Sunday sweets – Apple zucchini muffins

Posted on: July 4th, 2010 by admin 1 Comment

Happy 4th of July Americans!  This weekend we thought it’d be nice to bake something not too over the top.  You know, healthy enough that we can snack on them without the guilt that accompanies, say, a chocolate pavlova.  Zucchini is a pretty healthy addition to any recipe, but really in this instance the best benefit is the delicious moisture that it adds to the muffins.  The weather is pretty hot for baking here, but we braved it, they’re worth it.

  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1/2 c maple syrup (use the real thing if possible)
  • 115 g (4 oz) melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c peeled, chopped apple (about 1 medium apple)
  • 1 c zucchini, grated
  • 1 c chopped nuts, optional

If you’d enjoy these with a maple streusel topping, you’ll need these ingredients also…

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp butter, softened

Preheat oven to 180ºC (350°F). Line muffin tins with paper liners, or grease them.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla. Peel and chop apple; shred zucchini and mix these into the egg mixture.

Mix together wet and dry ingredients (not topping) just until moistened. Add nuts, if desired.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans.

Streusel Topping: Stir together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. With a fork, stir in maple syrup and butter until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.

Top each muffin with 1-2 Tbs streusel topping, crumbling the topping with your fingers. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe adapted from No empty chairs

Song for this recipe:

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