January 6, 2011

Zucchini-Lemon Muffins

 I could easily apologize to you right now. It's been a while, hasn't it? I should feel terrible that I haven't been supplying you with yummy recipes. Well, life has been so good this past month that I just haven't had the time - and for that, I do not apologize!

You know I've been searching for a job out here in beautiful California. But what you may not know is that I was offered a position with a non-profit organization at the end of November and started working in December! Between that and a little 2-week vacation to Nebraska for the holidays, my life has been a little crazy. I'm just so blessed.

I digress.

Today I bring to you my first post of 2011. I know it should be some grand recipe...but it's just muffins. But not any old muffins! Zucchini-Lemon! Make these and you'll have spring on your mind, guaranteed. (P.S. I can't say, hear, read or type the word 'muffin' without thinking of this. And I'm not complaining.)

Zucchini-Lemon Muffins
Source: Cooking Light, June 1995

2 cups all-purpose flour (I used half whole wheat, half all-purpose)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (I used cinnamon)
1 cup coarsely shredded zucchini
3/4 cup skim milk
3 tablespoons oil (I used applesauce)
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl; make a well in the center of the mixture. In a separate bowl combine zucchini, milk, oil and egg. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups - lined with baking cups or sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans immediately and let cool on wire rack.


  1. Congrats on the job girl! So glad things are going well. Those muffins look fantastic too.

  2. I'm so glad life is so good. In my opinion, that's a perfectly good reason not to post!

  3. Congratulations on the job, glad you're in a good place!

  4. Wahoo! Way to go on the job! I wouldn't apologize either!