Zucchini Oat Muffins | TheWorktop.com

Healthy Breakfast Zucchini and Oat Muffins

Course Breads and Muffins, Muffins
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 190
Author The Worktop


  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil (sunflower, canola or vegetable)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (wholemeal)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche
  • 2 medium zucchinis (about 200 grams) - finely grated
  • 1 large carrot - finely grated
  • 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350F / 175 C.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper liners, or grease muffin tin with oil.
  • In a small pan, lightly toast the walnuts in a bit of oil over medium heat for about five minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer on medium speed, cream together the eggs, white sugar and brown sugar, oil and vanilla.
  • Slowly stir in the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.
  • Stir in the creme fraiche, zucchini, carrot and toasted walnuts.
  • For the topping, in a small bowl, mix together the oats and demerara (turbinado) sugar.
  • Fill muffin cups to about 3/4 full.
  • Evenly divide and sprinkle the oat and sugar mixture on top of the muffins. It will look like a lot of oats on top, but the muffin will expand and spread it out.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes. Muffins are done when the top is lightly golden, and a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out mostly clean.
  • Cool for about 5 minutes before removing the muffins from the tin.
  • Serve with cream cheese.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1135IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.1mg