Zucchini Apple Muffins

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma

Zucchini-Apple Muffins

Note: Before using the zucchini in this recipe, rinse and dry, then cut off the stem end before shredding onto layers of paper towels to absorb some of the excess moisture.

Makes: 10-12 muffins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest, from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil or almond oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 zucchini, 4 oz. total, shredded and drained on paper towels
  • 1 apple, shredded
  • 3/4 cup dried sweet cherries (optional)


Preheat an oven to 400°F.

In a bowl, stir together the flour, oat bran, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and lemon zest.

In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, apple, vanilla and zucchini until blended. Add the flour mixture in three additions and beat just until evenly moistened and smooth. Stir in the dried sweet cherries. The batter will be stiff.

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each no more than three-fourths full. Bake until the muffins are golden, dry and springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve them warm or at room temperature, with butter or marmalade.

Zucchini Muffins 1


Marina said...
December 26, 2012 at 4:53 PM  

Looks lovely! After so much food during those few days, we can't think of any food for some time. But looking at it makes me go and make one myself, no sugar though (I think I had enough sweets for few years to come!) :)

Yelena Strokin said...
December 26, 2012 at 5:00 PM  

Yes, Marina, we had too much sugary food-)) So let's begin New Year with healthy breakfast!

La Table De Nana said...
December 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM  

I love muffins..I must admit to already making a new bread today..after making one at 7 AM yesterday for Christmas morning..
I love baking..

These look good.. Enjoy the rest of the holidays~

Medeja said...
December 26, 2012 at 6:59 PM  

This combination I haven't actually haven't tried. Apple and zucchini sounds interesting!

thyme Sarah said...
December 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM  

With a belly full every hour of the last few days, your muffins look like where we should be heading! They look wonderful for breakfast.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
December 27, 2012 at 12:15 AM  

I've made zucchini muffins before and I was actually surprised how delicious they were (I had hesitation prior to baking). I can only imagine addition of apple would make these muffins a little more complex and natural sweetness from apple would be so nice. I love the "winter" feeling of these photos!

Katerina said...
December 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM  

Yes, zucchini makes muffins and cakes delicious! They look very healthy and very tasty! I would like to wish to you a very Prosperous and Happy New Year full of Joy and Love!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...
December 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM  

Lovely muffins! That is a wonderful combination.

Happy Holidays!



Frabisa-Isabel La cocina de Frabisa said...
December 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM  

La primera foto me ha enamorado, enhorabuena.

Fantástico blog!!


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