Saturday, July 25, 2009

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Here I go with my crazy muffin combinations again. Knowing how delicious both banana bread and zucchini bread are, it seemed only natural that a banana zucchini muffin would be a beautiful thing. I compared multiple muffin recipes and came up with a hybrid that seemed like it would do the trick. And it does, my friends. It does.

This muffin is incredibly moist, with a delicate flavor and a great deal of comfort value. It is not super sweet, so it feels like breakfast rather than dessert. It is also jam-packed with nutrition, and you'd never even know.

Banana Zucchini Muffins
makes 12


1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups white whole wheat (or all-purpose) flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup shredded zucchini, moisture squeezed out
2 ripe medium bananas, mashed


1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a muffin tin with reusable (or not) muffin cups or grease and flour the pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, applesauce, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla.

3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients. Stir until just blended. Then stir in the grated zucchini and mashed banana.

4. Divide the batter among the 12 muffin cups (an ice cream scoop works well). Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean. Let cool about 5-10 minutes, then remove from pan and eat!



  1. Thank you, we will (enjoy!).

  2. I just tried this recipe. Smells delicious!

  3. Mine just came out of the oven! I replaced all of the oil with applesauce, used pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon & gluten-free flour. Looks & smells phenomenal and can't WAIT until they cool down enough to try :)

  4. why do you use both baking powder and baking soda? is the applesauce not acidic enough? i like the recipe but my muffins tasted a little like baking soda still.

    i ran out of cinnamon, so i padded it with ginger, and a teeny bit of cloves and allspice. yum!

  5. Awesome recipe thanks!!

  6. The smell is amazing! My son thought I was baking cinnamon rolls. These hybrid muffins are very tasty - I love banana bread and zucchini so the combination is great.