Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
These are incredible! So moist and tasty! Great way to use up some of zucchinis from your garden. Recipe is from Jacqueline's Markeplace and Cafe in Scottsdale. I've found that they are better if the batter is allowed to sit for 15 to 20 minutes before baking. This allows the zucchini to release the water. I love cinnamon, however if preferred you can reduce the amount of cinnamon. Muffins freeze well.
- 1 1⁄8 cups oil
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 4 1⁄8 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
- 4 2⁄3 cups shredded zucchini or 4 2⁄3 cups carrots
- 1 1⁄4 cups walnuts, broken in small pieces
- Cream together oil and sugar.
- Slowly beat in vanilla and eggs.
- In a speparate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
- Add to the oil-sugar mixture, stirring to combine.
- Add zucchini (or carrots) and walnuts.
- Pour into greased oversixzed muffin tins. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
This is a densely textured, hearty muffin. I got 2 dozen regular sized muffins from this recipe. Since mine were smaller, 20 min. of cook time was sufficient. Make sure you heed Galley Wench's advice to let the batter sit after mixing. It does make a difference. My only problem with this recipe is that the amount of cinnamon was way too much for my family. I will halve it next time. Also, I used egg and sugar substitutes with no ill effect. Raisins might be a nice substitution for some or all of the nuts. I loved that I had muffins for the family and the freezer. Thanks for a good recipe, Galley Wench.
Incredible alright! Happy that I had a large zucchini begging to be used. Made as posted and I agree these are incredibly moist and delicious, so much so your recipe is now right along side our favourite tried and true. Did cut the cinnamon to 3 teaspoons just in case - but suspect we would have loved them just as much with the extra teaspoon. Did as suggested and let the batter sit for 20 minutes. These are so perfect as is I do not want to play with the recipe which is one we enjoyed, one I would serve to family and friends and know the plate would empty at coffee hour! ( While I do not intend to change a thing to serve family and friends - plans are to do a small amount up subbing some ingredients such as the sugar and baking them in a mini muffin pan so dh can enjoy a taste too!)
This is the very BEST I have ever had!! I perfer these to bread. They freeze wonderfully! I add a crumble topping sometimes. #142738.
I top the muffin before I bake. Sooooooo Good!