Zucchini Lemon Muffins

These muffins are a great snack for all ages. They’re soft and light and they are sweet, yet not too sweet.

This recipe makes 12 muffins. Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 2 Large Eggs, Beaten
  • Zest of 1 large Lemon, or 2 small
  • 1 cup shredded, packed unpeeled Zucchini
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Water

Preheat your oven to 400°F.

This step is optional, but I prefer it: once your oven is preheated, put your walnuts on a small baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Let them cool and then chop.

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In a large bowl, add your flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon peel, walnuts, and raisins and give it a good whisk.

In a smaller bowl or container add your eggs, milk, and oil. Give it a good mix to combine. The oil will resist mixing with the milk, but be persistent. Make a well in your dry ingredients bowl and add the egg mixture.

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Mix it just enough to barely combine, if a little bit of flour didn’t incorporate, that’s ok. We’re going to mix it again after we add the zucchini.

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Confession: I forgot to add the lemon zest, raisins, and walnuts. I added it with my zucchini and it still worked out fine. If your brain takes random vacations like mine does, don’t worry. It’ll still all work out in the end.

Ok, so, onto the zucchini adding. Go ahead and add it to your mixture and stir until combined, just be sure not to over-mix.

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The batter went from blah to awesome in an instant! Scoop or spoon your batter into paper liners or into a greased muffin tin.

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Bake between 20 to 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

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Let cool for about 5 minutes in the pan and then move to a wire rack.

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Let cool for about 10 to 15 minutes and then we’ll add our glaze. In a small bowl, add 1 cup of powdered sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons water. I used 2 1/2 tablespoons water. Give it a good whisk.

I like to put a couple of paper towels under my wire cooling rack to minimize mess before glazing things on it.

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Spoon over as much or as little glaze as you like and you’re done!

 

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