Disappearing Zucchini Muffins

Disappearing Zucchini Muffins

Note: You don't have to peel the zucchini before shredding it for this recipe. It won't affect the taste and the peel will provide some extra fiber.

Prep time: 30 minutes

What you need:

Equipment and supplies:

What to do:

  1. Wash zucchini and remove ends.
  2. Shred zucchini using largest holes on grater.
  3. Wrap grated zucchini in a couple of paper towels and squeeze to remove water.
  4. Measure 1½ cups of squeezed-dry zucchini.
  5. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  6. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  7. In a large bowl, mix whole-grain pancake mix (or biscuit mix) with spices.
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, applesauce, and lemon juice.
  9. Fold the egg-sugar mixture and shredded zucchini into the pancake-spice mixture; do not overmix.
  10. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full with batter.
  11. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  12. Remove muffins from tin (with help from your adult assistant) and cool on a wire rack.
  13. Sprinkle muffins with a dusting of powdered sugar.

How much does this recipe make?
About a dozen muffins.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

© 1995-2014 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth. All rights reserved.





Bookmark and Share

Related Resources
Web SiteAllrecipes.com This site offers more than 40,000 free recipes, plus lots of cooking tips and information.
Web SiteNational Center for Nutrition and Dietetics Offering nutrition information, resources, and access to registered dietitians.
OrganizationVegetarian Resource Group This site offers recipes, nutrition information, and lots more for vegetarians and anyone looking to eat less meat.
Web SiteFood Network TV's Food Network goes online with searchable menus and recipes, an encyclopedia of cooking terms, and ideas from celebrity chefs.
Web SitePlastic Fork Diaries Plastic Fork Diaries is a site especially for kids that has stories about school, nutrition, and other kids.
Related Articles
Word! Fiber Foods with fiber are really good for you and your bowels!
Blueberry Pancakes Learn how to make blueberry pancakes in this kid-friendly recipe!
Award-Winning Cafeteria Recipes Yes, you can eat award-winning food in your school cafeteria. All 10 of these recipes won a contest held by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Let's Move, the national effort to help kids get healthier.
When Can I Use the Oven and Stove? Want more responsibility in the kitchen? Check out this article for kids.
Ready, Set, Breakfast! Did you eat breakfast today? Find out why it's important.
How to Read a Recipe Recipes explain how to cook different foods. Once you know how to follow a recipe, you can get cooking!
Take a Look at Cooking Do you like to eat? If so, you might like to learn to cook. Find out how in this article for kids.
Being Safe in the Kitchen Cooking and baking are lots of fun - as long as you stay safe. Read this article for safety tips before you head into the kitchen.
Garden-Fresh Lunches Let's step into the garden for some ideas on what you can pack for lunch. PB&J is great, but not every day!
iGrow iGrow
Sign up for our parent enewsletter