Whole Grain Spice Zucchini Muffins

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, I am all about filling our home with the smell of fresh baked goods. One of my favorite scents this time a year to use is a combination of nutmeg and cinnamon. It smells just amazing!

What is ultimately more important than the smell though, is the taste.

So when I found this Zucchini Spice Loaf recipe, I knew I wanted to have some fun tweaking it and making something my boys would enjoy.

I will say, please forgive the poor iphone photo quality photographs. I pride myself in my photography, but due to 2-3 hour durations of sleep at night, caused by my newborn – iphone photos will just have to do 😉 – I assure you, it taste way better than these photographs make it look.

So! Here goes…

2 1/2 cup freshly milled white hard wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp real salt
3 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg

3 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup organic coconut oil (make sure its melted)
1 1/2 cup sucanat
3 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c shredded zucchini

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Preheat oven to 325 F.

Mix all dry ingredients together & set aside.

Put eggs, oil, sugar & vanilla together in mixer. Mix until blended…. Add dry ingredients slowly. Fold in zucchini until mixed well.


Bake at 325 degrees for 26-30 minutes for 12 muffins, 28-32 minutes for mini-loaves, 60 minutes for large loaf. Be sure to check with toothpick. Toothpick should come out clean.


This recipe I adapted from Madison Bistro. She used pastry flour and regular sugar… she also used canola oil instead of coconut oil. The recipe though looked amazing 🙂 – its always fun to tweak great recipes to fit our whole grain needs, isn’t it?

My kids btw, ages 8, 5 and 2 – all ate these! They came out moist, yet crispy on the outside. Perfect snack after an hour on the trampoline 😉 – and a great treat for thanksgiving. The extra perk is the amazing smell you will be left with throughout your entire home.

About Drea Wood

I'm a 28 year old mother of 3 boys, with a 4th boy due Oct 2012. My husband is a former Evangelical Pastor who recently took on serving in a new field in law enforcement. We've moved 7 times in 8 years and will probably move again in less than another. Between all the moving, we stay busy home schooling, living naturally, enjoying time with family/friends and with any extra time I enjoy keeping up my blog (www.dreawood.com) and enjoying my passion as a Professional Photographer. (www.andrea-wood.com)

Grain Mill Wagon Experience: My adventure with milling my own wheat began almost a year ago today. I was introduced to it through a sweet friend and mother of 8... who not only introduced me to the Wonder Mill but also Bread Beckers and all the amazing benefits of freshly ground wheat. I was immediately hooked... and although it has taken me some time to learn the ropes, it has been worth the effort. The Wonder Mill has changed our families way of eating :) - for the better. The Grain Mill Challenge only helped in that journey, with the great variety of recipes shared for us all to try, love and make our own. So glad I joined in!

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