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Savory Breakfast Muffins

Chewy, cheesy Savory Breakfast Muffins are the perfect way to start the day! Full of eggs, zucchini, ham, and cheese, these muffins are gluten free because they are made with tapioca flour. Whether you're feeding yourself or the whole family, these Zucchini Breakfast Muffins can be made in advance and easily (re)heated up in the morning for ease and convenience.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: gluten free
Servings: 24 muffins
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Aline Shaw


  • 1 lb of tapioca flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups of shredded zucchini patted dry
  • 2 cups uncured ham diced or shredded
  • 1/2 cup of scallions chopped
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of full fat milk
  • 1/4 cup oil vegetable or canola


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Lightly oil or spray 2, 12 cupcake pans.
  • In a medium to large bowl, combine the tapioca flour, the salt, the pepper, and the baking powder. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • In another large bowl, add the chopped ham, the chopped scallions, the cheeses, and the eggs. Stir to combine.
  • In a small sauce pan, combine the milk and the oil, and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the dried zucchini to the tapioca mixture bowl, and stir to combine, then add the cheese mixture to the zucchini tapioca mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Slowly rain in the warm milk into the tapioca cheese mixture, and mix until the dough is well combined. I use a wooden spoon, then my hands.
  • Scoop the batter into the cupcake pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the muffins are firm.

Bom Apetite!


    These zucchini breakfast muffins will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days, and freeze for longer.
    To freeze them, let them cool completely, and then cut them in half. Freeze and store in freezer safe bags. To defrost, just place them directly in a toaster from the freezer! They'll cook for 3-5 minutes, just depending on your toaster.
    A note on substitutions
    • Any ham you have works here! Whether it's uncured ham, deli ham or even leftover holiday ham, it will be awesome in these savory breakfast muffins.
    • You cannot use another gluten free flour in this recipe. These are a nod to Brazilian Cheese Bread, and that calls for tapioca flour, which is why we use it here.


    Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg