These Happy Apple Zucchini Muffins are the perfect blend of flavors – sweet, tangy apples combined with nutritious zucchini, all baked into a delightful muffin. They are great for breakfast, as a snack, or even a dessert!

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes | Serves: 12 muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped apples


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the applesauce, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Fold in the shredded zucchini and chopped apples.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 150 || Fat: 4g || Carbohydrates: 27g || Protein: 2g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The combination of apples and zucchini provides a unique flavor profile
  2. These muffins are moist and tender, thanks to the applesauce and zucchini
  3. They are a great way to sneak in some extra veggies into your diet
  4. Perfect for meal prep and on-the-go breakfasts
  5. They are customizable – you can add nuts, seeds, or even chocolate chips to suit your taste

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter, as it can result in tough muffins
  2. Make sure to squeeze out any excess moisture from the shredded zucchini to prevent a soggy texture
  3. Don’t overbake the muffins, as they can become dry
  4. Be careful when chopping the apples – make sure they are small and evenly sized for even distribution in the muffins
  5. Don’t skip the applesauce, as it adds moisture and sweetness to the recipe

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