Zucchini and Polenta Breakfast Muffins

zucchini and polenta breakfast muffin bite

These zucchini and polenta breakfast muffins are delicious and perfect to take-away. Whether you go to uni or work, they make the perfect snack.

Every now and again I like to change things up a bit from the old avocado toast or birchermüesli and overnight oats which are the frequently reoccurring breakfasts in our household. And as far as my non qualified nutrition knowledge goes… The amount of different vegetables that these muffins contain makes me think that they MUST be pretty damn healthy.

Oh and did I mention that they only take 10 minutes to put together? Plus the 20 minutes in the oven so you can bake them to perfection while having a shower before heading off to bed, only to wake up with delicious muffins waiting for you in the kitchen. Of course, please take them out of the oven BEFORE going to bed. No-one likes a brick of coal for breakfast…

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I hope you enjoy making and eating these zucchini and polenta breakfast muffins. Please let me know what you think in the comments and tag me @nothangryanymore in your creations on Instagram. I love seeing them!


zucchini and polenta breakfast muffin bite

Zucchini and Polenta Breakfast Muffins

Delicious take-away friendly breakfast muffins
5 from 10 votes

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine modern, vegan
Servings 12 muffins


  • 200 g flour
  • 100 g polenta
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 200 g water
  • 50 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 200 g zucchini
  • 2 spring onion
  • 100 g frozen corn
  • 50 g pumpkin seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly oil your muffin tray with olive oil to ensure the muffins won't stick to the tray once baked.
  • Into a large bowl, add the flour, polenta, salt, dried oregano and baking powder. Mix.
  • Pour in the water and olive oil and mix with the dry ingredients.
  • Now add the grated zucchini, chopped spring onion, corn and pumpkin seeds and mix with the rest of the batter until spread evenly throughout the batter.
  • Divide the batter between the twelve muffin holes in the tray. I like to use a tablespoon to fill up the holes neatly.
  • Bake the muffins for about 20 minutes at 180°C. Let cool slightly before eating. Enjoy!
Keyword breakfast, muffins, polenta, zucchini
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini and Polenta Breakfast Muffins
Amount Per Serving (80 g)
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.3g8%
Saturated Fat 0.8g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.3g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 497mg22%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 18.8g6%
Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugar 0.9g1%
Protein 3.1g6%
Vitamin A 63.4IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 62.9mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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One Response

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for a great recipe! I’ll admit that I didn’t have zucchini, frozen corn or pumpkin seeds so replaced those with chopped spinach, broccolini and a bit of fennel but it came out awesome regardless. I probably should have scaled down the salt a little too but it wasn’t a big deal. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

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