Yield: 15 muffins

Zucchini Orange Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Zucchini Orange Muffins with zesty citrus flavor and a sweet orange glaze. These muffins are a delicious way to start the day!


For the muffins

  • 1 cup packed, shredded zucchini (about 2 small zucchini)
  • 4 oranges, divided
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

For the glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup of orange juice (from the oranges above)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grate zucchini and set aside.
  2. Zest one orange, and juice all the oranges. You'll need ¾ cup orange juice total, ½ cup for the muffin batter, and ¼ cup for the glaze.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in vanilla extract and egg. Beat in the orange zest and ½ cup of orange juice.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt, just until combined. Fold in the shredded zucchini.
  5. Line a muffin pan with cupcake wrappers or spray with baking spray. Use a large scoop and add batter.
  6. Bake in 425 degree oven for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, reduce heat to 350 (without taking muffins out) and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. While the muffins cool, make the glaze with whisking powdered sugar with ¼ cup orange juice until desired consistency. If it's too thin add a little more powdered sugar. Drizzle over cooled muffins.


  • For today's recipe I used Cara Cara oranges.
  • Baking the muffins in a hotter oven to start helps them rise quickly and create those rounded muffin tops we love!
  • Store in refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 muffin

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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