Healthy wholemeal banana zucchini muffins in a white muffin tray

Healthy Banana Zucchini Wholemeal Muffins

  • Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Modern


Healthy banana zucchini muffins with chocolate chips an easy recipe made with wholemeal flour perfect for a picky eater


  • 1 medium banana 160g
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1/4  cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 2 zucchini approx 250g
  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup choc chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and prepare a muffin tin. ( you will either need to grease it well or line with muffin liners
  2. In a large bowl mash a banana, add eggs, milk, oil, vanilla and maple syrup and mix well so that the eggs and liquids are well combined
  3. Peel and grate the zucchini
  4. Over a sink squeeze the grated zucchini to remove excess moisture, add the grated zucchini to the wet ingredients
  5. Add the wholemeal flour and baking powder to the bowl, I sprinkle the baking powder over the flour as I am too lazy to sift.
  6. Mix, but not too well, the general rule is to not over mix a muffin, add the choc chips (reserve a few to sprinkle on the top) and again just mix gently
  7. Portion into a  12 regular muffin tray, top with a few of the reserved choc chips (just so the picky eater will definitely see them
  8. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 25- 30 minutes or until golden


  • If your child is not scared of a little green then do not peel the zucchini
  • For the oil make sure you choose one with a mild flavour. Extra virgin olive oil is too strongly flavoured for this type of recipe
  • These muffins freeze well in an airtight container for up to 3 months
  • In regards to the extra sweetener ie. the honey or maple syrup you may be able to get away with less or no extra sweetener. Two of my 3 children actually ate the batch with no added maple syrup. But not my picky eater. She needed the extra sweetness

Keywords: Muffins, Banana, Wholemeal, Zucchini,