a traveling Wife: The Most Delicious High Protein Zucchini Muffins

The Most Delicious High Protein Zucchini Muffins

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Protein packed, no added sugar, and vegan optional zucchini muffins are a treat to have with a cup of coffee or to freeze for a raining day. Or if you're like me, you make a large batch to freeze so when the thick of summer hits, the oven doesn't have to be turned on.

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What does carrot cake, beet brownies, and zucchini muffins all have in common? Hidden veggies! And they are delicious to say the least. But just because these baked goods have a little hidden nutritious element doesn't make them a guilt free treat. There's still plenty of sugar and they usually lack protein.

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Now, you can have your cake and eat it too. I mean, now you can enjoy one, two, or three of these no-sugar added high protein zucchini muffins without hesitation.

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While the dark chocolate chips are completely optional, and allows you to purchase both dairy-free or vegan brands, they are 100% necessary in my household. Dark chocolate is good for you anyways, right?! I truly believe it has it's own portion of the food pyramid.

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Zucchini is such a summer staple and you can find it all over ever farmers market. Or if you're lucky, you'll be growing some big boys in your backyard. With all the fruits of you labor, you can make several batches of these muffins and freeze them for a raining day. Or just when it's too hot to turn on the oven.

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Eat these no-sugar added high protein zucchini muffins for breakfast to keep you fueled for hours, eat them after a workout to help your muscles recover, or just eat them for dessert. There's no wrong time of day to eat these muffins since they are naturally sweetened with extra ripe bananas.
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No Added Sugar High Protein Zucchini Muffins

Recipe by a traveling Wife
Yield: 12 muffins

  • 1 very ripe Banana (I use a frozen banana that I thawed)
  • 1 cup Zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Kodiak Power Cake Mix
  • *optional: 1 scoop Protein Powder
  • 1 cup Oatmeal, blended
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • *optional: 1/4 cup Nuts, chopped
  • *optional: 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray muffin tins
  2. Mix all wet ingredients together, including the zucchini, with a spoon, electric mixer or stand mixer
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl
  4. Combine dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients
  5. Stir in optional items such as nuts and chocolate
  6. Equally portion out batter into a 12 count muffin tray
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown
  8. Cool on cooling tray until you can't wait any longer

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Do you prefer zucchini muffins or zucchini bread?


  1. Oh wow.. I need these in my mouth... like right now!! They look great. Pinning for this weekend when I have some free time for baking :)

    1. I've made quite a few batches these past two weeks. I hope you enjoy them!

  2. These look so good! I love having grab and go snacks like this in my house. I just hope I can steal a few before my husband devours them all!

    1. Small snacks are so great to have around the house. Those husbands are quick when it comes to food.

  3. I've only ever had zucchini bread, but I know I'd definitely love the muffin form as well--built-in portion sizes! :P These look delicious!!

  4. These look so good BUT I hate bananas...it’s the flavor! Any suggestions on what to do instead to keep them moist plus sweet?!?

    1. Great question! Honestly, you can't even taste the banana but if you still want to swap it out, I'd replace the banana with 1/2 cup applesauce (might make the muffins a bit dense) or 1/2 cup pumpkin puree.

  5. These look amazingly delicious! I will be making these with my canned zucchini in my pantry! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Just made them... moist, healthy, will make again! Thank you


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