Thursday, March 16, 2006

Zucchinimuffins















My new housemate declared that she would eat anything besides zucchini. Ha, this evening i served her zucchinimuffins, and while she was still suspicious, she ate one and told me: hmmm, this is DELICIOUS!!! Haha. Okay, i know they don't really TASTE like zucchini's a lot, but still.. she ate them :)

This recipe makes 24 muffins, or two small loaves. I found out that the loaf has a nice crust, while the muffins are still kind of dense... don't know what that causes to happen.
Anyways, they are still delicious. I substituted 3/4 of the oil for applesauce, to create a low-fat muffin, and used less sugar to make it a little bit more healthy. They still have a lot of sugar though, but i like them sweet and cinnamon flavoured:)

The original recipe comes from allrecipes, this is the adapted version:

Makes 24 muffins, or two 8x4 inch loaves.

3 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional, i did not use them)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans, or line 2 muffintins with paper cases. I used 1 loaf pan and one muffinpan, that works well too.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy. Mix in oil and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, soda, baking powder, salt (and nuts, if you use them) , stir into the egg mixture. Divide batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until done. I baked the muffins for 20 minutes.

1 Comments:

Blogger Cristi said...

Hi Cor, sounds delicious. I better not read too much because I haven't had breakfast yet and I need to get to the office. I too love reading the Bible and C.S. Lewis. Your muffins will make a great snack while reading. By the way, you are the very first person that I have made a comment - I have never used this Blog thing...

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