Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Muffins

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If you love cinnamon, you must try these Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Muffins. Little pockets of melting cinnamon chips make them absolutely irresistible!

Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Muffins - if you love cinnamon, this is the zucchini muffin recipe for you!

I found a bag of shredded zucchini in my freezer that I stashed last fall when we had some extra zucchini. I was darn excited because we love zucchini bread. I made the chocolate zucchini bread earlier this week, which my kids were thrilled about. I wanted to try something new, so I started searching a few of my favorite cooking blogs.

Hearty and flavorful, these cinnamon chip zucchini muffins are a family favorite!

I found this zucchini bread recipe at Real Mom Kitchen right off the bat. Have you ever tried the cinnamon chips that Hershey’s makes? They are amazingly yummy, especially if you like cinnamon like we do.
They can be hard to find, so whenever I see them on the shelves, I stock up. When I saw that this recipe calls for them, I knew I had to try it.
Cinnamon chips make these zucchini muffins extra tasty. You can make zucchini bread if you prefer.
The original recipe is for loaves of bread, but I decided to try them as muffins instead. My whole family loved them! Even the 8 year old that was mad he couldn’t have cereal and said he would rather just not eat. Whatever.
Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Bread or Muffins. My family loves this zucchini recipe!

I tweaked the recipe a bit to make it more healthy, and they were still fantastic! The cinnamon chips do tend to stick to the pan, so I highly recommend using Baker’s Joy, or parchment paper if you make loaves.

Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Muffins

Yield: 28 muffins

Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Muffins

Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Muffins
Cinnamon oat zucchini muffins filled with cinnamon chips.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips

Instructions

Stir together dry ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

Whisk eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, and zucchini together in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and chips and mix well.

Fill well greased or paper lined muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes.

Cool in pans for about 5-10 minutes, then remove and cool on cooling racks.

Notes

-The original recipe called for 1 cup oil and 2 1/3 cups sugar. I lowered those amounts to make them a little healthier.
-Make sure you grease the muffin tins well, these babies are a little hard to get out because the cinnamon chips stick.
-If you want to make bread, it bakes at 325° for about 60 minutes. It makes 2 loaves. Line the pans with parchment paper!


Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins are a family favorite. The cinnamon chip makes this zucchini bread recipe extra yummy!


Have an overabundance of zucchini? Here are a few more recipes to try:

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Pina Colada Zucchini Bread
Cherry Nut Zucchini Bread
Coconut Chocolate Zucchini Cake


Comments

  1. IndianaAnna says:

    I made these muffins today. I had purchased several bags of cinnamon chips and was looking for a recipe that would combine them with the zucchini I had in the fridge. I replaced the oil with 1 cup of unsweetened plain applesauce to make them healthier. They turned out absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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