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Walnut Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Walnut Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Shredded zucchini adds moistness to these tender muffins dotted with raisins and chopped walnuts. If you have a surplus of zucchini in summer as most of us do, this is a good way to use some of it. —Harriet Stichter, Milford, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and melted butter until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in zucchini, walnuts and raisins.
  • 2. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin: 281 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein

Reviews for Walnut Zucchini Muffins

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dilbert098
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

"I left out the walnuts and raisons, didn't feel like I wanted those in the muffins this time around. I added chocolate chips instead. These muffins are fantastic."

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angelasandoval
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"I replaced the whole wheat flour with additional all-purpose flour and substituted dried cranberries for the raisins. Good breakfast muffin...nice flavor combination, not too sweet!"

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Ceege
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015

"@delowenstein you completely changed the recipe and then stated that baking time was off. I made these wonderful tasting muffins (so moist and good) and followed the recipe to a tee (except cut back a tad on the sugar. The baking time was right on if you follow the recipe. Thanks for a great tasting muffin."

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bctexas
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2015

"Easy, moist and delicious. I substituted coconut oil for the butter."

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Ellie31773
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"By far my favorite on-the-go breakfast. I make a batch, freeze it, and take out the muffins as needed."

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JCV4
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"Great way to use up some zucchini. Nice flavor and easy to make!"

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cestmoivraiment
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014

"These tasted wonderful. I didn't have milk or whole wheat flour so I used regular flour and vanilla soy milk. I also added a little nutmeg as mentioned in one of the comments. I love the Taste of Home recipes and the helpful comments people make. Thank you."

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Apple509
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"Moist and delicious! Made 6 large muffins and baked 10-15 minutes longer. Substituted blueberries for raisins."

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tsuop
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"Anything to use up Zucchini that "appears" at my door!! These just happen to be great!!"

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apollosmummy
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"These were lovely. I switched up currants for raisins and added 1/4 tsp nutmeg & 1 tsp vanilla."

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libragay42
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Sukie (vonoepen)... you can use all white flour. It is not necessary to use whole wheat."

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delowenstein
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Thank you for this inquiry, Sukie!   I used all-white flour! In fact, I prefer NOT to use whole wheat flour when I test TOH recipes!  I find that all-purpose flour works best for me!  Whole wheat flour is coarse and I'm just one of those folks who prefer the all-purpose flour OR if a recipe states cake flour, I'll use cake flour!  delowenstein"

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delowenstein
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Yes, I'm glad that you mentioned this!  I did drain the excess liquid from the zucchini! delowenstein

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OhBarbi
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Just a question: Do you drain the excess liquid out of the zucchini?"

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vonoepen
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"have not made these yet, but can I use all white flour - do not have whole wheat flour? I hope someone replies, I have asked question about TOH recipes before, but have never gotten an answer. thanks, Sukie"

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sstetzel
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Hi Dawn, I'm glad you liked the muffins. The extra bake time was needed for your muffins because of the added zucchini in the recipe. 1/4 cup doesn't seem like much but in a smaller recipe like this it can make a big difference.

Let's keep things positive folks, many cooks love to read the changes others have made and had success with. Happy cooking! Sue Stetzel - Taste of Home Community Manager."

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Betsy3630
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Great recipe"

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delowenstein
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"I find it interesting-I tried this recipe and I did adjust it to my personal tastes! I used all-purpose flour, 1/2 each packed brown and white sugar, and 'd used 3/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. each ground nutmeg and cloves in addition to the cinnamon.I'd also added 1 Tbsp. ground Navel orange, 1/2 cup each raisins, chopped walnuts and sweetened flaked coconut. I added 1 /8 cup all-purpose flour to the muffin batter so that raisins wouldn't sink to bottom of the muffins. I'd soured the milk, adding 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar. I'd also added 1 tsp. almond extract I'd added 1-1/4 cups shredded zucchini!I rated recipe a 5 AFTER baking 5 to 10 minutes longer at 375oF. When I baked these muffins at the 20 minute time, I sampled them and they didn' t taste done-if anything, the tops were pallid and the muffins NEEDED more baking time! When I baked the 5 to 10 minutes longer, the muffins were golden on top and DEFINITELY tasted done-they weren't gooey like the first batch was! I think that these muffins need to bake 25 to 30 minutes-I HAD added 1/4 cup more of zucchini and so the extra baking time DOES name all the difference! delowenstein"

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cathybuxy
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"Very good. Moist."

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Lingey
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014 Edited Mar. 23, 2014

"Moist, delicious & not too sweet or spicy...Just right!"

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JanicePeters
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"they were so good"

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