Low Sugar Zucchini Muffins

Is that the funniest name for a veggie or what? Thank goodness for spell check, because I have about as much success spelling this word as I do mhyyr, myrhh, myrrh! Well, we didn't plant a single one. Not this year. I never have anything but bad luck with zucchini and besides, those who do have success have sooo much success that they are begging me to take it off their hands. So even I have it coming out my ears. What to do with it? I personally like it. My kids think it is slimy poison. They do, however love zucchini muffins.

Muffins can be a great addition to your low sugar breakfast menu. Have you ever seen on Pinterest a caption like: Finally, a zuchhini bread that doesn't call for three cups of sugar? I always giggle at that. Cuz guess what, just because it calls for it does not mean you have to actually use it. But for those who have an absolute need to follow directions to the letter, feel free to pin this and write: Finally, a zuchiine, zuchinni, zuchhhiiiinnini, zucchini bread recipe that doesn't call for three cups of sugar!

Zucchini Banana Bread/Muffins

4 large ripe bananas
2 cups shredded raw zucchini
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 cup sugar (I use evaporated cane sugar or Muscovado Sugar).  
4 eggs from the back yard
2 t baking soda
2T baking powder
4 cups flour (Freshly ground whole wheat...I use a mix of hard white and soft white)
I would say chocolate chips are optional, but are they really? I use these wonders...just a few.
  • Beat the bananas into submission.
  • Add the zucchini, you just have to add it, you don't have to spell it.
  • Add soft or melted butter and the coconut oil.
  • Then put in One, yes just One cup of sugar!
  • Beat it all until creamy and add eggs as you curse the rooster who is highly overprotective of them...stay tuned for chicken and dumplings! 
  • Add the powdery substances and mix until just combined. If you over mix, you may get rocks instead of muffins.
  • Add chocolate chips if desired.
  • Makes 24+ muffins or 12 muffins and one loaf or two loaves or dozens and dozens of mini muffins, but who has time for that?
  • Bake at 350 for 15-17 min until the tops are firm. The loaves will take about 45 min, possibly more. I know, I am so specific. I can tell you that if you forget the loaf while you mix up smoothies and feed a crowd, it will get slightly overdone. OOPS!

I love muffins for breakfast. I can mix them up at dinner and if I can keep everyone from eating them for dessert, then we have a speedy quick meal. I love to serve with chocolate milk or Orange Julius.

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  1. I'm one of those silent readers. I've really enjoyed your blog but I have to comment on this - up there where you have intentionally misspelled zucchini a few times... you misspelled it in the last iteration too. Not zuchinni but zucchini.

    This is one of those words I can never get right on the first try either! Thanks for the recipe. :)

    1. Thank you for choosing not to remain silent any longer! I have fixed it and now will hoepfully never forget again how to spell that darn squash! :)

  2. Perfect timing!! My neighbor just gave me some zucchini and I got out my muffin recipe. Dismayed since I didn't have enough sugar--and didn't really want to use 3 cups anyway. Can I use doterra's fractionated coconut oil for the recipe?

    1. It is my understanding that fractionated coconut oil is missing the fat that is ideal for cooking. Plus, it would be super expensive. If you do not have regular coconut oil, you could just increase the butter. 1/2 c applesauce would also make a good substitute. I hope you enjoy!

  3. Yummy! That looks really good too. My family always grows zucchini and it does seem to produce like crazy!

  4. Those sound yummy! I will have to try this recipe.

  5. Thank you for this recipe! We are just now getting in a crop of zucchini. The only problem I have is having enough bananas on hand to make this---the kids eat bananas like it's going out of style!

  6. My husband calls Zucchini the carp of the garden because it's so plentiful - sorry that you haven't had success growing it but like you said -somebody will be forcing zucchini on you sometime during the summer (hahahaha). Thanks so much for linking up to “Tuesdays with a Twist” blog hop!

  7. It looks like your zucchini bread was a real treat from the cute photo you shared! The recipe sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  8. I'm just grateful this year to have some zucchini! We don't have a whole lot but we have some. Typically the squash bug and squash vine borer get to them before we do. Thanks for sharing this recipe at the HomeAcre Hop! Look forward to seeing you again tomorrow: http://wp.me/p2urYY-14z

  9. Mmmm…baking with zucchini. Excited for it to be in season here!

  10. There is never a shortage! Enjoy!!!