Cheesy Zucchini Muffins

It is the season for BBQs and picnics, when everyone prepares meals and snacks to share with their family and friends. I have a perfect food item for your next get-together! 🙂

These savoury cheesy zucchini muffins are easy to make and sooo delicious! They can be eaten on their own or served with a light salad. They are also great for breakfast, brunch, snack or light lunch! During the soup season, they are also great to accompany a bowl of hearty warm soup.

As with the cornbread recipe, I opt for a mature cheddar cheese as it adds much more flavour. However, you can choose your favourite kind.

For this recipe, I am using my trusted silicone muffin pans. In this case, there is no need to grease the muffin pans, therefore reducing fats from butter/oil. However, if you are using metal muffin pans make sure that they are greased properly to enable the muffins to pop out easily once baked.

Cheesy Zucchini Muffins

  • Servings: 18 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ideal as a snack or light lunch and also great for picnics or BBQs to share with family and friends


  • 360g all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 200g zucchini, grated
  • 100g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and dried thyme together. Set them aside.
  3. In a jug, whisk the milk, egg and oil together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients onto the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. You may need to add 1-2 tablespoons of water to ensure that all ingredients are wet. The batter should be very thick.
  5. Fold in the zucchini, cheese and spring onions until evenly distributed.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins and bake for 30 minutes or until they re golden brown. A toothpick inserted in the centre of the muffins should come out clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool slightly in the muffin tin before transferring them onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

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