Zucchini Cornbread Muffins

Zucchini Cornbread Muffins

Autumn is in my thoughts these days and along with it comes the desire for comfort food like chili and cornbread. Our garden is dwindling now ( even though it is still n the 80’s here) and the zucchini is coming to an end. But these zucchini cornbread muffins are a great way to use one what is left of out favorite vegetables. A great addition to a hot bowl of chili too. You can find my chili recipe here

 zucchini cornbread muffins

What You Need

1 1/2 Cups flour

2/3 Cup sugar

1/2 Cup cornmeal

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 Cup milk

1 Cup zucchini (cleaned, seeds removed and grated) one large zucchini

2 Eggs

1/3 Cup vegetable oil

3 Tbsp. butter (melted, not hot)

2 Mixing Bowls


Muffin baking tin

Wire cooling rack

Nonstick cooking spray or cupcake liners

Before You Start- Preheat oven to 350°, prepare your muffin tins with paper liners or nonstick cooking spray and melt your butter in a saucepan over medium low heat or in the microwave. Set aside to cool.

Lets Make It! In a bowl combine, flour, sugar cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir together to combine. In another mixing bowl whisk together milk, zucchini, eggs, butter (cooled) and vegetable oil. Slowly add wet mixture to dry mixture whisking to combine as you go. Fill muffin tin cups about half full. Place on center rack in your oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and pass the toothpick test for “doneness” ( insert wooden toothpick in the center of the muffin, if it comes out clean it is done, if not continue to cook one minute at a time until it comes out clean).

Serve hot with butter or honey

Makes about 12

*Katies Tid Bits- Want less sugar? Use 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 Cup sugar substitute

Thank you all for your well wishes, my back is still hurting but a trip to the doctor confirmed what we already knew ( hubby and I are master diagnosticians, LOL) The arthritis in my lower back is now accompanied by sciatica! Pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often due to degeneration of an inter- vertebral disk ( arthritis). :-(  Heat, rest and possible physical therapy are all I can do with the occasional over the counter pain medicine. unfortunately I can’t take anti- inflammatory so healing takes longer. I appreciate your thoughts, prayers and sweet comments. Bloggy friends are the best!!!

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  1. Sorry about your back and the arthritis, the older we get, the more likely it is to be a problem. I don’t know about you, but I’m sure not gettin’ any younger. Hope it gets to feeling better.

  2. I hope you feel better doll, things like that are never easy and they seem to creep up and the worst times. But, I hope all gets better. I do love muffins :))) Have a gorgeous week. *hugs* to you xx

  3. Love corn bread and never would have thought to add zucchini to it. But this sounds delicious and pinning to try. Thanks Katie. I don’t have arthritis, but I have had sciatica and know how painful that can truly be. My heart goes out to you on this and truly hoping you begin to feel better soon.

  4. Don’t you love when you go to the doctor and you have already diagnosed yourself and they have the same opinion! :) Hope you get some relief soon.

  5. Another Catherine (but with a c) has a blog on who she naturally treated her Rheumatoid arthritis, maybe you can apply some of what she did to help with your arthritis. a-well-nourished-life.blogspot. com It couldn’t hurt anything! I hope you start feeling better soon!

  6. Poor you, there is nothing worse than back pain. It’s a wonder, and a credit to you, that you’ve been able to make these wonderful muffins at all!
    Looking forward to trying the recipe out!

  7. I’ve never been a fan of any kind of squash, but zucchini has grown on me. Well, not literally.

  8. Chilly weather does bring with it some great eats!! These look delicious.

  9. debby9972 says:

    Those sound yummy!!!

  10. These look delicious! =)
    I love zucchini in recipes!!

    Have a great week!

  11. Thanks for the yummy recipe! I’m just catching up with you. I’m so sorry, about your back, Katie-kins! Praying for you!

  12. I am sorry that you continue to have back problems Katie but I pray that you will get a break real soon. I am also having health issues and it is not easy but I am fighting on. Guess what? I love cornbread and it is great to see this recipe featuring cornbread muffins. I know I would love this. Take care my friend and thanks for sharing on Creative Monday.

  13. Little Wandering Wren says:

    I’m hearing there is a glut of Zucchinis in the States at the moment, so I’m sure this would be a popular and yummy recipe!

  14. Hi great recipe I really love it! I featured a modified version that cuts the calories in 1/2 and lowers the total fat! check it out :-)

  15. I made it last Saturday!!!! unfortunately I couldnt found the muffin tray so I used the plumcake one.
    but the result did not change! delish!!!!
    I guess I will be changing the recipe a bit, adding just a pinch of sugar and a little less oil.
    Just love it a lot and I am going to try more recipes from your blog :-)))))

    • So happy you enjoyed it. I do try and share a new recipe every week. Hugs! P.S> I hope you took a moment to enter some of the great giveaways and to share your blog at today’s blog hop. ♥


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