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August 19, 2017 / Leslie

Weekend Cooking: More Zucchini

I only have a couple of zucchini plants this year, so I have been eating them as they mature and haven’t had to beg friends and neighbors to take them. But what to do with that giant zucchini that was hiding under the leaves? Make zucchini muffins or bread!

Zucchini Muffins

There are probably a zillion different zucchini bread recipes. I use the same recipe for muffins and bread. It’s easy to make and it stays nice and moist, even if you bake it a few minutes too long.

Ingredients

• 3 cups flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 3 teaspoons cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 cups white sugar
• 3 eggs
• 1 cup vegetable oil
• 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
• ½ cup chopped walnuts
• 2 cups grated zucchini

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray muffin or loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a large bowl beat eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar.

Add the flour mixture to the ingredients in the large bowl and mix well. Add the zucchini and walnuts and stir until combined.

Pour mixture into greased pans. Bake 40 to 60 minutes for loaf or 25 to 30 minutes for muffins. Cool in the pan for about 15 minutes then remove.

 


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  1. BermudaOnion / Aug 19 2017 6:57 pm

    I love zucchini bread and never thought of making muffins with my recipe.

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  2. Carole from Carole's Chatter / Aug 19 2017 10:34 pm

    I must try this. Thanks

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  3. Beth F / Aug 20 2017 4:33 am

    Oh I think I’m going to bake these this week. I love making muffins because they freeze so well.

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    • Leslie / Aug 20 2017 2:46 pm

      They do! I have successfully frozen them to enjoy later.

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  4. I haven’t made zucchini bread or muffins in a long time I’ve been using my zucchini to make zucchini pasta which we love. Your muffin recipe looks simple and delicious- must try it. Visiting from Weekend Cooking

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    • Leslie / Aug 20 2017 2:48 pm

      Zucchini pasta sounds like an excellent idea. One of these days I will get the pasta making attachment for my stand mixer and give it a try.

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  5. Vicki / Aug 20 2017 9:11 am

    I’ve never made zucchini bread or muffins, but this sounds so good that I might give it a try.

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  6. Diane La Rue (@bookchickdi) / Aug 20 2017 3:25 pm

    I’ve been making Italian Zucchini Boats with all the zucchini available now, my family loves them.

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  7. Carol / Aug 21 2017 2:30 pm

    We didn’t do a garden this year. I’ve been craving zucchini bread, though, so may have to actually go out and buy some, which would be unheard of most summers.

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