Easy, quick, and delicious – these Healthy Zucchini Muffins definitely should be on your baking list! Made with simple yet tasty ingredients.
These Healthy Zucchini muffins are made with cheese and chicken ham. If you are not a fan of meat, you can leave the ham out and still have perfectly moist and decadent tasting muffins.
I usually make dessert recipes so this one was really out of my comfort zone, but I think these healthy homemade zucchini muffins turned out pretty great. They are full of flavor, crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside.
These muffins are perfect with cream cheese. I used tomato and basil flavored cream cheese with some spring onion and dill, and it was just perfect. Ideal breakfast or a quick snack on the go. Keeps you full!
How to make these Healthy Zucchini Muffins?
All you need for these muffins:
- Rice Flour
- Olive Oil
- Cottage Cheese
- Chicken Ham
- Salt and Pepper
These muffins are easy to make, and they are ready in no time. The baking time is only 25 minutes and they are ready to eat almost right away. Just follow these four easy steps:
Step #1: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. If necessary, grease the muffin cups with olive oil or any other cooking spray.
Step #2: Mix together grated zucchini, rice flour, olive oil, egg, and cottage cheese until all well combined.
Step #3: Add chopped chicken ham, salt, pepper, and oregano. Stir until all combined.
Step #4: Pour the mixture into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool a bit.
Now your Healthy Zucchini Muffins are ready to be enjoyed!
These Healthy Zucchini muffins are suitable for any celebratory occasion. Serve these muffins with flavored cream cheese and spring onion. My favorite ingredients added to cream cheese are garlic or tomato and basil.
If you are serving these muffins for your guests, I recommend serving with flavored cream cheese and some spring onion. These two things can really elevate the flavors of these muffins.
And if you are interested in serving your guests something sweet and healthy as well, then here are some recipes you might like – Healthy Manhattan Cheesecake, Sugar Free Blueberry Pie, and Rhubarb KETO Pie.
But there are definitely more recipes on this blog for you to enjoy – Vegan, KETO, Gluten free, etc.
These Healthy Zucchini Muffins are absolutely Sugar Free, Gluten Free, and Guilt Free. You can enjoy these muffins as a snack or with a bowl of soup or something else.
Healthy Zucchini muffin recipe customization
If you are not a fan of rice flour then you can definitely use some other flours – oat flour, etc. Or if you don’t mind these muffins not being gluten free, you can also use all-purpose flour. All-purpose flour makes these muffins even fluffier, but they are no longer gluten free.
You can substitute chicken ham with any ham or meat product of your choice or even just leave the meat out. I definitely recommend using cottage cheese, because that is one ingredient that makes these healthy zucchini muffins so special.
For more flavor, you can add blue cheese or feta cheese to the muffin batter. You can also roast some pine nuts or any other nuts, and add them to the muffins. All those little things can take these muffins to the next level.
Just keep in mind not to use too many ingredients, because sometimes less is more. 😉
Healthy Zucchini Muffins
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Should I peel zucchini for muffins?
There is no need to peel zucchini for muffins. The peels give the muffins a nice green color and they will be soft after baking the muffins.
Do zucchini muffins need to be refrigerated?
I wouldn’t refrigerate these zucchini muffins for the first few days. Just put them in an airtight container and enjoy whenever you want. I think you should refrigerate zucchini muffins on a third day if there are any left. 😉
How many calories are in a zucchini muffin?
It depends a lot on what other ingredients you are using in the muffins. This salty Healthy Zucchini Muffins recipe with cheese and ham has 97 kcal per muffin. But it can vary from 90-140 kcal.
For example, if you are using calorie intense ingredients like peanut butter or butter in large amounts the muffins can also be high in calories.
Healthy Zucchini Muffins
per muffin – 97 kcal | 3,6g protein | 8,25g carbs | 5,5g fat
- 150g grated zucchini
- 100g rice flour
- 160g cottage cheese
- 50g olive oil
- 1 egg
- 100g chopped chicken ham
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200C.
- If necessary, grease all cups on your muffin tin with olive oil or any other cooking spray.
- In a bowl, mix together zucchini, cottage cheese, rice flour, olive oil and egg. Stir until all well combined.
- Add chopped chicken ham, salt, pepper and oregano. Mix all together.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown, let them cool and enjoy!