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Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Muffins

Super moist lemon poppy seed muffins with zucchini are healthier than the coffee shops and just as tasty!

You guys, I’ve finally figured out how to limit myself to one muffin! Key: make them jumbo-size! And I don’t know of a better way to wake up than with a JUMBO Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Muffins!

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Sweet & Savory Jumbo Breakfast Muffins

These two amazing jumbo muffin recipes will make your breakfast amazing! The sausage breakfast muffin and the lemon poppy seed zucchini muffin are both easy gluten-free winning recipes.

Can’t decide which one to make? Check out this fun video to decide.

You might be thinking if muffins are a healthy breakfast option, after all, jumbo muffins can seem a bit… jumbo. The truth is that you can make these in a regular muffin tin as well, but you’ve been asking for a jumbo muffin recipe – so here it is!

Both recipes are made with oat flour instead of regular baking flour and yogurt instead of oil so they yield an incredibly moist, hearty, and satisfying muffin.

Apple Sausage Breakfast Muffins

Tasty recipes like these are also found in our Classic Meal Plans for your other meals. Because we all know that half the battle is to get organized in our shopping and meal pre, our plans include just that! Less time planning, more time enjoying your food.

But really, these muffins are awesome.

Healthy Lemon Zucchini Jumbo Breakfast Muffins.

They are freezer friendly muffin recipes that will ensure no batter goes to waste. Freeze these muffins before or after you bake them for a convenient breakfast option.

The Cheddar Apple Sausage Muffin is loaded with sautéed sausage, chopped apple, and sharp Cheddar cheese. Since it’s our “savory” muffin, this recipe has no added sugar or sweetener! I know we are calling it a breakfast muffin but it could totally be enjoyed for lunch or dinner served with a side salad.

Sweet and Savory Apple Sausage Jumbo Breakfast Muffins

The Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Muffin is a pretty sweet way to get in a few extra veggies. If you’ve never used zucchini in a baking recipe before, don’t worry. Zucchini has a mild flavor and adds moisture to this incredible muffin.

Sweet and Savory Apple Sausage Jumbo Muffins.

Don’t skimp on the lemon zest because they make these jumbo muffins smell and taste, incredible! It’s almost like eating dessert for breakfast. Of course, you can substitute the sugar with the sweetener of your choice, honey, agave, maple, and even stevia.

Sweet and Savory Apple Sausage Muffins! Great for a healthy snack or quick breakfast bite!

Having a hard time choosing which one to make? Make them both! I know I am!

APPLE CHEDDAR SAUSAGE JUMBO MUFFINS

Sweet and Savory healthy apple sausage muffins!
  • Author: MOMables - Laura
  • Yield: 8-10 jumbo muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 8oz breakfast sausage
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 3 cups oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt or low-fat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup apple, chopped
  • Fresh chives, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, add oil and sauté onion until translucent and tender. Add sausage and break up until cooked through—about 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool while you prep the batter.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pepper.
  4. Separately, whisk together yogurt, coconut oil, and eggs.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet until just combined—don’t overmix!
  6. Stir in about ¾ cup of the cheddar cheese (reserve some for the tops!), apples, and cooked sausage mixture.
  7. Transfer to a jumbo muffin tin and top with chives and additional cheese. (I use 2 scoops of a regular sized ice cream scoop or about ½ cup)—fill the muffins almost to the top, but not all the way!)
  8. Bake 5 mins at 400F, and then lower to 350F and bake 20 minutes. They are done when tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool slightly before popping them out of the tin and enjoying.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 361
  • Fat: 19
  • Carbohydrates: 29
  • Protein: 18.5

 

Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Jumbo Muffins

Sweet and Savory Lemon Zucchini Jumbo Muffins.
  • Author: MOMables - Laura
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 - 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 - 37 minutes
  • Yield: 8 - 10 jumbo muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 – 2/3 cup sugar or sweetener of choice, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups whole milk yogurt or low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon juiced, optional
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • Decorating sugar for topping, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Separately, whisk together yogurt, coconut oil, lemon zest, and eggs.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet until just combined—don’t overmix!
  5. Stir in the grated zucchini last.
  6. Transfer to a jumbo muffin tin, sprayed with cooking spray. (I use 2 scoops of a regular sized ice cream scoop or about 1/2 cup)—fill the muffins almost to the top, but not all the way!)
  7. Bake 5 mins at 400F, and then lower to 350F and bake 20-22 minutes. They are done when tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool slightly before popping them out of the tin and enjoying.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 muffins
  • Calories: 261
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Protein: 7 g

 

 

Sweet and Savory Muffins in a easy lunchbox! These are great for breakfast, a snack, or even for a quick lunch. Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Muffins are a great mid-week snack and a hit with kids! These jumbo muffins are a great way to get extra vegetables into your kids' diet! Sweet and Savory Jumbo Muffins! Lemon Zucchini and Apple Sausage muffins are a great healthy alternative to traditional breakfast muffins! Apple Sausage Breakfast Muffins in a easy lunchbox! These are great for breakfast, a snack, or even for a quick lunch.

