Carrot Zucchini Muffins

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Carrot Zucchini Muffins are deliciously moist muffins flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. These easy homemade muffins are a great way to use up summer zucchini.

Muffins with zucchini and carrots .


There is an abundance of zucchini during the month of August. If you have a home garden, you no doubt struggle to use up all the zucchini your garden produces. And zucchini are super inexpensive to buy this time of year. Zucchini are very versatile in the kitchen. Equally delicious in savory foods and sweets. Scroll down for more zucchini recipes.

These delicious muffins combine 2 garden favorites into 1 delicious muffin. The carrots and zucchini not only add some nutrition, they help keep the muffins moist. If you’re starting to get a hankering for fall spices now that we are entering the tail end of summer, these muffins are perfect. The cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in the muffins will fill your house with the most amazing aromas.

Overhead shot of 3 Zucchini Carrot Muffins with carrot sticks.

Carrot Zucchini Muffins are equally good for breakfast or a snack.

Carrot Zucchini Muffins Recipe Tips:

  • Muffins will stay fresh in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days.
  • Can be frozen. Individually wrap them in plastic wrap and then foil.
  • If you like nuts in your muffins, try adding 1/2 a cup of chopped walnuts.
  • There’s no need to peel the zucchini, but you do want to make sure you finely grate the zucchini and carrots. Otherwise they will be crunchy.

Close-up of Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Try These Other Zucchini Recipes:

Muffins with zucchini and carrots .

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muffins, zucchini
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 266kcal
Carrot Zucchini Muffins are deliciously moist muffins flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. These easy homemade muffins are a great way to use up summer zucchini.
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded zucchini, patted dry
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrots, patted dry


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla.
    Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until combined.
  • Stir in zucchini and carrots.
  • Divide batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups.
    Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


No need to peel the zucchini.
These muffins are not overly sweet. If you want more sweetness., sprinkle  a little sugar on top just before you stick the muffins in the oven.


Calories: 266kcal

Adapted from If You Gove A Blonde a Kitchen

Close-Up of 3 Carrot Zucchini Muffins

One thought on “Carrot Zucchini Muffins

  1. One cup of sugar for 12 muffins is WAAAAAAY too much sugar. I used 1/2 cup of brown sugar and left out the white sugar and they were still sweet tasting. I suspect that the 1/2 tsp each of baking powder and soda is chemically wrong but not being an expert don’t remember why. Otherwise, they were good. I like how they rose in the oven and even cracked open on top. If you’re into walnuts, a few chopped walnuts would work.

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