Monday, June 26, 2017

Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins

This breakfast or snack recipe for Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins is the best way to use up summer produce.


We had a lovely weekend hanging out with friends at a neighborhood party, a local park and an early dinner outdoors on Sunday. I chopped my hair for the new season and I'm ready to embrace all things summer.


Baking with summer produce is at the top of my list. I made a batch of zucchini muffins on Saturday morning, inspired by my last post on zucchini noodle recipes. I don't know why I was previously intimidated by zucchini muffins - chopped zucchini is so easy to bake with. If you have a spiralizer, the easiest thing to do is spiralize a zucchini and chop the spirals into small pieces. This took less than 5 minutes.


These Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins are made healthier by incorporating white whole wheat flour, yogurt, and bananas.


I topped each muffin with a light sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar, which isn't required but highly recommended.


We aren't growing zucchini in our raised garden bed this year, but buying it every week at the grocery store instead. I'll be making another match of these muffins ASAP.


Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins
Yields: 16-18 muffins

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 egg
1 medium zucchini, shredded or finely chopped
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt 

Muffin topping:
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Mix wet ingredients - mashed bananas, oil, yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract.
*Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl - flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
*Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined. Stir in chopped zucchini.
*Add batter to lined muffin tins and top each muffin with a sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar.
*Bake for 20-22 minutes.

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