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
- 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 milk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup raisins
- In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, walnuts and raisins.
Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 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.
Originally published as Walnut Zucchini Muffins in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p42
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