Monday, June 27, 2011

Amazing Zucchini Muffins (egg free)

These could be called Fruit and Veggie Muffins - but that doesn't sound nearly as tempting.  And yes, this is another attempt to get more veggies into my kids (and myself!).  However, unlike the avocado chocolate pudding....these were...well, amazing! Hence my ever creative title.
Amazing Zucchini Muffins
Makin' it Mo'Betta original

2 small to medium bananas
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups grated zucchini (squeeze out extra water)
3 t. vanilla extract
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup applesauce
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
*chocolate chips (optional)
*walnuts or pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.  Coat muffin pans with cooking spray. (Yeilds 18 muffins)

Combine bananas, oil, applesauce, sugars, zucchini, vanilla and pineapple in a medium bowl, mix thoroughly.

In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking powder and baking soda. 

Add your wet ingredients to your dry. 

At this point you can fold in chocolate chips, nuts, whatever your preference. 

I filled my 12 cup muffin pan, sprinkled chocolate chips on top and then mixed in some chopped pecans to the rest of the batter.  I got six muffins with this, which I also sprinkled 4 with chocolate chips!  Then I added crystalized ginger to a couple.  I wanted a variety :)  These were the best in my opinion!  I love ginger.
Bake muffins for abt 25-30 mins.  It depends on your oven and your pans.  I have 2 muffin pans that cook completely different.  Weird. 
The verdict - these muffins are moist and delicious!!  You would never know they are made with all whole wheat flour, no eggs, and a lot less sugar than many other zucchini bread recipes!  I love the addition of the pineapple and the bananas replace the eggs in this recipe.  Even my kids ate them!!  YAY!! 

Now, only 547 more zucchini to use up....

16 comments:

  1. I know a lot of folks who don’t eat eggs (they’re allergic, for health reasons, or concerns about animal cruelty). Here’s an awesome site that gives tips on cooking and baking without eggs: http://EggFreeLiving.com

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  2. OOoh these do sound pretty amazing! I love baking with applesauce it gives desserts such a creamy fluffy texture

    XO Lindsay

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  3. I love zucchini based breads and cakes. I always feel at least a little bit healthier when I eat them.

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  4. Awesome! I'm printing this out as I'm going to have a super huge haul of zucchini this year (I hope, lol) and I need zucchini recipes! This one sounds great and NEW to me!

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  5. Zucchini muffins looks awesome perfect . Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul hop.

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  6. looks really good, and I think with some choco on top my daughter will dive in. Very nice blog.

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  7. I have got Zucchini coming out my ears, this will be a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Those muffins sound really tasty! I think I'd have to add the chocolate chips. Yum :)

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  9. I can't wait to try these muffins! They look delicious!

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  10. We have Zucchini everywhere and I can use a great recipe like this to help me use that Zucchini. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Deeelicious! It's about that time of year when I start gather zucc recipes, so I'll be saving this one for sure :D

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  12. Oh my goodness. It's one in the morning, and I should be going to bed, but instead I'm looking at your delicious food and my stomach is grumbling - I love a good zucchini recipe :D I (surprisingly!) have all the ingredients for this, and will totally be making it in the morning!

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  13. Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  14. Tried these yesterday and absolutely loved them...

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  15. @Anonymous....Yay! So glad you liked them :)

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