logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Quick Cooking Site

BellaOnline's Quick Cooking Editor

g

Cherry Zucchini Muffin Recipe


When was the last time you tasted real old fashioned muffins? I don’t mean those heavy, fat, sugar, and preservative laden cakes that commercial and grocery bakeries pass off as “muffins.” Rather, I mean the muffins that are light, just slightly sweet, and delicious served piping hot dripping with real butter!

””Cherry Zucchini Muffins are real old fashioned muffins, and not only contain zucchini which is rich in folic acid, potassium, vitamin A, and manganese, they are made with part whole wheat flour which contributes to the daily fiber needed for a healthy diet. The sugar and fat content of these muffins is about half what the commercial so-called muffins contain, so even though they are absolutely delicious, they are also quite healthy.

If you’re looking for a new way to use up the profusion of zucchini growing in the garden and piling up in the fridge and on the kitchen counters, why not try these mouth-watering muffins for breakfast this weekend. The batter goes together quickly, and if you have a 1/4 cup size scoop, filling the muffin pans takes only a couple of minutes. Make sure you have plenty of real butter on hand, and serve them piping hot (so much for the lower fat content!).

Cherry Zucchini Muffins


18 Muffins

1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups grated zucchini

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup dried cherries
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.

  2. Mix the sugar, eggs, oil, milk, and almond extract in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Add the zucchini and mix well.

  4. Stir in the whole wheat and all-purpose flours, baking powder, salt, and almond extract.

  5. Stir just until mixed, then fold in the cherries. Do not overmix.

  6. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan and a 6 cup muffin pan generously with non-stick spray.

  7. Scoop (1/4" size scoop) or drop the batter into the greased muffin cups.

  8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

  9. Let the muffins sit for 5 minutes, then run a knife around each of the muffins and remove from pans.

  10. Serve warm with butter.


Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 46
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 29% Protein 8% Carb. 63%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Sodium 136 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 3 g

Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2% Calcium 0% Iron 3%


Add Cherry+Zucchini+Muffin+Recipe to Twitter Add Cherry+Zucchini+Muffin+Recipe to Facebook Add Cherry+Zucchini+Muffin+Recipe to MySpace Add Cherry+Zucchini+Muffin+Recipe to Del.icio.us Digg Cherry+Zucchini+Muffin+Recipe Add Cherry+Zucchini+Muffin+Recipe to Yahoo My Web Add Cherry+Zucchini+Muffin+Recipe to Google Bookmarks Add Cherry+Zucchini+Muffin+Recipe to Stumbleupon Add Cherry+Zucchini+Muffin+Recipe to Reddit




Quick and Easy Zucchini Recipes
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Quick Cooking Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Karen Hancock. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Karen Hancock. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Karen Hancock for details.

g


g features
Tropical Fruit Salsa Recipe

Dressed Up Hummus Recipe

Spur of the Moment Potato & Zucchini Bake Recipe

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor