Can zucchini bread be made into muffins? The short answer is, yes, you definitely can!
In fact, if you have some leftover zucchini bread, it’s a good idea to turn them into muffins. That way, you’ll have a healthy and tasty treat to serve for dessert.
Let’s take a look at how you can make muffins out of zucchini bread.
The answer is yes! Since baking zucchini bread follows a similar process and uses the same ingredients as muffins, the recipe can be interchangeable.
This recipe works best if you’ve got an extra batch of zucchini bread you no longer need or want to eat. It’s also an efficient way to make ready-to-eat snacks from available ingredients with less hassle.
Additionally, zucchini bread is a healthy and delicious treat already. Turning your bread into zucchini muffins is an effective way of getting kids to eat healthily without losing excitement about the food.
After all, who doesn’t like freshly baked muffins with the incredible health benefits of zucchini?
The ingredients you need to make zucchini bread are the same as for zucchini muffins. If there’s any major difference, it’s with the temperature you bake them with and how long you let them bake.
You also have more versatility with zucchini bread since it goes well with savory dishes. As for zucchini muffins, it mostly serves as a sweet snack or dessert.
Here are the ingredients for making zucchini muffins:
- All-purpose flour (or wheat flour if you want it to be extra healthy)
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Whisked eggs
- Grated or shredded zucchini
- Butter or coconut oil
- Cinnamon (optional but recommended)
- Vanilla extract (optional but recommended)
Since you’ll be converting zucchini bread into muffins, you can omit the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. You can use chopped or cubed zucchini bread to replace the dry ingredients.
Also, you don’t need to add zucchini, but if you want a bit more, there’s no problem in doing so.
When choosing between butter or oil, think of how you want your muffin to be. Butter gives more flavor to muffins while using oil makes them more light.
Zucchini muffins won’t take you more than an hour and are quite easy to make. They even beat store muffins since they’re cheaper to make.
You’re basically good to go if you know how to make zucchini bread. You just need to increase the temperature and slightly lessen the cooking time.
Here’s how you can turn your leftover zucchini bread into delicious muffins:
- Preheat the oven to 375-400°F.
- Chop your leftover zucchini bread into cube pieces and place them in a medium bowl. One loaf of zucchini bread is worth around 12 muffins.
- Add a bit of salt to the zucchini bread cubes.
- Whisk some eggs in a large bowl and mix them well with sugar and melted butter or oil.
- After whisking, add some cinnamon and vanilla extract.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then mix them well.
- Bake the muffin mixture for 20-30 minutes. You can also use the toothpick method to check its doneness.
- Let the muffins sit for three to five minutes before serving.
If you want some added pizzazz, sprinkle powdered sugar or cinnamon on top of the muffins. You can also put some cream cheese or frosting to turn the zucchini muffins into cupcakes.
Zucchini muffins take slightly less time to bake compared to bread. The average baking time can be anywhere between 20 to 30 minutes.
If you’re baking at 375°F, the muffins should be done in 23 to 28 minutes. If you go for 400°F, 20 to 25 minutes will suffice.
Nobody likes a dry and tough muffin. You’ll need consistent attention to detail if you desire your zucchini muffins to be soft and palatable.
These are the best ways to ensure your muffins are moist and tender:
- Don’t mix your muffin batter too much
- Always separate dry and wet ingredients
- Stick to the recommended cooking time
- Allow your muffins to rest after baking
- Never store your muffins while they’re still hot
Sometimes, it can be hard to resist indulging yourself with sweet treats. Luckily, you can have something sweet, tasty, and healthy with zucchini muffins.
The recipe is simple and easy to follow, especially if you know how to make zucchini bread. It’s even quicker to make if you already have some leftover bread to work with.
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.