Zucchini Apple 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.
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.
MarinaDecember 26, 2012 at 9:53 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!) 🙂
melangeryDecember 26, 2012 at 10:00 pm
Yes, Marina, we had too much sugary food-)) So let's begin New Year with healthy breakfast!
La Table De NanaDecember 26, 2012 at 10:35 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~
MedejaDecember 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm
This combination I haven't actually haven't tried. Apple and zucchini sounds interesting!
thyme SarahDecember 27, 2012 at 12:28 am
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 CookbookDecember 27, 2012 at 5:15 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!
KaterinaDecember 27, 2012 at 5:24 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 YumsDecember 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm
Lovely muffins! That is a wonderful combination.
Frabisa-Isabel La cocina de FrabisaDecember 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm
La primera foto me ha enamorado, enhorabuena.