Breakfast is one of my absolute favorite meals of the day. I have always been a huge fan of pancakes, waffles, smoothies, omelettes, muffins, french toast, bacon and eggs… I could go on and on. When I was younger, I would beg my mom to let me make breakfast on Saturday mornings, and I quickly became an expert pancake and omelette maker. My specialty was chocolate chip peanut butter pancakes, smothered in butter and syrup. Not the healthiest meal, but oh so delicious! I have a sweet tooth bigger than the state of Texas.
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Over the past few years, I’ve experimented with “healthy” recipes for various breakfast foods. I love making protein pancakes (you need to try this recipe) and veggie egg scrambles (like this recipe), but I never found a recipe for healthy muffins that I loved. I tried many recipes. Just ask Isaac and he can attest to the multiple attempts I’ve made to find one that was perfect. I almost gave up hope when I had an epiphany. Why not make a muffin with zucchini. My mom makes zucchini bread, and it’s so moist and flavorful, so I thought “why not” and this recipe was born.
I decided to make a sort of hybrid version of banana bread, zucchini bread and a blueberry muffin, and I’m so happy with the results. Isaac tried them and said they were the best “healthy” muffins he’s tried, because they don’t taste healthy. One of our friends said he loved how you can tell it’s good for you, but it still tastes amazing. So, with the approval of my two taste testers, I present you with the best Blueberry Zucchini Muffins you’ll ever make.
1/3 cup Truvia baking blend (a mix of stevia and sugar)
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup egg whites
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350F. Line cupcake tin with silicone liners, and spray the bottom of the liner with cooking spray. This will help the cupcake slide out easily without sticking.
Whisk the whole wheat flour, almond flour, oatmeal, salt and baking soda together in a medium bowl.
Mash bananas in a large bowl, then whisk in the zucchini, blueberries, Truvia baking blend, egg whites, coconut oil, applesauce and vanilla until blended. Add the banana zucchini mixture to the flour mixture and stir until the flour mixture is moistened, but do not over-mix.
Scoop out 1/4 cup of the mixture into the prepared liners, or fill until 3/4 of the way full.
Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let them cool in the pan for 3 minutes, then remove from the pan and take off the liners. Finish cooling on a wire rack.
Enjoy warm or cold. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
What a great idea! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Wow, zucchini, bananas and blueberries? These sound fantastic!!! Great post and thanks for sharing.
Thank you Carrie!! The combo is amazing, for sure!
These look so yummy!! So I can actually have muffins that are semi-healthy?! Heck yes! Thanks for sharing, lady! xoxox, Kayla http://www.lostgenygirl.com
I know right?! A healthish muffin is a win in my book!
YUM! Those look so good! I grew up with my mom making zucchini bread and with my food allergies I can’t eat it anymore, and man do I miss it!
Thank you Katie! You can always replace the zucchini with shredded carrot or another banana. :)
Wow—looks delicious! I’ll have to share this with my middle daughter who loves to bake :D
Awesome! Thanks for sharing :)
There is so much goodness going on with these muffins! I love blueberry banana bread, and I love zucchini bread, but for some reason I never thought to combine them! I need to go pick up some zucchini and fix that asap!
I know! I don’t know why I never thought to combine them before this. And yesss! You need to try the recipe- you’ll LOVE it.
That looks delicious! I was eyeing some blueberry at the grocery store last week but did buy them-but now I think I’ll have to get them and give this a try!
Thank you Brittany! The blueberries right now are SO GOOD. I love summer fruits!
we love muffins at our house! I can’t wait for the fresh zucchini to start arriving at our door. My neighbors always plant a lot of it and then we get blessed with it after they have eaten their fill.
That is awesome! I love home grown produce. I can’t wait to have a backyard where I can grow my own fruits and veggies.
These look so good and actually pretty healthy! I’ll have to try these, thanks for the recipe!
Thank you!! I know you’ll love them :)
These sound amazing! I will most definitely be making these in the very near future. Thanks for sharing, I pinned this recipe.
Thanks for sharing!! I know you’ll love them, fo sho.
These sound so good! I grow zucchini in my garden and will be supporting local blueberry growers this week so two of the main ingredients will be farm fresh. I’ve pinned it and plan to try it soon. Thanks for sharing!
I am so jealous!! I wish I had a backyard garden. I’m going to a local farmer’s market soon, and I can’t wait to get some more yummy produce. Let me know how they turn out!
This is a great use of zucchini! I love finding sneaky ways to get veggies into mine (and my partner’s) diet. Hehe!
Thank you Dylan! I am the same way. I love sneaking spinach into my smoothies too!
i have made muffins with zucchini before but not with blueberries in this…sounds like a perfect summer snack..
It definitely is! I love using fresh produce during the summer. The fruits are so flavorful and delicious!
This looks amazing. My kiddos will love these. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Angela!
I love blueberry muffins!! Hope I can’t taste the zucchini in them!