I developed this recipe when I had an abundance of zucchini and wanted a muffin to have with a chicken dinner. These savory muffins are great as a quick breakfast too! They're a hit even with those who think they don't like zucchini!

Pam Ziegler Lutz
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

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  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

  • In another bowl, stir together the butter, egg, milk, zucchini, and garlic until well blended. Mix the flour mixture into the milk mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring between additions, until the flour mixture is incorporated. Fold in the Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, and crumbled bacon, and pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Allow muffins to cool slightly before removing from muffin cups; serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; 8.9 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 444 mg sodium. 15.7 g carbohydrates; 6.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I am the submitter of this recipe. I have just made another batch after receiving a less than stellar review. I followed the recipe exactly and had excellent results, again. My total baking time was 32 minutes. Some pointers to follow when baking anything - allow cold ingredients to come to room temperature (unless the recipe specifically states COLD). Cold ingredients drop the temperature of the batter resulting in longer baking time/underdone baked goods. This recipe calls for milk and an egg. I let mine warm up first (you can cheat here). Remember that oven temperatures vary, but the temp is always hotter at the top and cooler at the bottom. Opening the oven door repeatedly can also drop the temperature by up to 25 degrees. I do have one recommendation - if you use liners, I'd go with the foil type - the cheese in these muffins tends to stick to the paper. These are a moist muffin inside - there is yummy melty cheese all through. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2009
I was really excited to make these sadly they were bland. It needs at least 2 to 3 more bacon slices and maybe and extra 1/2 cup cheddar cheese or even a sharp white cheese added. It also needs a tablespoon of mixed herbs such as rosemary and thyme. I will try these again with these alterations and update my post. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I am the submitter of this recipe. I have just made another batch after receiving a less than stellar review. I followed the recipe exactly and had excellent results, again. My total baking time was 32 minutes. Some pointers to follow when baking anything - allow cold ingredients to come to room temperature (unless the recipe specifically states COLD). Cold ingredients drop the temperature of the batter resulting in longer baking time/underdone baked goods. This recipe calls for milk and an egg. I let mine warm up first (you can cheat here). Remember that oven temperatures vary, but the temp is always hotter at the top and cooler at the bottom. Opening the oven door repeatedly can also drop the temperature by up to 25 degrees. I do have one recommendation - if you use liners, I'd go with the foil type - the cheese in these muffins tends to stick to the paper. These are a moist muffin inside - there is yummy melty cheese all through. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I am the submitter of this recipe. I have just made another batch after receiving a less than stellar review. I followed the recipe exactly and had excellent results, again. My total baking time was 32 minutes. Some pointers to follow when baking anything - allow cold ingredients to come to room temperature (unless the recipe specifically states COLD). Cold ingredients drop the temperature of the batter resulting in longer baking time/underdone baked goods. This recipe calls for milk and an egg. I let mine warm up first (you can cheat here). Remember that oven temperatures vary, but the temp is always hotter at the top and cooler at the bottom. Opening the oven door repeatedly can also drop the temperature by up to 25 degrees. I do have one recommendation - if you use liners, I'd go with the foil type - the cheese in these muffins tends to stick to the paper. These are a moist muffin inside - there is yummy melty cheese all through. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2009
I was really excited to make these sadly they were bland. It needs at least 2 to 3 more bacon slices and maybe and extra 1/2 cup cheddar cheese or even a sharp white cheese added. It also needs a tablespoon of mixed herbs such as rosemary and thyme. I will try these again with these alterations and update my post. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/24/2009
These looked nice but the only flavor was bacon. Certainly not worth the time and ingredients. There are much better recipes out there to use zucchini. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/20/2009
Didn't turn out very well. They were kind of gooey sticky (45 min to bake) and very bland. I will not make again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2009
My husband loves most anything cooked with zucchini but he did not like these muffins. Maybe it was the combination of the different ingredients? Don't know. As to the actual making and baking of them I had to cook them longer than called for. When they were nice and browned and the toothpick came out clean I removed them from the oven only to have them sink. Will not be making them again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/08/2009
Very bland. I should of drained the Zucchini the added moisture from them made these too moist. Needs alot to give flavour. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2009
My family liked these but I wasn't a fan. I thought they were a bit bland. Perhaps adding some chopped jalepeno would jazz these up enough for me to enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2009
These were alright as I had to use frozen shredded zucchini. They were a bit bland until I used some butter and pancake syrup. It turned them almost into a sweet breakfast treat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
They are a little gooey for me.. I tested with a toothpick after 33 minutes and it came out clean so I thought they were done. Now that they are cooled they are gooey. Not sure if it was because I used only 2 T. low fat margarine fat-free cheddar cheese egg beater and Hormel Bacon Bits (50% less fat). Maybe you need the real fat for these to turn out correctly. Sorry Pam I really did want to like them. Read More
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