whole wheat molasses zucchini muffins

Whole Wheat Molasses Zucchini Muffins


These Whole Wheat Molasses Zucchini Muffins have the greatest texture, thanks to the oil (instead of butter) and they’re moist and beautifully spiced. The molasses-honey pairing is brilliant. Great for texture and flavour balance.

whole wheat molasses zucchini muffins



Whole Wheat Molasses Zucchini Muffins

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Whole wheat molasses zucchini muffins have great texture (they’re made with oil), are moist and beautifully spiced. The molasses-honey pairing is brilliant.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 muffins 1x
  • Category: Muffins & Quick Breads


  • 1 cup grape seed oil or canola oil
  • ½ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or regular whole wheat flour)
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cardamom or nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk the oil with the honey and molasses. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the zucchini.
  3. In a large bowl whisk the two flours, baking soda and baking powder, salt and spices.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir gently until almost combined.
  5. Spoon into prepared muffin tins and bake for about 20 minutes (until the tops feel done when you touch them lightly.)

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  • September 29, 2020


    Just wondering if the type of oil makes a difference. I only have EVO on hand

  • September 23, 2020


    I just made those muffins and they are unbelievably good! Bravo on another winner.

  • August 13, 2020

    Margaret Schedler

    Bridget…thank you for the zucchini muffin recipe. I have been making zucchini bread and zucchini chocolate cake as I have been the lucky recipient of two huge zucchini. I have been looking for a muffin recipe, and would you believe there is not one to be found in all my cookbooks. Silly me, I should have gone right to the computer to check out Crosby’s recipes. I just know this muffin recipe is going to be as delicious as so many of the recipes I have been lucky to find on your site.

  • May 20, 2020


    Can you add berries/ raisins/seeds to these muffins or any muffin recipe. Does it alter the consistency of the batter. Thanks

  • September 17, 2018


    Very good, Would use a little less oil and more cardamom.

  • September 20, 2017


    Bridget, Love the zucchini muffins but is it possible to post the calorie count including the amount of sugar? Thanks so much. I need to reduce my intake of sugars of any sort so knowing how much would help. Thanks so much for your great recipes, I have tried a number of them and have downloaded your e-books.

    • September 22, 2017

      Lynn Purdy

      Nancy, I am glad you liked the Zucchini muffins and other recipes. Here is an estimate on the calories per muffin – 296 and the total carbs per muffin – 37. This is with the yeild of 16 muffins per recipe. I hope this helps with reducing your sugars.

  • August 16, 2017

    Adie Pike

    Bridget: Just want to thank you for posting the whole wheat zucchini muffins…I made them they were extremely delicious !! Very moist,great ingredients, and loved the fact no sugar only molasses & honey which I use a lot of anyway!! Keep on posting great recipes ….. I’ve used a few of them. Regards Adie ??

    • September 6, 2017

      Lynn Purdy

      Adie, I am happy that you enjoyed the muffins. They are a favourite in my house, as well. Keep trying new recipes.

  • September 14, 2014

    marion gerro

    I would like to say that I like molasses as a child and still use it.

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