Los Fresnos News



We’ve all heard it said; eat five fruits and vegetables each day for your health. For many of us consuming that amount is challenging. What do you do when your family doesn’t like fruits and vegetables? You disguise them!
Zucchini Muffins are made with whole wheat, vegetables and are lightly sweetened. This is a perfect side dish to add to any meal and one that is loaded with heart healthy ingredients. Great as a side dish or a snack on the go!


Zucchini Muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup canola oil
3 egg whites
½ cup sugar (optional substitute sugar for honey)
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
2 cups zucchini, grated

Preheat oven to 350F.
Oil a 12-cup muffin tin pan.
In a large bowl mix together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add the vanilla, sugar and oil. Beat for 3 additional minutes.
Add wet and dry ingredients together then add grated zucchini.
Mix until the batter is blended well.
Spoon batter into the muffin tins.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts:
Per serving
Serving size 1 muffin

Calories 122
Calories from fat 14
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat <1g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 28mg
Carbohydrate 24g
Fiber 2g
Protein 4g

Resource: SFC Sustainable Food Center

For more information contact Los Fresnos City Hall at 956-233-5768 or Christine De La Rosa, Community Health Worker at 956-407-3348 or email at [email protected]