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Healthy Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins

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These Zucchini Muffins are full of healthy ingredients. Even small children love them!

This recipe is one of my all time favorite gluten free recipes. As a matter of fact, I always make a double batch whenever I make these muffins because they freeze really well. When I am crunched for time in the mornings, I can grab one out of the freezer, warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds and add just a little butter. If time allows I will make eggs too.  Such an easy, quick, nutritious and delicious way to start the day.

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Healthy GF Zucchini Muffins

This past weekend we had a sleep over with a couple of our small grandchildren. Before I went to pick them up, I made a double batch of these muffins.

Our two-year-old grand-daughter, (who is on a gluten free diet), and our 5-year-old grandson LOVED these muffins. (They called them “cupcakes” – lol). The 5-year-old ate at least four of them in a 24 hour period, and the two-year-old had at least two, maybe three. When offered dessert they asked for one of these muffins instead.  

zuccini muffins

The batter will seem dry and crumbly.

These yummy muffins start by mixing all of the dry ingredients together first: sugar, gluten free flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, potato starch and ground flax. Next, combine eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla with the dry mixture. The mixture will seem dry and crumbly. Now add the grated zucchini, raisins and chopped nuts. Mix all ingredients well. Again, the mixture will seem crumbly.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin (I used stone bakeware), and fill each muffin well all the way to the brim. The muffins do not rise very much at all and are very dense.

zuccini muffins

These muffins do not rise, so fill the muffin cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes, or until the muffins are a golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out ‘clean’ when inserted in the center of the muffins.


Serve with your favorite jam, jelly, or butter.

Since there aren’t any preservatives in these muffins, I store the fresh muffins in an air-tight container in the refrigerator (up to 5 days) or freeze them.



144 cal


11 g


9 g


2 g
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Healthy Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins

Yields 12 muffins

A delicious gluten free zucchini muffin recipe.

15 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup grated fresh zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground flax meal
  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp potato starch
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup pecans


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients: sugar, gluten free flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, potato starch and ground flax.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla.
  3. Add wet ingredients to the dry mixture.(The mixture will seem dry and crumbly.)
  4. Add grated zucchini, raisins and chopped nuts.
  5. Mix all ingredients together well.
  6. Spoon batter into a well greased muffin tin.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes.


Inside view of a muffin.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.

Here’s to eating healthy! 


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  • jj July 21, 2015, 10:20 am
    These really do look delicious and I am certain they are! I too appreciate the gluten free recipe. I love to prepare and cook 'real' food like this, so this is right up my alley. Cheers.
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 21, 2015, 11:21 am
      Hi jj, Yep! This zucchini muffin recipe is one of my favorites and this is the perfect time of year to get fresh zucchini out of the garden! So happy to hear that you enjoy a great gluten free recipe like we do! Thanks for stopping by and dropping us a note! Linda
  • Tammy @ creativekkids April 7, 2014, 10:41 pm
    Love how you have so many GF recipes that taste good as there is such a need for that today. Thanks for linking up with the Tasty Tuesday's Link-up. I have pinned your post to the Tasty's Tuesday's Pinterest Board!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 8, 2014, 10:44 am
      Yes, there is definitely a need to tasty gluten free food! That's why we love sharing all our favorite recipes, because we know it can be hard and depressing eating cardboard like food. Thanks for pinning!

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