i made my own little muffin some really healthy blueberry muffins not too long ago and she gobbled them up. i figured i could get her to fall in love all over again with a green twist.
does hiding vegetables in a muffin make me a conniving mom?
nah. it's for her own good. plus, my little one year old luckily likes plenty of veggies without the muffin costume.
raisins, nuts, berries, chocolate...? ok, i may have gone a little overboard with the chocolate. but, any of the other options give these muffins some extra dimension.
these bad boys, er, good boys are yum. i wouldn't categorize them as "healthy" because of the sugar and such, but they do sneak in vegetables to an otherwise sweet treat. hope you take them for a spin around your kitchen.
what you need
3 cups grated fresh zucchini
2/3 cup melted butter, unsalted
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup raisins
what you do
in a large bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla and sugar. then, stir in the grated zucchini and melted butter.
in a separate bowl, stir together all your remaining dry ingredients (excluding raisins).
preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
stir your dry ingredients into the wet ones. now, mix in your raisins if you so choose to add them. i prefer golden raisins.
either butter your muffin pan or use muffin liners.
give each of the 12 muffin wells a generous heaping of the batter.
bake for 20-30 minutes. i checked my muffins with a toothpick after 20 minutes and they needed another 5.