Zucchini Walnut Muffins for #MuffinMonday

Cinnamon spiced walnut muffins made moist with fresh summer zucchini.
Zucchini Walnut Muffins

Zucchini Walnut Muffins

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

It’s time for #MuffinMonday again! Today my thoughts are bending towards autumn. In a few weeks it will be here! And while we are still getting lots of zucchini from gardens and farm markets, as well, the new crop of walnuts will be coming in.

So what better way to utilize those delicious foods than in a crunchy and moist zuke muffin? It has been quite a while since I made zucchini bread of any type that this was a real pleasure.  I’d almost forgotten how moist the squash makes them. And the walnuts have the perfect crunch! And I always like cinnamon, and that little bit of nutmeg adds a slightly buttery caramel flavor to it when combined with the other ingredients.

I  did also think of topping these with a drizzle- perhaps one of sugar and apple cider with a pinch of cinnamon since the cider is already coming in. But you know, these muffins don’t really need anything else to help them out.

Zucchini Walnut Muffins

Join me tomorrow when I post my recipe for Honey Jalapeno Glazed Beer Brat kebabs using Smithfield sausages infused with beer. It’s a great way to get in  one last grilling  meal before the weather cools off, and everyone will surely love it for one of this weeks upcoming football games. I know I always say that, but with the Green Bay Packers, bratwurst is a food group all by itself.Zucchini Walnut Muffins

Zucchini Walnut Muffins

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Zucchini Walnut Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup cooled melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup finely shredded fresh zucchini

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon,  and cloves.
  3. Add the egg, melted butter, and vanilla, mixing well.
  4. Stir in the walnuts and zucchini.
  5. Spoon batter into 10-12 paper lined muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick   can be inserted and removed without wet batter sticking to it.
  7. Cool muffins completely.

From  the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Zucchini Walnut Muffins

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