Monday, June 12, 2017

Zucchini Matcha Muffins

Do you love muffins? I know I do!

But they don't tend to fill me up. I can easily scarf down 3-4 normal homemade muffins with my morning coffee. And then need to force myself to stop. the. madness.

I wanted to create a muffin with a little more oomph! aka. protein.

It was about time use up the leftover shredded zucchini in my freezer and I found this recipe on Pinterest that looked like a promising place to start for my concoction.


Looking for a muffin with a nice protein kick? Try these zucchini matcha muffins from @EnjoytheCourse.

Zucchini Matcha Muffins

Takes , serves 6.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 oz of shredded zucchini, squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour*
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder*
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 6-cup muffin pan. 
  2. In a small bowl combine eggs, lime juice, zucchini, oil, sugar, and matcha powder.
  3. In a large bowl mix flours, protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Pour in the wet ingredients and mix until moistened.
  5. Distribute evenly in 6 muffin cups. They will be full. 😊
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
These turned out to be the best muffins I've baked in a long time! Just one muffin actually filled me up. I cut the sugar quite a bit from the original recipe, so these aren't overly sweet, either. However, I may have over-baked them a tiny bit because they were a little on the dry side, but I actually really liked that. They were perfect with coffee. :)


I used vegetable oil, but next time I'll probably use melted coconut oil instead to make these even healthier.

To make them a little sweeter, you could probably add in some chocolate chips and/or shredded coconut. I'll definitely try experimenting with some add-ins next time.

Like this recipe? Pin for Later.


What are your favorite ingredients to add into a muffin?
Do you ever find a recipe on Pinterest just to tweak it into your own creation?

I'm linking up today with Deborah and Sarah for Meatless Mondays.
Confessions of a Mother Runner

*These amounts are approximate. In a 1-cup measuring cup, I added a serving of vanilla protein powder and then added enough whole wheat flour to fill up the cup.

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32 comments:

  1. You go girl! They look great.
    I am so lazy about cooking right now..if it has more than 5 or 6 ingredients I can't even lol

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    1. LOL. I should probably stick to those kind of recipes, because I'm the slowest cook ever! This came together pretty quickly, though.

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  2. I can totally eat more than one muffin in one sitting because they are SO good!!

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    1. I'm not sure I've ever eaten only one muffin. Until this batch. :)

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  3. I don't usually meet a muffin I don't like! Love the zucchini in here thanks for linking up for meatless Monday

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    1. Muffins are just a little bit of perfection, aren't they?!

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  4. Those sound so good! I am currently obsessed with making "superhero muffins" from the RunFast, Eat Slow cookbook. They also have zucchini, plus carrots, almond meal, and oats to help fill you up.

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    1. Those do sound very filling! I should probably get that cookbook; I've heard great things.

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  5. I seldom ever follow a recipe as written LOL I always tweak it a bit ;-) Question...what is Matcha? (I have no clue...)

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  6. These look great! I love muffins too but agree they are usually not very filling.

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    1. Exactly! But for me it's also a mental thing. Even if it's filling, if the muffin is small, then I don't think one is enough. ;)

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  7. Well, I know zucchini bread is delicious so I imagine this would be, too! Thanks for sharing! We haven't made muffins in quite some time.

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  8. Those sounds really good! Love the flavor combinations.

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    1. I especially liked that these weren't overly sweet. Sometimes I want a sweeter muffins, but sometimes it just doesn't hit the spot. These are perfect for when you don't feel like a sweet muffin.

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  9. These sound amazing! I'll have to come back to this later in the summer when zucchini is in abundance!

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  10. Oh my gosh, these look delicious!! I'll have to add this into rotation!

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  11. It's been soooo long since I've had zucchini muffins - now I need to make some ASAP!

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  12. These sounds so good! It's hard to eat just one sometimes!

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  13. I love how easy muffins are to make, but I have difficulty avoiding the temptation to eat more than one of them at a time.

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    1. Me, too! Seriously, who eats just one muffin?! (though I've been trying with these)

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  14. I love zucchini and wouldn't have thought to put them in a muffin! They look great!

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    1. I like zucchini pretty much every way - raw, sauteed, baked, in breads & muffins. :)

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  15. I love muffins! I've never used matcha before, I don't think...these look great and I need to try it! I'm about anything with protein.

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  16. The only way I'll eat Zucchini is in bread form, and these look fabulous! I so wish I had a garden with some growing in it right now!!!

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    1. LOL! I love zucchini in so many ways. :) You should try these muffins - even if the zucchini is bought at the store. ;)

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