Low in calories and high in nutrients, Zucchini (or courgette as some call them) are our favorite summer squash. The largest zucchini was recorded to be 69 inches long and weigh 65 pounds. That would make a lot of zucchini bread.

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Savory Muffins with Zucchini and Cheese

Health Benefits:

Rich in Vitamins A, C, and K, manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate and copper, zucchini support our immune system while giving us the joy of eating a favorite vegetable. They support our digestion and supply us with antioxidants. They may help lower blood sugar and support eye and heart health.

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RECIPE:  Savory Muffins with Zucchini and Cheese

  • Prep Time:  10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20  Minutes
  • Yield:  12 muffins
  • Difficulty Level:  Beginner/Easy

These zucchini cheddar cheese savory muffins are super delicious, moist and full of flavor. A super easy on-the-go breakfast. 



3 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup plain yogurt

2 tablespoon olive oil (you can sub vegetable oil)

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/2 to 3/4 cup of freshly grated zucchini

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/3 cup shredded Parmesan

1 green onion, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon of fresh chopped thyme


1) Pre-heat 325*, place paper liners in muffin pan, spray paper cups, set aside.

2) In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, set aside..

3) In a separate medium bowl, combine milk, yogurt, egg and oil until well combined.

4) Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just incorporated.

5) Fold in zucchini, cheese, sliced onion and thyme, mix until combined. (Batter is very thick)

6) Using an ice cream scooper or 1/3 cup measuring cup fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

7) Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Allow the zucchini cheddar cheese savory muffins to cool in the pan for at least 10-12 minutes before removing.

Store any leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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7 Speed Stand Mixer, Blue

Acknowledgement:  Home Baking Association
Cottage Core Home would like to thank and acknowledge The Home Baking Association (HBA) for being a valuable resource who supports home baking