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Kathie's Zucchini Muffins

Kathie's Zucchini Muffins
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski
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12 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)

"I was looking for something healthy the kids could grab for breakfast on the way out the door and came up with these healthy muffins. The kids are grown now, but I still enjoy making these. Sometimes I add raisins, nuts, or dried cranberries for variety." —Kathleen Lehner, Montgomery Village, Md.

Ingredients

  • 4.75 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1 cup)
  • 3 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutrition Information

  • calories 145
  • fat 3.1 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 3.5 g
  • carbohydrate 27.1 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 21 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 154 mg
  • calcium 58 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine whole-wheat flour and next 6 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine zucchini, milk, oil, honey, and egg in a small bowl; stir until blended. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add milk mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.

  3. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over tops of muffins. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans immediately; cool on a wire rack.

Cook's Notes

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