10/29/08

Zucchini muffins and cake

Last night I was studying at the library, but rather than paying attention to algebra review for the GRE, I was thinking about food. I decided to make zucchini bread because I wanted a calming experience of simple baking and I also had 4 zucchinis in the refrigerator.

I Google-d, and found this recipe on AllRecipes. Of course, I had to make a few changes. Here's my recipe for Zucchini Muffins With Walnuts and Cranberries.

Ingredients:
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup toasted chopped walnuts
1/2 cup cranberries

Directions:
1) Preheat the oven to 325F.
2) In a bowl whisk the eggs. Add in the oil and sugar.
3) Add zucchini, vanila, nuts and cranberries to the egg/oil/sugar mixture.
4) In a separate bowl, combine the rest of te ingredients.
5) Add the dry ingredients to the wet; mix well and pour into 10 lined muffin cups.
6) Pour the rest of the mixture into a small loaf pan or a small round oil-sprayed cake pan.
7) Bake for 30 minutes (for the muffins) to 45 minutes (for the cake).

Thoughts: I think I cut out too much of the sugar. Maybe 1.5 cups would have been better. And I might have overcooked the muffins slightly, but still the result is tasty. Adding citrus zest would have been great too.

7 comments:

BlueToYou said...

I love how you always seem to have on-hand the ingredients to mix and match baking stuff or real dinners. Can you do a blog about things you always have in your refrigerator and pantry??

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

These look great - I am all about the muffin so that I can grab and go. Love the combination and of course all things are yummy with cranberries!!

RecipeGirl said...

These look delicious!

Heather said...

very pretty :) i love muffins!! zucchini is such a nice baking item, huh? it's really sweet when you actually work with it. these look great!

Yulinka said...

That looks good--kind of like Russian carrot "keks," except with zucchini.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Yumm!! This recipe sounds as good as the pictures look.

Katy said...

That sounds good. Good luck on your test!