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Vegan Zucchini Muffins – Rainbow Nourishments


Healthful vegan zucchini muffins which can be moist, fluffy and straightforward to make! These muffins come collectively in a single bowl utilizing widespread pantry components.

The recipe has been tailored from my in style vegan carrot muffins and vegan zucchini bread recipes.

Vegan zucchini muffin with large muffin top and lightly dusted with powdered sugar.

Why you may love these muffins

EASY TO MAKE: Like all my muffin recipes, it is a nice newbie recipe that comes collectively in a single bowl! You may have this simple snack very quickly.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Much less dense than banana bread however denser than a typical cake, for instance my vegan lemon cake.

Substances you may want

Flat-lay of ingredients for zucchini muffins.

Notes in regards to the components

Grated zucchini. You needn’t squeeze the zucchini and waste any treasured vegetable juice on this recipe! The zucchini’s moisture is balanced with a smaller quantity of dairy-free milk within the recipe. I grated my zucchini in a meals processor however a field grater will work advantageous.

Brown sugar for moisture and depth of taste. Alternatively, you should use granulated sugar, coconut sugar, or a mixture of them. However I’ll preserve it easy!

Spices which can be just like these utilized in carrot muffins and carrot cake. Zucchini muffins are just like carrot muffins however with a unique vegetable :).

Despite the fact that these muffins are eggless, they work splendidly with none particular egg replacers (akin to a flax egg)!

A whole listing of components, portions and directions are within the grey recipe card on the backside of this publish.

Close up of zucchini muffin with bite taken out showing fluffy texture and specks of zucchini.

Making the zucchini muffin batter

One of the best factor about this recipe is that it may be ready in a single massive bowl!

Merely whisk all of the dry components, add the moist components and blend till mixed.

The consistency of your muffin batter will rely on the way you measured your flour and the way you grated your zucchini. In case your batter is just a little thick, stroll away for five minutes. Shortly, the sugar will dissolve and the zucchini will seep liquid, and make a looser batter.

Like all my fast bread recipes, my prime tip is to keep away from overmixing your batter. Some lumps are advantageous, so long as they don’t seem to be lumps of flour!

Four image collage showing how to make batter for muffins.

Topping solutions

These muffins are scrumptious with no toppings. Nevertheless, I included an elective crumble topping that is tremendous simple to make!

Alternatively, you possibly can prime your muffins with:

Two image collage showing how to make the crumble topping.

Ideas for baking the muffins

These vegan zucchini muffins are easy to bake!

For massive muffins (pictured), fill every muffin cup to virtually the highest (pictured). Or to make smaller kid-friendly muffins, fill the muffin cups by two-thirds (you may get many extra muffins).

For extra-high muffin tops, house the muffins aside in your muffin tin (as pictured). In case you have only one muffin tin, you may must bake 6 muffins at a time and in 2 heaps (it is price it, I promise)! Baking the muffins spaced aside encourages extra oven warmth to flow into every muffin so that they rise extra.

Two image collage of muffin pan showing before and after muffins have been baked. Muffins are spaced apart in pan.

Professional Ideas

Can I change the flour, sugar or oil with much less refined components in these vegan zucchini muffins?

You possibly can simply:
– Exchange all-purpose flour with entire wheat flour or spelt flour
– Exchange brown sugar with coconut sugar. I do not advocate utilizing maple syrup because it’ll be too heavy for these muffins. The sugar will also be diminished to ¾ cup (150g).

Changing oil with unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana or nut butter may match however will make the muffins denser.

Can I take away the sugar to make savory muffins?

I like to recommend making my vegan savory muffins as a substitute. You should use solely shredded zucchini or mix it with shredded carrot.

Optionally available add-ins

If you would like some further texture or enjoyable, you may also add:

  • dairy-free darkish chocolate chips
  • chopped pecans or walnuts
  • dried cranberries or raisins

I like to recommend including them similtaneously the moist components.

Close up of zucchini muffin on plate with other muffins.

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Vegan Zucchini Muffins

Healthful vegan zucchini muffins which can be moist, fluffy and straightforward to make! These muffins come collectively in a single bowl utilizing widespread pantry components.

Prep Time15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time25 minutes

Complete Time40 minutes

Servings: 12 massive muffins


Crumb Topping (elective, be aware 3 for options)


To make the muffins:

  • Add all of the dry components to a big mixing bowl and blend till there are not any extra lumps. Add all of the moist components (together with the zucchini) and blend till simply mixed. In case you’re utilizing nuts or chocolate chips, add them similtaneously the moist components.

  • Use an ice cream scoop or a spoon to divide the batter into your muffin pan. The muffin batter needs to be near the highest of every cup (examine the step-by-step photos above, be aware 3).

Make the crumb topping (elective):

  • Utilizing the identical bowl, add all components on your crumb topping. Combine with a spoon or your fingertips till mixed and the combination is flaky and crumbly.

  • Generously sprinkle the crumb topping onto your muffins.

Baking and storing the muffins:

  • Bake the muffins for 23-28 minutes or till you possibly can insert a toothpick in a muffin and it comes out clear. These muffins are very moist so a couple of crumbs in your toothpick are advantageous.

  • Permit the muffins to chill within the muffin pan for quarter-hour (or till they don’t seem to be too scorching) then place them on a wire rack.

  • Benefit from the vegan zucchini muffins heat or at room temperature. They’re good by themselves or with some vegan butter.

  • Retailer any leftover muffins in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 3 days, within the fridge for as much as 5 days or within the freezer for as much as 1 month. If the crumb topping softens over time, you possibly can reheat them within the oven for 10 minutes at 160°C (320°F) or till heated by.


  1. For the most effective outcomes, I like to recommend utilizing a kitchen scale to measure the components. It is tough to measure flour and zucchini precisely with measuring cups. In case you solely have cups, be sure you do not pack the flour into the cup. As an alternative, use a spoon to replenish the measuring cup and degree it with the flat facet of a knife.
  2. For more healthy vegan zucchini muffins, you should use entire wheat flour or spelt flour and coconut sugar.
  3. For the very best muffin tops, I like to recommend baking 6 muffins at a time in a 12-cup muffin tray. Spacing aside the muffins permits the new oven air to bake them sooner, leading to larger tops. This implies you may must bake the muffins in 2 heaps.


Serving: 1 muffin with out topping | Energy: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fats: 11g | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg

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