Banana – Zucchini Muffins

I find some of the best recipes when I am trying to use up stuff lying in the refrigerator for a long time. I had two zucchinis and a few bananas and I badly wanted to use them, before they go bad. I could not find enough motivation to consume as is and that is when I found this 🙂

The interesting part of this recipe is that, I got introduced to using flax seeds, a great source of fibre. This muffin seems to be a very good stomach filler too. I had this with a glass of milk this morning, and it was perfect for my breakfast. So enjoy this simple and healthy recipe. I enjoyed the process of baking them too, with my favourite music on!!!



  • 2 medium sized Zucchini (the green ones)
  •  1 large banana (preferably ripen one)
  • 1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour (I used wheat flour)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of grounded flax seeds. I powdered fresh seeds.  (“Alsi”in Hindi, “Avisa Ginjalu” in Telugu)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used 2%). You can also use Almond milk with vanilla flavor for added taste.
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (You can skip this if you use flavored milk)


  • Grate Zucchini and mash the banana with a fork. Keep it aside. (You don’t have to peel the skin of the Zucchini while grating it.)
  • In a bowl, add the flour, ground flax seeds, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder.
  • Whisk all the dry ingredients well, so that there are no lumps.
  • Then add the milk, vanilla essence, the egg and the mashed banana and whisk the mixture.
  • At the end, add the grated Zucchini. The green skin of the Zucchini looks beautiful in the muffin 🙂
  • In a muffin tray (greased with little bit of oil), pour the batter till half of each slot. (This will let the muffin puff out well)
  • Bake it. Remove it. Cool it and EAT IT 🙂

Baking Temperature: 350 degree F/180 degree C

Baking time: 15-18 minutes (or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean)

Quantity: I got about 20 muffins with this batter

Healthy Facts:

  • Flax seeds have very good fibre content which reduces cholesterol and also has great anti-oxidants.
  • Obviously, no added fat (oil or butter) is always a great thing!
  • Zucchini is very low in calories.
  • Banana is a very good source of vitamins and an instant energiser.

Enjoy the muffin with no guilt 🙂 I am surely gonna make this again and again!

-Signing off

Naa Kitchen Kahaani
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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Rohini Devi Tumuluri
    January 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Beautiful ! Beautiful ! Beautiful ! ????????? CONGRATULATIONS !???????

    శ్రీరామరక్ష , నూరేళ్ళాయుష్షు , Lots of , ?❤️ , అత్త .

    P:S: Flax Seeds are Good Source of Omega 3 . To my knowledge it is widely recommended for the Better Health of the Heart ! You can do more Research on that ! ??

    Sent from my iPad


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