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Sweet Zucchini Muffins With Greek Yogurt Frosting

This zucchini muffin recipe can easily pass for cupcakes and is the perfect way to sneak in a serving of veggies (or two). Keep reading to learn how to make these little bites of - healthy - heaven.

Categories Dessert, Sweets
Difficulty Easy
Keyword sweet pea cupcakes, zucchini cupcakes, zucchini cupcakes recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 176 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (plus more for greasing pan)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 zucchini (10 ounces, 1 1/2 cups), coarsley grated

For the frosting

  • 2 cups full-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray non-stick 12 muffin tin with cooking spray or line with liners.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients.  Stir to combine.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.

  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, and stir until smooth. The batter will resemble a cake-like batter consistency.

  5. Add the shredded zucchini, and fold into the mixture.

  6. Divide batter into prepared tin (I use an ice cream scoop) and bake for 20 minutes, or until tops spring back to the touch or a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  7. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

  8. While muffins are baking, prepare the frosting. Stir together the Greek yogurt, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

  9. Once the muffins are cooled, spread the frosting over the top of the muffins.

  10. To store, refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Zucchini Muffins With Greek Yogurt Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 43IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.