Celebrate Zucchini Bread Day with this Recipe from NTFB’s Nutrition Team

These veggie-based muffins are the perfect healthy breakfast or treat with no added sugar.

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Servings: 12

Total time: 30 minutes


2 cups whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup nonfat milk

1 medium banana, mashed

1 cup honey

1 large zucchini, grated with excess water squeezed out

Non-stick cooking spray (olive or canola)


Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix well.

In a separate medium bowl, add applesauce, oil, milk, banana and honey. Mix well.

Add the applesauce mixture and zucchini to the dry ingredients. Mix well.

Lightly coat muffin pan with cooking spray.

Fill muffin cups halfway full with batter.

Bake 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are browned. To check muffins, insert a knife in the middle. If ready, it will come out clean.

Let muffins cool to firm up or enjoy tender and warm.

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Adapted from onieproject.org; This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education – SNAP-Ed. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.