Recipe by Diana #2
Warm from the oven, or at room temperature, who doesn't like muffins. :) Why not surprise a neighbour or a friend with a batch of these moist fruit and nut delights. Include the recipe and let them keep the muffin tin as a wonderful gift. Created for the 2010 Category Craze-E Contest.
Top Review by Kass M.
Great recipe, thank you so much for sharing. Thou I vent for savory version, which was delicious. For the savory zuccini muffins, I ommited sugar completely and added 1 chopped shallot, some white pepper, salt, grained coriander, garlic powder and tabasco. So yummy lunch/breakfast food!
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄4 cup oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup zucchini, grated
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
- 1⁄4 cup dates, diced
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted sunflower seed kernels
- unsalted sunflower seed kernels, for garnish
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350*. Line 6 muffin tins with paper liners.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix together the beaten egg, oil, vanilla, and brown sugar. Stir in the grated zucchini.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the zucchini mixture. Gently fold in the cranberries, dates and sunflower kernels.
- Divide evenly among the muffins cups. Sprinkle with additional sunflower kernels if desired.
- Bake for 30 or until tested done with a toothpick.
- Remove muffins from the tin, to cool on a wire rack.