Lemon Zucchini Muffins Made in the Blender

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Lemon Zucchini Muffins made in the blender… the perfect go to for kids and adults! These are super easy to make, gluten free and they’ll be done in 30 minutes from start to finish.

These muffins are great to make when you’re looking to use up ripe bananas and zucchini. There is no added flour and only a little bit of sugar added in. Most of the zucchini recipes I have see online have lots of sugar in them, so I was on a quest to develop a recipe with less sugar and more healthy. Now don’t get me wrong…these are not your typical “sweet” cake like muffin. They have more of an oatmeal texture.k.

I adapted this recipe from my blender muffins that have been very popular and added in the lemon burst Original Yoplait yogurt for a lemon flavor. My one year old gobbled them right up. It’s the only way I’ve been able to sneak in her veggies lately. She has all the sudden refused to eat any vegetables. I’m hoping it’s just a phase… but she had no idea there was any zucchini in the muffins, so I call that a win. ;)

Lemon Zucchini Muffins.. delicious, healthy, and done in under 30 minutes!

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I’m super excited to be partnering with Yoplait for this post. The lemon burst yogurt added the perfect flavor. Yoplait has more than 100 different flavors to choose from, so you could definitely try different flavors as well. We’re big fans of Yoplait and it’s a tasty snack I feel good about giving to my children. I also love that they recently reduced the sugar by 25%! More information on Yoplait products can be found here.

Lemon Zucchini Muffins... featuring Yoplait Original Yogurt

Lemon Zucchini Muffins are incredibly easy to make!

To get started you’re going to need to grate your zucchini and gather all your ingredients.

Lemon Zucchini Muffins... grating the zucchini

You’ll want to make sure to remove most the water, so that it doesn’t make your muffins soggy. To do this place it in paper towel or cheese cloth and then squeeze it out.

Lemon Zucchini Muffins.... straining the zucchini

Then place all the ingredients in the blender and mix until combined.

Lemon Zucchini Muffins... ready to be blended!

You can leave the muffins as is, or add a little glaze for some added sweetness and lemon flavor.

Lemon Zucchini Muffins... fresh from the oven!

I added a lemon glaze for half of the muffins and it added the perfect sweetness.

Lemon Zucchini Muffins... drizzling on a lemon icing

Lemon Zucchini Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 23 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2-3 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup (1 container) lemon burst Yoplait Original Yogurt or Greek Yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Lemon glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Extra lemon zest for garnish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a muffin tin with liners or use a silicone muffin pan. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

Combine all the muffin ingredients in a blender. Pulse 10 to 15 times, or until the batter is well combined.

Using a large cookie scoop, or 1/4 cup, add the batter to the muffin pan. You want them about 3/4 the way full.

Bake for 22 to 24 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Transfer to a cooling rack.

For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Add a teaspoon of milk if needed to thin it out. Drizzle over top of the muffins and sprinkle on the lemon zest.

Enjoy!

Lemon Zucchini Muffins... delicious, healthy, and perfect for school mornings!

These muffins are great to keep in the freezer and pop out when you need a quick breakfast or snack on the go. Simply place them all in a ziptop bag and then place in the freezer. Then when ready to eat, place in the microwave for 10 seconds.

Lemon Zucchini Muffins... ready for the freezer to make busy mornings easier!

Beyond the Lemon Zucchini Muffins

I’m super excited to be partnering with Yoplait this year and can’t wait to bring more yummy recipes to you. I had the opportunity the past month to visit the General Mills headquarters for the day and I loved these signs right when you walk in. Aren’t they fun?

Lemon Zucchini Muffins... touring the Betty Crocker Kitchens

We got to tour around the campus and even cook in the Betty Crocker Kitchens. I loved it all in person!

Lemon Zucchini Muffins... our amazing lunch

They also had the most beautiful lunch for us with wrapped sandwiches, delicious dessert, fruit kabobs and of course Yoplait. So fun! :)

Lemon Zucchini Muffins... delicious lunch!

Hope you enjoy this recipe! I’m thinking these muffins and green smoothies will be on repeat the first week of school!

Happy Baking!

Lemon Zucchini Muffins made in the blender... the perfect go to for kids and adults! These are super easy to make, gluten free and they'll be done in 30 minutes from start to finish.

This post was brought to you by Yoplait. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help support I Heart Naptime. 

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Matthew Cetta posted on August 5, 2016 at 9:26 am (#
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    Jamielyn, you and I are going to have to agree to disagree on zucchini. I just can’t get into it. However your photos look awesome and that lemon glaze looks amaze!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on August 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm (#
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      Haha! Fair enough. :)

  2. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) posted on August 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm (#
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    Give me these muffins.  They are amazing!!!  I adore zucchini bread so I know these are incredible.

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts posted on August 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm (#
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    These muffins are amazing!! I love blender muffins and baking with zucchini. I will definitely be trying these soon!

  4. Renee - Kudos posted on August 5, 2016 at 7:16 pm (#
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    A blender is such a clever way to mix up muffin ingredients. Plus I’ll bet the clean up is a lot easier too.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on August 6, 2016 at 8:26 am (#
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      Most definitely! :)

  5. Jenny | Honey and Birch posted on August 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm (#
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    I’m a sucker for zucchini bread – I know I’d be a sucker for these muffins too! Plus I love that burst of lemon flavor!

  6. Dee posted on August 6, 2016 at 3:07 am (#
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    We love zucchini bread, so I’ll definitely have to try the muffins — yum!

  7. Kim Olea posted on August 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm (#
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    These look yummy! One caution, these are only Gluten free if the oats are certified gluten free.  Historically, oats have been easily contaminated because of the way thy are grown and processed and because of the way the field crops are rotated.

  8. Krista posted on August 6, 2016 at 11:47 pm (#
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    I love this! I love they are made in a blender and that you have yogurt in them! A great grab and go breakfast!

  9. Julie Davies posted on August 7, 2016 at 9:55 am (#
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    Adding veg to baking is such a good way in make in roads into your five a day. My little one has gone off everything healthy – this’ll be a great bake for us to make together (and sneak in some good stuff).

  10. Gma Fran posted on August 11, 2016 at 8:10 pm (#
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    These muffins are really good. you need to make sure your bananas are on the ripe side otherwise they won’t be moist enough either to blend or cook. I made the mistake of not real ripe bananas but they still taste fantastic. Thank you Jamielyn for sharing.

  11. K. Austin posted on August 28, 2017 at 1:55 pm (#
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    What substitute can I use for banana? I really don’t like them. Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm (#
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      Hello! I haven’t tried substituting the bananas with another ingredient, but I think applesauce would work in place of the mashed bananas. :)