Jumbo Zucchini Chip Muffins Recipe
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Jumbo Zucchini Chip Muffins Recipe

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“There’s a hint of cinnamon in these moist, delicious muffins. For a variation, omit the chips and nuts, and add 12 ounces of sweetened, flaked coconut.” —Susanne Spicker, North Ogden, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • MASCARPONE FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 726 calories, 46g fat (15g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 439mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in zucchini, chips and walnuts.
  2. Fill paper-lined jumbo muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese and Mascarpone cheese until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pipe a dollop of frosting onto each muffin. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Jumbo Zucchini Chip Muffins in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p115

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"I made only 6 because i wanted to be jumbo. A little thick but was ok . Baking them now they should be ok. Cant wait to try one"

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"I used semi-sweet chips and also made 24 muffins instead of 12 (baked for about 25 minutes). I thought the mixture seemed dry, too; but they turned out great."

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"I was a little concerned when the batter was so dry so I added coconut for moisture. They came out quite "heavy" looking, but after I tried one, it was yummy, moist and not dry, so I would definitely add the coconut again or maybe even a little applesauce next time. They are very filling, but nonetheless very tasty."

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"Have made many times using nuts and coconut ,always a great sucess Thank yoi=u."

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"I had many compliments on these. I thought they were good, but a little dry."

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