zucchini muffins

I am finally back with a delicious recipe after my 2-day hiatus from blogging. 🙂  Enjoy!

Last week, we received a huge zucchini from our CSA.  It is so big, that it is almost as long as our cutting board!

I was trying to figure out what to do with this zucchini because I felt like I should do something fun!  I could have just sliced it up like I normally do and grill it, but this zucchini wanted to be made in to something different.

So, I looked up some recipes and decided on Zucchini Muffins!

Zucchini Muffins

makes 24 muffins

(adapted from Simply Recipes)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups grated zucchini
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/3 cups natural cane sugar, such as sucanat
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 heaping tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

1.  Preheat your oven to 350F.

2.  Take your zucchini and slice it into smaller segments to grate it in your food processor.  This makes the grating process much easier!  This huge zucchini grated 6 cups of zucchini!  I only used 4 in this recipe.

3.  Mix your zucchini, melted butter, sugar and eggs until mixed.  Then, add in the vanilla, baking soda and salt.  Mix again.

4.  In a seperate bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Then, add that mixture to the zucchini mixture and stit until well combined.  Add the walnuts at this point.  The batter will be a little liquidy, but it will not affect the baking.

5.  Spray your 2 muffin tins or line them with muffin liners, then scoop in the muffin mixture.  Fill each cup about 2/3 high.

6.  Bake for about 25 minutes until the tops bounce back and a toothpick comes out clean.

7.  Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely (or serve warm!).

These zucchini muffins came out great!  They are sweet, but not overly sweet and I really like the hint of cinnamon that you can taste.

Definitely a great recipe with all of our excess zucchini!  I hope we get more this week. 🙂

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One Response

  1. Those muffins look beautiful!

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