Our family's favorite muffins! Great for school lunches. Just don't tell my picky eaters that these contain a green vegetable!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 muffins
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Combine brown sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Beat on medium-high speed for 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in oil, applesauce, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and lemon extract until incorporated.

  • Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Blend into the brown sugar mixture. Stir in zucchini and poppy seeds.

  • Pour batter into the lined muffin cups. Fill any empty muffin cups with water.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center come out clean, 17 to 18 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If using dark nonstick pans, reduce baking temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 30.2g 10% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 20.7mg 7% DV; sodium 149.4mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2019
my husband and myself loved these muffins they were moist and so good..I make a dozen muffins and with the rest of the batter I made a zucchini load it also was great. will be making this recipe again for sure..thank you Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2019
most were not fond of these... Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2019
I think that the applesauce made them especially moist. I used lemon extract along with the zest and the lemon flavor was perfect. I recommend these and will use this basic recipe to experiment with. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2019
most were not fond of these... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2019
my husband and myself loved these muffins they were moist and so good..I make a dozen muffins and with the rest of the batter I made a zucchini load it also was great. will be making this recipe again for sure..thank you Read More
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