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The Most Delicious High Protein Zucchini Muffins

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Is this week flying by for anyone else? I need just a few more hours in each day to get everything done. Currently I am working on updating our spare bathroom and my hands are dyed with stain. How do I clean this off my keyboard? I apparently also need more time for baking.

I shared with you last week about all the zucchinis I bought from the Farmer's Market and a little photo of the zucchini muffins I was trying to perfect.

Kodiak cakes, Target, Zucchini muffins

Guess what? The recipe has been tested and perfected and you all were begging for the recipe on Instagram. Here you have it - the best ever high protein zucchini muffins made with Kodiak power cake mix and no added sugar (dark chocolate morsels are optional).

Kodiak cakes, Target, Zucchini muffins

If you have been following for a while, you know that I try to keep track of my macros - proof found in the #WIAW series (linking up here). These little muffins aren't any different. I measured out all of the ingredients, weighted them and added them up. Trust me, you can fit these muffins in with any diet.


For this particular batch, I used one yellow zucchini and one green zucchini. I think they both taste the exact same so feel free to use whichever you want. And as a tip, use a machine to shred your zucchini - I used my stand mixer's attachment.

Kodiak cakes, Target, Zucchini muffins

One of my favorite ways to use oatmeal with baking, or even cooking, is to blend it up into almost a powder. I find that oatmeal in it's original form tends to produce a drier product - I even blend up oatmeal when I make my mini turkey meatloaves. If you haven't tried blended oatmeal for cooking (oatmeal flour), I highly recommend that you do.


See, the blended oatmeal gives a smoother finish to the batter. And to take things up a notch I opted for chopped pecans and dark chocolate morsels (both are optional).


I believe dark chocolate can solve all of the world's problems, so the more the merrier. Even with these added in you can still get this little treat to fit into you diet.

Kodiak cakes, Target, Zucchini muffins

If you are not going to use muffin liners, you will need to spray, spray, spray your muffin tray. You can thank me later for this because once the muffins are done in the oven, they will cool a lot quicker if you place them on a cooling tray. I was going to type out cooling rack but that just sounded dirty. Do you call it a cooling rack or tray? 


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Now look at that beautiful masterpiece. Go, go now and make these!!


High Protein Zucchini Muffins
adapted from Hammertown 

Ingredients:
- 1 very ripe, mashed banana (I used a frozen banana that I thawed)
- 1 cup shredded zucchini (1 large or 2 medium zucchinis)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Kodiak power cakes mix
- 1 scoop protein powder (this is my favorite protein powder)
- 1 cup oatmeal, blended
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
optional
- 1 ounce chopped nuts
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate morsels

Directions:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray muffin tins
- Mix all wet ingredients together, including the zucchini, with a spoon, electric mixer or stand mixer
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl
- Combine dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients
- Stir in optional items such as nuts and chocolate
- Equally portion out batter into a 12 count muffin tray
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown
- Cool on cooling tray until you can't wait any longer

Macros per muffin: 134 calories // 5 grams Fat // 18 grams Carbs // 7 grams Protein

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Kodiak cakes, Target, Zucchini muffins

Do you prefer zucchini muffins or zucchini bread?

*Kodiak Cakes did not sponsor this post. I am just a really big fan of their products. 

4 comments:

  1. Oh wow.. I need these in my mouth... like right now!! They look great. Pinning for this weekend when I have some free time for baking :)

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    1. I've made quite a few batches these past two weeks. I hope you enjoy them!

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  2. These look so good! I love having grab and go snacks like this in my house. I just hope I can steal a few before my husband devours them all!

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    1. Small snacks are so great to have around the house. Those husbands are quick when it comes to food.

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