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Easy Zucchini Slice Muffins | Families Magazine Style

These easy zucchini slice muffins can be whipped up in 20 minutes, the kids can help grate, mix, measure and pour for a great mid afternoon snack or lunch box filler that kids love!

Our chickens provided the eggs!

We have 6 chickens so we are always looking for great, healthy recipes that we use use the eggs in. This zucchini slice muffins recipe is a crowd pleaser in our house!

Our garden provided the zucchini, tomatoes and parsley.

Gardening with kids is a GREAT way to get them to learn about where our food comes from. We’ve also found it a great way to help them actually eat what we prepare. If they are part of the process, research shows that they will be more inclined to eat the food they grow, pick and make or bake. (I dont mind helpers when it comes to weeding either!)

easy zucchini slice muffins

The shops provided the rest of the ingredients


5 eggs

150gr (1 cup) self raising flour, softed

375gr zucchini, grated

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

4 large sprigs of parsley, finely chopped

1 large onion, finely chopped

200gr rindless bacon. chopped

150gr (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese

60 mls (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius. Grease cupcake/muffin tins.
  2. Beat the eggs in a large bowl until combines
  3. Add the sifted flour and beat until smooth.
  4. Add zucchini, tomatoes, parsley, onion, bacon, cheese and oil and stir well to combine.
  5. Pour into the prepared cupcake/muffin time
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until cooked

Let them cool down slightly before serving, but I think these zucchini slice muffins are best enjoyed warm.

However they CAN be frozen and put in lunchboxes for school or work – they are bite size and our kids love them! Let me know what you think in comments below!

Variation – use pastry to make our easy zucchini mini quiche recipe.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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