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Zucchini Muffins Recipe
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“These yummy zucchini, currant and walnut muffins are an excellent way to use up your garden overload of zucchini,” raves Peg Gausz of Watchung, New Jersey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup finely shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dried currants or chopped raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 318 calories, 16g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine the egg and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, walnuts and currants.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill three-fourths full with batter. Bake at 350° for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 6 muffins.
Originally published as Zucchini Muffins in Cooking for 2 Fall 2005, p7


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Stanscook
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"This is my favorite recipe for zucchini muffins. I like that it is written for a small batch and is so easy to double or quadruple, depending how much zucchini you have. I seem to always have a lot and these freeze well. Great for breakfast on the run. The only addition I made to the recipe is orange zest and I use craisins. Love that tart sweetness. Also, I fill the muffins cups clear to the top. They don't spread and run over. Single batch makes 6."

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katieleigh3508
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"Hands down, my favorite way to use zucchini. Don't let the thick batter scare you; the muffins cook up beautifully!"

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Coreygasparini
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"First time I have ever baked from scratch, came out perfect! I have been craving zucchini muffins for weeks and cannot find them in stores, feeling so proud for doing it myself. Thanks for the perfect recipe! :)"

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MissVaOrg
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"Excellent recipe. I doubled it and used a standard size cupcake/muffin tin. I had extra batter and just placed in a ramekin and baked. I added a tad extra cinnamon and subbed extra raisins for nuts. I made them vegan but eliminating egg and using flax seed meal. I topped with gluten free oats and crushed pistachios. I cut the baking time a bit mostly due to my gas oven cooking slightly faster. I also left the juices from the zucchini in and didn't drain it before using. This turned out perfectly and will go right into the freezer for weekly pool snacks. I wish I could add a picture so you could see how beautifully they turned out."

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babear9
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2015

"Easy and I use it frequently. I don't use the raisins/currants b/c I don't like them, but that's just me."

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mombam
Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"Excellent. I substituted dried cranberries in place of the raisins. I found the batter to be quite thick but it did work. My recipe made eight medium muffins. Not six. Will definitely make these again."

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JBethSchilling
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"Used wheat free flour (Pamela's) and dried blueberries instead of raisins. They came out great!! But I'd use fresh blueberries next time or raisins."

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z0mbieMama
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"I gave a 4 star because it did not seem to be enough to make 6 muffins although i did make some changes to this.. But with the changes I did not take away or add anything extra. I simply substituted a couple things. But nontheless it tasted amazing.

I used pecans instead of walnuts because it was what I had on hand. I used coconut oil instead of canola oil. And because it didn't seem to be enough to make 6 muffins I baked this in a loaf pan. And after i spread it in the pan, I topped with more zucchini and nuts. And sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on top and a small handful of semi sweet chocolate chips. It came out so good, it was delicious!! Baked for about 40 minutes.
Next time I will go by some of the suggestions and use whole wheel flour instead of white and add some chia seeds for extra nutrition and add a tbsp or 2 of almond milk. :)
Definitely a keeper!!"

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nightskystar
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"Excellent recipe!! I like to make it just as stated but i had no currants or raisins in the house but i did have craisins and they worked well, too. Next time will use raisins..thank you for a wonderful recipe!!"

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everydaymomsmeals
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"Super easy, tasty and a great way to use extra summer zucchini!"

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