiled coconut, or chopped basics instead.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: zucchini muffin, advantageous zucchini muffin, zucchini recipe

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I started bistro bendable aliment afresh as a way of starting my weight accident process. Maybe I’ll attending into acclimation some aliment with Zucchini in it. Or bigger yet, appointment my bounded farmer’s bazaar and conceivably aces up some Zucchini, amber it in the oven with broiled cheese, and dress it in sub aliment with adorable Italian Amazon sauce. Blessed Friday. 🙂

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This couldn’t be bigger timing! This summer my girls (5,8) buried their aboriginal garden and we grew some huuuge zucchinis. I accept been acceptation to attending up a compound so we can use them up! I am activity to accomplish two batches – one for now and one to freeze! Your agenda #2 absurd me up, with, like, 7. lol

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi ,
      I fabricated this today and admired the acidity ! Abundance was a bit bendable all-embracing and was afraid to the cardboard cups . Aloof wasn’t abiding how the bendability should be afterwards baking .

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Are there declared to be eggs in the recipe? In your column you acknowledgment eggs, but there aren’t any in the compound itself.

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        I see you’re like me sometimes. Accepting too aflame about publishing new agreeable and afraid to see how abounding shares a column gets. Acceptable affair to apperceive I’m not the alone one who feels that way. That’s a acceptable thing! 🙂

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi Lindsay! I would like to try this, but I accept a quick question…in the argument you acknowledgment eggs but I do not see any eggs in the additive list. Are there declared to be eggs in this recipe? I am allergic to eggs, so I was activity to try them with a beat egg instead, but maybe I don’t charge to do that? Thanks!!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Looks yummy. Eggs are mentioned in capacity account in column but not in absolute recipe. How abounding are bare please? Thanks.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo


      I anticipate you can use eggs to your moderation. An egg or 2 is alike acceptable if you’re capricious about abacus alot of them. Some bodies like to add abounding eggs to add added protein in the food. 🙂

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These attending fabulous! Do we absolutely charge to abrade the zucchini if it’s activity to get pureed in the blender?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      That’s a abundant question. You can still affectionate of see the arrangement of the zucchini in the accomplished muffins, so I would still abrade it if you appetite an alike texture. But if that doesn’t amount to you, go for it!

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Has anyone approved carrots instead of zucchini? I accomplish these muffins all the time but attractive for some array in the recipe. Any suggestions?

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    Are you declared to cesspool the zucchini afore you add it to the blender or aloof let it be? Thanks!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hello! Does it amount if you use added abstinent olive oil or does it accept to be approved olive oil? Acknowledgment 🙂

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated these tonight and they were to.die.for. I don’t anticipate they are activity to accomplish it 12 hours in my house. I didn’t see the allotment about eggs and larboard them out all together. They still angry out great! Thank!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I emailed you this question, but thought. Maybe others would like to know. Do you clasp the damp out the zucchini afterwards it’s grated?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I didn’t booty out the damp and they came out abundant with aloof the afresh grated zucchini.

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love that these are fabricated after abrade or aesthetic sugar! I accept dates on duke so I’ll absolutely be authoritative these. Acknowledge you acknowledge you

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi Lindsay, you say this compound is amoroso free. Dates and maple abstract is abounding of sugar. But maybe I am wrong.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yep. Maple abstract is authentic sugar. Not abiding why bloom aliment bloggers say it’s not. It’s accept to accept amoroso in your muffins.

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I anticipate it’s aloof acceptation no aesthetic sugar, like the white kind.😉

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made these this morning and they were a hit with everyone! Swapped out the eggs with beat eggs and commissioned bisected the oil with a banana! Delicious!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve fabricated brownies from beans but never anticipation of zucchini in muffins. I like the idea, I’ll accept to accord it a try!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Just fabricated these and they are amazing! Who said aesthetic amoroso chargeless can’t be delicious! Thanks!

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    angela taylor

    made these muffins this afternoon. YUM! I pulsed the admixture in the aliment processor for bisected a minute but contrarily followed the compound exactly.

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    Mackenzie Reisner

    Hey! I’m cool aflame to try these but I don’t accept any dates! Can I leave them out or do you accept a advancement for a substitute? 🙂 thanks!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I accept acclimated figs to alter the dates. I anticipate raisins would assignment as well.

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated these muffins today and they were soooooo good! I had lots of zucchini and did not apperceive what to do with it, so this compound came aloof at the appropriate time!

  18. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi Lindsay, My bedmate is on a low FODMAP diet and dates are aerial FODMAP. Do you anticipate bananas would assignment in their place?

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        Heather B

        How abounding bananas did you use? I don’t accept abundant dates but capital to accomplish these!

  19. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made these for brunch this morning afterwards seeing your Insta adventure a brace canicule ago! Admired the simple ingredients. The acidity was on point – aloof candied enough. The alone botheration was the muffins never absolutely set for me and remained doughy in the center. I acclimated beat eggs and a large-ish sized zucchini, so it may accept been user absurdity with too abundant moisture. Still adorable though! Acknowledgment for the recipe!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Made both approved and mini muffins, and the unlined mini muffins angry out the best. Subbed a accomplished assistant for some of the oil and about all the maple abstract so they were added toddler friendly… absolutely will be authoritative them afresh and again!

  20. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated these tonight. Afterwards reviewing addition comment, I absitively to use 1 assistant and bisected the bulk of olive oil aloof because my olive oil has a actual able olive flavor. They were fabulous! Acknowledge you for the recipe!