Savoury Zucchini Muffins

I love baking.  It usually involves a lot of chocolate and sweetness.  Today I decided to go for a more savoury flavour in a muffin to change things up.  These muffins offer you a bit more nutrition than what you imagine when you think ‘muffin’.  They are great for breakfast, or even as a side, like a biscuit, with your dinner.

Savoury Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Makes a dozen muffins


  • 1 cup whole kamut flour (or wholewheat flour)
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 200 ml regular almond milk or soy milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 100 ml sunflower oil
  • 2 zucchini, grated
  • a handful (about 10) fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF and oil a 12 cup muffin tray or line with liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, combine wet ingredients.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until partly combined.  Do not overmix so as not to make the muffins tough.
  • Add the zucchini and basil and fold through.
  • Spoon into muffin trays and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden. Remove from trays and let cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  1. I absolutely love everything with zucchini, but rarely get around to baking with it. Thanks for the reminder to get the zucchini out of the saucepan and try some new things!!

  2. Really like that you completely went savory with a muffin; including pepper. Looks great. Planning to buy some kamut to try this one out 🙂

    • Thank you! Yes, I was craving something savoury, can you tell!? If you have whole wheat flour, that’s also an option. Thanks for stopping by!

      • I actually grind my own flour (when I have the time!) and I’m honestly looking forward to trying out kamut. Never used it before except as a puff. 🙂
        Thanks for the tip!

      • Wow, that’s wonderful! I must try that myself…:)

  3. I love zucchini bread, but I’ve never had zucchini muffins. These look wonderful Sophia! Celeste 🙂


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