If you have a garden, and you’re growing some zucchini, you need this recipe. These muffins are so moist and yummy, I love baking them for breakfast. And they freeze well, and taste oh so good with a morning latte. If you want a fresh muffin hurry on over, these generally don’t last too long at my house.
- 3 cups grated fresh zucchini
- 2/3 cup melted unsalted butter
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup walnuts (optional)
- 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
The How To’s
And by the way you don’t need a mixer for this recipe.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl combine the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the grated zucchini and then the melted butter. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir these dry ingredients into the zucchini mixture. Stir in walnuts, raisins or cranberries if you’re adding them.
- Coat each muffin cup in your muffin pan with a little butter or vegetable oil spray. Use your favorite cookie scoop or a small spoon distribute the muffin dough equally among the cups, filling the cups up completely. You’ll notice I had enough batter left over to make a mini zucchini loaf.
- Bake on the middle rack until muffins are golden brown, and the top of the muffins bounce back when you press on them, about 25 to 30 minutes. Test with a long toothpick or a thin bamboo skewer to make sure the center of the muffins are done.
- Set on wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from the tin let cool another 20 minutes.
- While you’re waiting for the muffins to cool go and make yourself a coffee or a latte to wash them down with!
It’s so incredible to me that the zucchini comes from the garden plant with the biggest leaves, and can end up as a yummy and delicious treat. Stay tuned for my next zucchini recipe. I made some wonderful breakfast pancakes that did not require any syrup. What’s your favorite recipe that requires your zucchini from the garden?