April 25th is National Zucchini Bread Day!
If you haven’t figured it out by now, Shindigz will take ANY reason to celebrate!
And really what isn’t there to celebrate about zucchini bread? It is delicious and makes your taste buds happy. It has zucchini in it! Which, okay, may not sound like anything all that special, but really it is. With the addition of veggies in a muffin you have a healthy snack, and dare I say it, with over TWO CUPS of veggies in these muffins, you can probably eat them as a side dish of veggies and reach your Recommended Daily Allowance of veggies! If you eat the whole batch. Which once you taste these you will want to.
These tasty so delicious that they’ll be the hit at any party, from summer celebrations to bridal showers. Or how about impressing Mom on Mothers Day, especially with the creative way you’re eating your veggies!
Carrot Zucchini Summer Squash Muffins
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 cups grated carrots, zucchini and summer squash, blotted dry.
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375°.
In the bowl of your mixer, add the eggs, yogurt, oil, sugar, honey and mix to blend well.In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Slowly add the flour mix and blend till all ingredients are combined.
Mix the carrots, zucchini, summer squash and walnuts together and add to mixture.
Grease or paper your muffin tins. Fill each muffin almost to the top of the tin.
Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool on rack and then remove from tin.
To glaze mix 1 cup of powder sugar with just enough milk to get a thick syrup. Spoon glaze over cool muffins.
Recipe by Heather Jurczyk, the sassy half of the duo that make up the cooking team of He Cooks She Cooks. They have a weakness for feel good, down to earth, amazingly tasty eats that almost always include the addition of beer.
From growing their own tomatoes to brewing their own beer, they like to cook from scratch as much as possible. They know what’s important. Love. Food. Beer. Visit He Cooks She Cooks for more recipes.