Zucchini Muffins ~ Secret Recipe Club

I hope you guys had an amazing weekend! I know I sure packed a lot of fun in. And now it’s secret recipe time again! It’s always so much fun getting my assignment, and checking out a new blog. This month I was assigned Jane’s Adventures in Dinner. I really enjoyed reading Jane’s blog and there were many recipes I wanted to try out……like this national dish of Canada. So many great choices, but I finally settled on these zucchini muffins.

She had one idea I’d love to start implementing, but even if I strive to but don’t end up blogging about it….you might love the challenge. Jane has started reporting any food waste she has each week. Reporting to her blog readers keeps her accountable, and I think that’s an awesome idea. Knowing you have to fess up kinda keeps you in line…don’t you think? So in keeping with that spirit, I picked these muffins. For one…my girls LOVE muffins! Don’t all kids? And two….I had zucchini that was on it’s last legs, and some yogurt to finish up. See Jane….I paid attention! 😉

Now I do have a confession to make to you guys. You know I have a hard time sticking to a recipe, right? I tried…I really did. But I altered this one just a bit. You can check hers out to see the differences….but you know I just can’t help myself. I didn’t have dried cherries…so the fruit I added in was mashed banana. I also lowered the oil a smidge, upped the baking powder, and added 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. For the flour, I used 1 1/2 cups freshly ground organic whole wheat flour and 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour. I used organic cane sugar instead of brown sugar. But that’s it….I know it sounds like a lot, but you know that’s part of who I am. Can’t follow a recipe to save my life!

They turned out so good that we ended up eating zucchini muffins for dinner. We just couldn’t resist! All 3 of my girls loved them…and they even knew zucchini was tucked inside (after the initial reaction of my 13 yr old…there’s zucchini in there!! I see something green!! Lol!). My little 4 year old kept grabbing for more. She just couldn’t get enough. I had 4 of them!! I can’t trust myself which is why I have to limit my baking!

See why we counted it as dinner….well at least it’s full of veggies and fruit, and minimal sugar. Be sure to click over and check out Jane’s blog….she has so many great recipes to try. And you don’t want to miss her zucchini muffins. I love the idea of the dried cherries and wish I’d had those on hand. Definitely next time! I’ll now be following Jane’s Adventures in Dinner!


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Zucchini Muffins ~ Secret Recipe Club
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
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Serves: 18
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ⅔ cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 2 medium zucchini, peeled and grated
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup oil (or melted butter or coconut oil)
  • ½ cup whole milk plain yogurt
  • 2 bananas, mashed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line 18 muffin tins.
  2. In large bowl, add all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, cloves and sugar. Stir well.
  3. Add to the bowl: eggs, zucchini, oil, yogurt and banana. Gently mix just till combined. Overmixing will toughen muffin batter.
  4. Scoop muffin batter into tins so they fill ⅔ full. I sprinkled a little sugar on top of each. Bake 18 - 20 minutes or until done by inserting toothpick in middle that comes out clean.
  5. Cool on cooling rack, and after 5 minutes remove from pan.
  6. We ate ours with soft butter or guava preserves. Makes 18 muffins.

 

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18 Responses to Zucchini Muffins ~ Secret Recipe Club

  1. Erin says:

    I love baking with zucchini and those muffins sound great! Awesome choice for SRC!
    Erin recently posted..Penne Alla Salsiccia for Secret Recipe Club

  2. gloria says:

    Love these zucchini muffins look delicious!!

  3. I love baking with zucchini, and your muffins here look delicious! Great recipe, thanks for sharing. Also, I’m having a ChicWrap giveaway today that you should enter!

  4. Rhonda says:

    Muffins for dinner, a girl after my own heart…no rules in my kitchen! I think I would be embarrassed and ashamed of my food waste (I’m a zealous shopper with lots of ideas…then time slips away), thank goodness we compost it helps assuage the guilt.
    Rhonda recently posted..Spicy Noodle Bowl-SRC Reveal

  5. Chineka says:

    This looks great and I see why you included it in your dinner. I wonder if you can substitute zucchini for butternut squash in this recipe?
    Chineka recently posted..Mocha Muffins with Buttercream Icing

  6. Those look totally delicious. Can’t wait for my garden zucchini to make these 🙂

  7. I have breakfast for dinner all the time. I love to make zucchini cake and muffins. They are good for you. You picked a great one for SRC.

  8. misschels says:

    MMMMMMM my fave!
    misschels recently posted..Secret Recipe Club!

  9. What a doll you are, so glad you liked them C:

  10. cindy says:

    I think muffins are pretty close to a perfect food. You can hide all manner of yummy ingredients in them. Top them off with a little buttercream and call it a party!
    Great SRC pick.

  11. Julie M. says:

    Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables to bake with; they taste so delicious when combined with sugar! These muffins look like a perfect take on a baked in veggie classic.
    Julie M. recently posted..Shrimp-tastic Quesadillas

  12. Liz says:

    Mmmmm….I love zucchini bread and muffins make for perfect portion control! These look fantastic!!!
    Liz recently posted..Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake….Secret Recipe Club~

  13. Bananas and zucchini sound like a wonderful combination of flavors. I’m always looking for new ways to use zucchini. I wish I had one or two of these with my morning coffee.
    Cathy at Wives with Knives recently posted..Thai Coconut Chicken for the Secret Recipe Club

  14. Great choice! Love the changes to it Denise 🙂
    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos recently posted..Secret Recipe Club: Sesame Ginger Chicken

  15. Wonderful choice! I adore zucchini in baking – it’s such a versatile vegetable and complements the sweet spices so beautifully, doesn’t it?
    Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice recently posted..Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shish Kebab

  16. Jeanette says:

    Love how you made these healthier with some whole grain flour!
    Jeanette recently posted..Easy Grilled Thai Coconut Curry Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe

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