Ultimate zucchini muffins

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min

Serves

12

Ultimate zucchini muffins

Photo, Erik Putz.

The savoury seasonal fruit helps balance out the sweetness in the bread batter.


Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini , grated (3 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with oil or line with paper liners.
  • PLACE zucchini in a colander in the sink. Squeeze with both hands, removing as much liquid as possible.
  • WHISK flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Whisk eggs, oil and yogurt in a large bowl. Whisk in sugar, then stir in zucchini. Add flour mixture in 2 parts until just combined.
  • BAKE until a tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 25 to 30 min. Let cool in pan for 10 min. Transfer muffins to a rack and let cool completely.

 

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 246,
  • Protein
  • 5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 368 mg.
  • Good source of
  • folate

Kitchen Tip: Stir in a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg or ground cloves for a hint of warm spice in your zucchini muffins.