Friday, May 9, 2008

Zucchini Raisin Whole Wheat Muffins

This muffin recipe is adapted from a basic zucchini muffin recipe. I cut down on the sugar, substituted apple sauce for oil and replaced a portion of the flour required with whole wheat flour. The result is a healthy and tasty muffin that my kids love. I made these in advance for brunch this Sunday, Mother's Day. Give it a try! They'll be a big hit!

For this recipe you will need: 3 eggs, 1 cup applesauce, 1 cup sugar, 2.5 cups grated zucchini, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1 cup white flour, 2 tsp cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt and 1.5 cups raisins.

Preheat your oven to 350. Grease and flour muffin tins (will make about 24 muffins). Whisk eggs, applesauce, sugar, zucchini and vanilla in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, salt and raisins. Slowly add dry mix to egg mixture being careful not to overmix. You just want the dry ingredients moistened, they do not have to be perfectly blended.

Add to muffin tins and cook for 15 minutes and check. My muffins were done at 18 minutes, but I could have taken them out a minute or two earlier. They are done when a knife inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!

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