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Apple Zucchini Muffins Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This Apple Zucchini Muffins Recipe is a must-make Fall treat! They are tender, fluffy, airy and loaded with homegrown zucchini and chunks of homegrown apples. I love this recipe because it has no added oil moistener in it, but are only moistened by apple sauce. This adds a rich and delicious taste as well as making them super moist. Homegrown produce gives these muffins irresistible natural flavors you simply don't want to stop eating them.

Keyword: Apple Zucchini Muffins Recipe, easy muffin recipe, homegrown apples, homegrown zucchini
Servings: 12
Author: The Farm Girl Blog
Ingredients
  • 1 ¾ - organic all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. – baking powder
  • 1 tsp. – baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. – sea salt
  • 1 tsp. – cinnamon
  • 2 large – home eggs
  • ½ cup – organic sugar
  • ½ cup – organic apple sauce
  • 1 tsp. – pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups - grated zucchini (using Kerian carrot grater)
  • 2 cups - chopped apples
  • Rolled oats (for topping the muffins)
Instructions
  1. Start by preheating the oven to 325 F (163 C) on a conventional setting (or otherwise, preheat to 350 F (180 C). Measure out the dry ingredients and combine them together with a wire whisk. Set aside until ready for use.
  2. Next, rinse, peel, and grate apples using a carrot greater. With a chopping knife, chop the grated apple slivers into even smaller pieces. Then rinse, peel and chop apples into the ¼-inch cube. Set aside until ready for use.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar in a medium bowl for a few minutes or until fluffy and pale in color. Then add vanilla, apple sauce, grated zucchini. Stir in the flour using a spatula (or a hand mixein 3 separate additions until just incorporated. Finally, fold in the chopped apples.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between 12 regular muffin liners. Sprinkle some rolled oats over the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove the baked muffins from oven and let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes before taking them out. Remove them from muffins liners and let them cool completely before serving the kids, as the apple chunks in the muffins may be still hot even though the muffin is cool to touch.
  6. Enjoy with a cup of hot tea or coffee on the cold fall morning!
  7. Freezing/Thawing the Apple Zucchini Muffins Recipe Instructions

  8. Place completely cooled muffins into a container that comes with a lid. Freeze for up to a month.
  9. You can thaw muffins all at once or one at the time. If thawing entire container then place the container on the countertop or pantry for a couple of hours or overnight.
  10. To thaw on a muffin, remove one muffin from freezer container and wrap into food plastic wrap, Ziploc bag, or glass container with a lid. Let it thaw for a couple of hours or overnight. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

I prefer to use parchment paper muffin liners because the batter does not stick to the liner. You can purchase parchment paper muffins on amazon.