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Zucchini and Date Muffins

These make a great grab-and-go breakfast for the road. You can also make this recipe into a loaf of zucchini bread if you want. Just increase the cooking time to 50-60 minutes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 muffin

  • Calories 145
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Fat 5.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Dietary Fiber 3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 285 mg
  • Potassium 175 mg

This Recipe Serves 12

Ingredients

Cooking spray or 12 paper muffin cups
1/3 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup canola oil
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup old fashioned, rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup chopped, pitted dates
2 cups zucchini, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a muffin tin or line with paper muffin cups. Set pan aside. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine Splenda brown sugar blend, unsweetened applesauce, oil, egg whites and vanilla; mix well. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and dates.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add sugar (wet) mixture to dry ingredients all at once and mix well. 
  5. Stir in zucchini. Equally portion batter among the 12 muffin cups.  
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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