Zucchini Muffins!

After realizing that I had better learn to make some kind of zucchini-based item after receiving the world's largest zucchini (not true, but it seems pretty darn huge!), I found this recipe for zucchini muffins from the Simply Recipes blog....easy to mix together, they came out beautifully and smelled heavenly. This is one you want to try for sure!! I am also submitting this recipe to Joelen's Marvelous Muffin's Blog Challenge!

Recipe courtesy of Elise at
Simply Recipes


  • 3 cups grated fresh zucchini
  • 2/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)


You don't need a mixer for this recipe.

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in the grated zucchini and then the melted butter. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add these dry ingredients to the zucchini mixture. Fold in the walnuts and dried raisins or cranberries if using. (I did not add any of these last ingredients)

2 Coat each muffin cup in your muffin pan with a little butter or vegetable oil spray. Use a spoon to distribute the muffin dough equally among the cups, filling the cups up completely. Bake on the middle rack until muffins are golden brown, and the top of the muffins bounce back when you press on them, about 25 to 30 minutes. Test with a long toothpick or a thin bamboo skewer to make sure the center of the muffins are done. Set on wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from the tin let cool another 20 minutes.

Note, if you are including walnuts and dried fruit, you will likely have more batter than is needed for 12 muffins. I got about 14 muffins from this batch, and that included filling the muffin cups up as far as they could possibly go (above the surface of the muffin tin). (I used a large silicone muffin pan and got 10 large muffins out of this recipe - filling them to the top)


Joelen said...

Great recipe to use some of that monster zucchini!

Shawna said...

Yes, some is right! Barely half gave me that 3 cups needed - guess we're having grilled zucchini for dinner tonight! :)

Liz said...

I liked these too!


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