Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins

Delicious and easy, these Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins are packed with flavor. From the perfect zucchini muffin recipe to the crunchy streusel topping and sweet cinnamon glaze, these are a wonderful treat for breakfast or dessert!

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Delicious and easy, these Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins are packed with flavor. From the perfect zucchini muffin recipe to the crunchy streusel topping and sweet cinnamon glaze, these are a wonderful treat for breakfast or dessert!

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Our summer break is almost over as the kids head back to school next week!

And in true Shugary Sweets fashion, we spend every day of these last two weeks fitting in as much fun as possible. From going to water parks, visiting downtown Chicago…to relaxing at the dunes.

I use the word “relaxing” a little loosely here, because if you’ve ever been to the Warren Dunes in Michigan, you’ll understand that relaxing is not really a good term.

Delicious and easy, these Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins are packed with flavor. From the perfect zucchini muffin recipe to the crunchy streusel topping and sweet cinnamon glaze, these are a wonderful treat for breakfast or dessert!

Hiking up the top takes work, and a bit of strain on the calf muscles. While they don’t look incredibly high, trying to climb a sand dune barefoot is not always easy. It’s like taking three steps up and two steps down as your feet slide in the sand. And don’t even get me started on the temperature of that sand…dear GOD why must it be so hot? Of course all I ever think to wear on my feet is flip flops (not the ideal choice of hiking shoe in sand, eh?).

But, once we get our climbing done, we do tend to relax by the water for the rest of the day. Unless of course someone has to head over to the restroom…then it’s a sprint to see how far you can run in the hot sand before tears start streaming down your face and the bottoms of your feet become blistered in the heat.

Other than that…TOTALLY relaxing 🙂

Know what’s more relaxing? Sitting on your deck watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee and a Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffin in your hand. Yeah, am I right?

Delicious and easy, these Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins are packed with flavor. From the perfect zucchini muffin recipe to the crunchy streusel topping and sweet cinnamon glaze, these are a wonderful treat for breakfast or dessert!

I used my favorite zucchini muffin recipe and added a delicious streusel topping. Of course then I had to top it with a cinnamon glaze, duh! If you haven’t followed me on Instagram yet, what are you waiting for? You could have seen me baking these muffins in action on their “stories” feature.

Also, if you follow me on instagram, you are well aware of my obsessive need for ice cream cones, hahha!!!

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Delicious and easy, these Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins are packed with flavor. From the perfect zucchini muffin recipe to the crunchy streusel topping and sweet cinnamon glaze, these are a wonderful treat for breakfast or dessert!

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Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins

Yield: 18 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

Delicious and easy, these Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins are packed with flavor. From the perfect zucchini muffin recipe to the crunchy streusel topping and sweet cinnamon glaze, these are a wonderful treat for breakfast or dessert!

Ingredients:

For the muffins:

  • 2 cups finely shredded zucchini
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk (I use skim)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp allspice

For the streusel:

  • 1/4 cup quick cook oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a regular sized muffin tin with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine zucchini, oil, butter, milk and vanilla. Mix until blended. Add in eggs. Slowly add in flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and allspice. Mix until well combined.
  3. Using a large cookie scoop, fill muffin tins about 2/3 full.
  4. In a small bowl, combine streusel ingredients with your hands, until a well blended crumbly mixture forms. Sprinkle evenly over muffins.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack before adding the glaze.
  6. For the glaze whisk together the powdered sugar, cinnamon and heavy whipping cream until desired consistency. You may want to add a little extra cream if needed. Drizzle over cooled muffins and enjoy!
  7. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze muffins.

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Delicious and easy, these Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins are packed with flavor. From the perfect zucchini muffin recipe to the crunchy streusel topping and sweet cinnamon glaze, these are a wonderful treat for breakfast or dessert!

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19 comments on “Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins”

  1. Mir

    I grew up in Indy, so we spent every summer heading north to the dunes and the Michigan Lake beaches. My mom loved it, but man, that sand was HOT. I will never forget that. Or partying in Chicago. That part was fun! The food, the museums…happy memories!
    These look amazing. I love zucchini anything, and the fact that these have streusel (another love) is pretty happy!

  2. Going to use this recipe to use up all the zucchini baseball bats that I grew this year! I’m always shocked how big they can get overnight. Always make at least one new muffin each year. Made one from Sally’s baking addiction but this year I’m trying yours!!!!! 

  3. Hope you enjoy your last week of summer – my daughter started school today and I know she would LOVE to nibble on one of these muffins before school! Love that cinnamon glazed, cinnamon-spiked streusel topping – and these have veggies in them to boot! Brain food at it’s finest – right? 🙂

  4. These are SO fun! I would LOVE to start my day with one!

  5. We missed going to the Dunes this year since we moved.  The kids always loved climbing and jumping off the dunes.  Pack socks the next time you go…at least I have heard that is the way to climb the dunes or walk on the burning hot sand.  Of course, I always forgot to bring them, so I don’t know if it works or not.  And holy yum…those muffins have me drooling this morning!  Love the streusel and glaze action going on!!!

  6. Glaze AND streusel?! These look divine! Such a scrumptious use for all the summer’s zucchini!

  7. It sounds like you are having a fun summer!  The crumble and glaze look particularly delicious!

  8. Dear Aimee, I just love the sound of these muffins…perfect treat to have in the morning. The zucchini is a wonderful addition. xo, Catherine

  9. The little sugary topping is always the best part!! These sound SO good! I bet your kitchen smelled amazing after baking these!

  10. I am watching Ina Garten grate Zucchini right now and it made me think of you! LOL here you are again with a great zucchini recipe!! And I am addicted to ice cream right now as well, its just sooo good!!

  11. Those look delicious! I’ve never thought about filling up muffin tins with a cookie scoop before. I love ice cream too!

  12. I am going to have to get on these muffins ASAP! 

  13. Ellie

    Super dry and burned before they cooked through. It certainly seemed like there was waaaaay too much flour – the batter was like bread dough.

  14. Love the cinnamon glaze! I wish I had one along with a cup of coffee right now!

  15. Love the maple glaze. You can use this on so many recipes. I bet it would be yummy on pancakes.

  16. Diane

    Can these be made into a loaf rather than cupcakes??….and can they be frozen??….Thanks

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