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Have you Made your Zucchini Muffins?


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?

This recipe was found at simplyrecipes.com

I think I have an obsession with coffee

Last week when I was unloading the dishwasher I had a freak kitchen accident.  Have no fear no one was hurt, except for my coffee pot.  I was putting away this small glass bowl, it slipped out of my hands, and bounced off of the carafe of the coffee maker.  The bowl survived, but the coffee carafe had a gaping hole in it.  After cleaning up the mess I went on my merry way doing other things around the house.  (This happened at dinner time.)

The next morning I wanted my cup of coffee.  I think I became a little grouchy at this point, very unlike me.  Then I foraged in the kitchen and found some Taster’s Choice samples and got a cup of coffee. Yay!  I felt much better.  Over the weekend we did not rush out to buy a new coffee pot, and I had a few Taster’s Choice samples to use up.  They were not as good as the “real thing”, but they would suffice.  Travel Man and I were going places and working on a house project over the weekend, I did not want to take time out to shop for a coffee pot.

Then this morning my wonderful,  Travel Man went to the store for a few things and came home with a new coffee carafe.  Oh, and he also bought some additional Taster’s choice as a back-up just in case the carafe did not work out.  I realized just a few minutes ago I think I’m obsessed with having my first cup of coffee in the morning.  This was quite an aha moment for me.  Now mind you I don’t drink coffee all day, just first thing in the morning.  It’s my morning routine.  And when my morning routine was off,  I felt off-balance all day long.

So to start my week off right I am sitting here enjoying my morning coffee.  Life is good when everything in my world is in balance.


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