Cornbread Zucchini Muffins are incredibly moist and tender with an irresistible sweet corn flavor. Perfect for a quick breakfast, snack or dunking in a bowl of vegetarian chili.
You may have noticed, we’ve got a thing for zucchini lately.
First, there was this super quick and easy no-cook Southwestern Zucchini Noodle Bowl. Then, we used the toaster oven to broil snackable zucchini rounds and bake cheesy zucchini and lemon ricotta flatbreads.
But the zucchini love doesn’t stop there because we’ve saved THE BEST zucchini recipe for last…Cornbread Zucchini Muffins!
They’re everything you want in a good corn muffin: Lightly sweetened. Tender middles. Crispy edges.
The gorgeous bright green shredded zucchini isn’t just for looks either. It (along with a little yogurt) make the muffins moist without being soggy.
Though my favorite ingredient has to be the whole corn kernels. When you bite into one, there’s an unexpected crunch and then the kernel bursts delivering even more delicious sweet corn flavor.
Best of all, the recipe couldn’t be easier. It uses simple pantry ingredients and just ONE BOWL!
~ Keep scrolling for helpful baking tips after the recipe ~
6 Tips for Your Cornbread Zucchini Muffins
Tip #1: Squeezing the water out of your shredded zucchini is A MUST. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a mushy soggy mess.
Tip #2: For the lightest and most tender muffins use a plain yogurt that has some fat in it.
Tip #3: For a denser cornbread muffin, skip the yogurt. They’ll still be tender but with a heartier crumb.
Tip #5: The muffins won’t be browned when they are ready. Instead look for the tops to be springy and dry to the touch. A toothpick inserted in the center of one should come out clean or with a few crumbs attached.
If you see wet batter, keep baking.
Tip #6: After the first day, store leftover muffins in the fridge or freeze them for later.
There’s no need for butter on these zucchini cornbread muffins. They’re tender and tasty served plain.
But there’s no reason you can’t make your little muffin even more delicious with a smear of salted butter and strawberry preserves!
Looking for more small-batch muffin inspiration?
Check out these easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins from Food With Feeling. They’re light, fluffy, and you can whip up a batch in less than 30 minutes!
These decadent Small Batch Coffee Cake Muffins from Dessert For Two are high on my must-try list. Honestly, how can you go wrong with a cinnamon streusel topping?
If you’re new to baking muffins in a toaster oven take a peek at Our Big Fat Toaster Oven Muffin Experiment. It’s got everything you need to know for baking full-sized and mini muffins in a toaster oven or countertop convection oven.