These muffins are nutritious, low in fat, and most important of all, taste delicious!

Jessi

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a muffin pan, or use paper liners.

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  • In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center, and pour in milk, eggs, zucchini and vanilla. Fold in walnuts. Fill muffin cups 2/3 to 3/4 full. Sprinkle tops with brown sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 41.1g 13% DV; fat 13g 20% DV; cholesterol 31.2mg 10% DV; sodium 244.8mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2007
We made this recipe a bit healthier...a delicious breakfast treat! I used freshly ground whole wheat instead of white flour cut the sugar down to 1/2 cup used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (kept nutmeg at 1 tsp) upped the salt to 1 tsp (but used yummy sea salt) used cold butter in place of shortening used 1/2 cup plain yogurt as we didn't have sour milk on hand used 2 cups zucchini and a whole cup of the walnuts. I could not even stir the batter it was so thick and so added a splash of milk -- worked like a charm. These muffins were not light and fluffy as others attested to no doubt because of the whole wheat butter and extra nuts. They were hearty tasty and very satisfying. We will make these often! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/08/2009
I followed the advice about reducing the sugar and adding half whole wheat flour... I was the only one in the house who would eat them. Read More
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126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2007
We made this recipe a bit healthier...a delicious breakfast treat! I used freshly ground whole wheat instead of white flour cut the sugar down to 1/2 cup used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (kept nutmeg at 1 tsp) upped the salt to 1 tsp (but used yummy sea salt) used cold butter in place of shortening used 1/2 cup plain yogurt as we didn't have sour milk on hand used 2 cups zucchini and a whole cup of the walnuts. I could not even stir the batter it was so thick and so added a splash of milk -- worked like a charm. These muffins were not light and fluffy as others attested to no doubt because of the whole wheat butter and extra nuts. They were hearty tasty and very satisfying. We will make these often! Read More
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2005
With just a few changes/additions these are my family's favorite breakfast on the go! I substitute 1 C whole wheat flour and 1/2 shredded apple and one shredded carrot for 1/2 C of the zucchini. I also heap the t of cinnamon and have switched to pumkin pie spice (as I was out of nutmeg). It adds a little zing and they are super moist! IQF them on a cookie sheet for about 10 minutes after they are completely cooled and then throw them in a Ziploc for easy storage. When someone wants one zap it at 50% power for 30 sec and full power for 15. It's just like they were straight out of the oven! Thanks for this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
Wow! These are the best muffins I have ever had. The texture and flavour are perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Unbelievable!!! Moist and delicious...I followed the recipe exactly. I had quit making muffins because no matter what I did they always came out a very dissappointing but not so with this recipe it's fabulous...give it a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
I hate rating recipies if I've altered the ingredients because then I'm not rating the one listed but the one I created. But I feel for this recipe my changes didn't alter the end product that much and if anything the original recipe may even be better. Instead of all white flour I use 1 1/4 white 1/2 cup of whole wheat 1/2 c flaxseed meal and 1/2 c wheat germ. I left the sugars the same and used 2 heaping tsp. of cinnamon and 1 heaping tsp. of nutmeg. I used probably more like 1 2/3 cup of shredded zucchini which I squeezed out first. The same amount of milk and salt and real butter rather than shortening (I don't do fake foods). These muffins were OUT OF THIS WORLD. I'd never had zucchini muffins before so I was surprised at the nice sweet taste these had. I will make these again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
EXCELLENT! These are really tasty. We just finished making them and my family is WOWED! We did some of the adjustments from previous reviews and they turned out perfect. We added 1/8 cup more milk used 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown. Instead of so much baking powder we used 1 1/2 tsp powder and 1 1/2 soda. To lessen the "baking powder" taste. The are moist light and full of flavor! This recipe is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2003
These were very tasty! Light fluffy and moist. I will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2003
Absolutely delicious! I used half white half whole wheat flour and these muffins were wonderful. Thank you for posting this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2006
Super yummy! I took the advice of pervious posters and doubled the milk and cinnamon and added a little extra nutmeg. I also used a little more walnuts than called for and added a handful of raisins. I used naturally sour raw milk rather than milk and vinegar and also used a stick of softened butter rather than shortening. So good! I will make these again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/08/2009
I followed the advice about reducing the sugar and adding half whole wheat flour... I was the only one in the house who would eat them. Read More
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