Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

November 16, 2014
3 Ratings
  • Makes 18 muffins
Author Notes

These muffins are packed with veggies, but all you'll taste is how moist and chocolate-y they are! —CakePants

What You'll Need
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (plus extra for the top if desired)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour the cups of a muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the margarine and sugar. Add the egg and mix until incorporated. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add these combined dry ingredients to the mixer bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients, squeezing out and discarding as much water as possible from the grated zucchini before adding.
  3. Portion the batter into the muffin pan, filling each cup no more than 3/4 full. Sprinkle 3-4 extra chocolate chips on top of each muffin, if desired.
  4. Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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  • purduetina
  • Susan
  • CakePants

3 Reviews

Susan March 18, 2020
Does 'pumpkin' in this recipe mean, canned pumpkin puree? If you are using homemade puree/fresh pumpkin, what else needs to be added?
purduetina August 18, 2015
It was way too hot to turn on the oven today, but I was so excited to use the first zucchini of the season I did some baking anyway! This was great! I used homemade apple butter from last fall since I didn't have any pumpkin (and left out the water). I have a small a question: when you say 'stir in remaining ingredients' in step 2, do you mean pumpkin, zucchini and water? Or should the pumpkin and water be added earlier? Thank you!
CakePants August 18, 2015
The remaining ingredients to be added at that point are the pumpkin, zucchini, water, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Thanks for asking!