• 10 Ratings

Zucchini cupcake recipes can be a healthier option than some other cupcakes because they have veggies mixed in the batter. And these zucchini cupcakes have another secret healthy ingredient too--quinoa!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Zucchini Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray.

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  • In a large bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl beat together eggs and milk. Add quinoa, zucchini, applesauce, oil, and vanilla; stir until well mixed. Add quinoa mixture to flour mixture, gently stirring to combine. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about three-fourths full.

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  • Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen edges; remove from muffin cups. Cool on wire rack about 1 hour or until completely cool. Frost with Greek Yogurt Frosting; sprinkle with lemon peel.

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Tips

These slightly sweet cupcakes can double as morning muffins with a simple drizzle of honey.

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For 1 cup cooked quinoa, rinse 1/3 cup quinoa. Place in a small saucepan with 2/3 cup water. Cook according to package directions. Cool. Measure out 1 cup. Use any remaining cooked quinoa in salads.

Nutrition Facts (Zucchini Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting)

167 calories; 6 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 161 mg sodium. 144 mg potassium; 24 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 97 IU vitamin a; 4 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 16 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 50 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Greek Yogurt Frosting

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  • In a mixing bowl whisk together yogurt, agave nectar, and vanilla.

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Reviews

10 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1