Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  127
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  23 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  29 mg
  • Sodium  132 mg
  • Potassium  58 mg
  • Phosphorus  32 mg
  • Calcium  9 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Zucchini Muffins

Looking for a healthy muffin that helps you slip in some of your daily vegetables? DaVita renal dietitian Eileen shares her recipe for Zucchini Muffins. It's kidney friendly and good for you.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Eileen from California.

Portions: 28     Serving size: 1 muffin


  • 3 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar or Splenda granular sweetener
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cup grated zucchini
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.
  3. In medium bowl, beat eggs slightly. Stir in zucchini, honey, oil, applesauce, lemon juice and vanilla.
  4. Stir liquid mixture into flour mixture just until flour is moistened. Spread evenly in loaf pans.
  5. Grease muffin tins or use paper liners. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 high calorie
  • 1/2 fat


Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Boost protein content to 3 grams by adding 7 tablespoons of your favorite protein powder to dry ingredients.
  • If Splenda is used instead of sugar carbohydrate is decreased to 18 grams and 1 carbohydrate choice.
  • Top muffins with cream cheese frosting and serve for dessert if higher calories are desired.
  • If desired use 2/3 cup applesauce and omit the oil or use 2/3 cup oil and omit the applesauce.



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Zucchini Muffins

1150 says:


the muffins are very good..I like anything with zucchini it it!

Nov. 02, 2012, 1:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

Zucchini Muffins

gmachris says:


The zucchini muffin recipe is very good,the applesauce adds flavor and lowers the fat content of the recipe.

Sep. 11, 2012, 9:39 PM - Inappropriate review?

Zucchini Muffins

kenyon says:


I made this but cut the recipe in half..29 was just way too many.. I got 10 small heavy compacted muffins which didn't taste very good at all..I even added a few tibits of pineapple to the batter for an added flavor. we gave the rest to the birds outside.. they liked it.. sorry.. I followed the recipe completely except for the pineapple

Aug. 09, 2012, 5:29 PM - Inappropriate review?

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