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

Zucchini Taco Boats (gluten-free, grain-free & a vegetarian option!)

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

What’s your family’s favorite vegetable? For us, it’s zucchini! It’s a vegetable I feel good cooking because I know my kids will actually eat it. Don’t you love when that happens?

This summer we’ve been enjoying lots of zucchini since it’s so fresh, especially where we live in south Louisiana. Our favorite zucchinis are the ones my mom sends us from her garden. There really isn’t anything quite like garden-fresh vegetables! Especially when you know they’re grown with lots of love.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Since my kids love zucchini so much, I’ve learned to prepare it in my different ways, from baked parmesan zucchini to zucchini chips to (our favorite!) zucchini spaghetti noodles. This Zucchini Taco Boats recipe is one I can add to my list now!

This is an easy dinner that’s ready in about 45 minutes and packed with vegetables. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, and can be made vegetarian if you choose to use beans instead of ground meat. All the flavors you love about tacos stuffed into fresh zucchini – the whole family will love it.

I hope you get to make this dinner soon; it’s easy, healthy, and so delicious. Let us know what you think!
These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

Zucchini Taco Boats (gluten-free, grain-free & a vegetarian option!)

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 zucchini boats
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • Oil for cooking
  • 4 zucchini
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey, or 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, canned or frozen
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • Salsa and cilantro for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9×13” casserole dish.
  2. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise. Use a spoon or a melon baller to scoop out the flesh in the middle of each zucchini. Place zucchini in the casserole dish.
  3. In a large skillet, warm a little oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeño; cook for 5-7 minutes, until the onions becomes translucent.
  4. Add the beef/turkey or black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, chili powder and cumin; stir to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the meat (if using) is thoroughly browned, breaking up any large chunks. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Scoop the mixture into each zucchini half. Sprinkle the zucchini with cheese.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, until the cheesy is bubbly and starting to brown. Serve with salsa and fresh cilantro.

 

10 these zucchini parmesan waffles are great for dinner or a delicious healthy school lunch!

Zucchini Parmesan Waffles

Looking for a way to make zucchini a little more fun? We've got your answer. Zucchini Parmesan Waffles!

Looking for a way to make zucchini a little more fun?  These Zucchini Parmesan Waffles are a cheesy and delicious way to add a few more veggies to our meals.

these parmesan zucchini waffles are perfect for dinner or even for a healthy school lunch!

When it comes to getting kids to be adventurous eaters, you sometimes need to think outside the box.  While waffles may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking for new ways to serve zucchini, we think it couldn’t make more sense.  By taking something fun and easy, like waffles, and adding familiar flavors, such as parmesan and Italian seasoning, the zucchini seems a little less intimidating.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

The batter for these waffles comes together easily, but you will need to plan ahead to let the zucchini drain for 30 minutes before using.  This is an important step, as it eliminates excess water that may cause your waffles to be soggy, or not hold together. Just watch this quick video to see how easy they are to make.

Pack these waffles in your child’s lunch box, or serve as a side at dinner.  Leftovers can be stored in the freezer to be used at another time.

For more recipes, to help you serve veggies in new, fun ways, check out our meal plans. They are filled with easy and creative ways to feed our families real food.

Zucchini Parmesan Waffles

these zucchini parmesan waffles are great for dinner or a delicious healthy school lunch!
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (roughly 2 medium zucchini)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Oil or non-stick spray for waffle maker

Instructions

  1. Place the shredded zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with about 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  2. Let the salted zucchini sit for about 30 minutes, rinse with cold water, and press out as much of the moisture as possible.
  3. Alternatively, ring out zucchini inside a clean kitchen towel to remove excess water.
  4. Preheat your waffle maker to a medium setting (if available).
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and 1/4 cup of the grated Parmesan.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the flour with Italian seasoning.
  7. Combine the egg and milk mixture with the flour mixture.
  8. Once the batter is thoroughly mixed, add in the grated zucchini until everything is well combined. Spray or coat your waffle iron with oil.
  9. Place rounded tablespoons of the batter on the waffle iron, leaving room for the fritters to spread slightly.
  10. Close the lid and cook until lightly browned, about 3-5 minutes.Serve warm and sprinkle waffles with remaining parmesan cheese.

Notes

To make these gluten-free, substitute the all purpose flour with all-purpose gluten-free flour 1:1. We tested it with Cup4Cup, King Arthur Flour AP GF flour, Pamela’s blend and Nanamaste. They all worked well.
Adapted from Yahoo Food.

 

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