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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

Another Installment of When Travel Man’s Away…..

This has been kind of a funky morning.  My theory is with a Road Warrior for a husband (aka Travel Man) nothing goes wrong around the house until he is away.  Travel Man is in Alabama working this weekend, and there’s a few household glitches I thought I would share with you all.

  • The patio screen door would not go back on the track.  After a new an improved latte in my coffee mug this one is fixed.  Just needed some caffeine to get past my frustration on this one.
  • The washer has a quirky problem.  We have a fancy new fangled front loading washer.  If certain someone’s do not clean out their pockets properly sometimes things get stuck in this little filter/trap on the front of the washer.  This was happening quite often so I got a lesson in how to fix it myself.  So of course today, I had to clean out the trap- yuck, smelly water, and now we’re back in business.  Who needs a washer warranty anyway.
  • And my last quirk was that the first latte I made myself this morning had no espresso dripped into it.  The filter folded over on itself, and the coffee never dribbled into the milk.  This one happened before the previous two.

At this moment, I am happy to report that I got my latte, got everything fixed and in shape, and now on with my family weekend.  Oh,  and in case you’re wondering, and even if you are not, a Road Warrior is someone who makes their living while traveling from place to place or customer to customer, or job to job.  On the road, in the air, not usually by bus or train unless they are in some remote location.  My Travel Man is a Field Service Technician, and travels to plants all over the USA for his work.  But the details there are a story for another day.  Hope you all enjoy your Friday.  Mine is much better now.  Toodles!

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