Zucchini Cornbread Muffins
Autumn is in my thoughts these days and along with it comes the desire for comfort food like chili and cornbread. Our garden is dwindling now ( even though it is still n the 80’s here) and the zucchini is coming to an end. But these zucchini cornbread muffins are a great way to use one what is left of out favorite vegetables. A great addition to a hot bowl of chili too. You can find my chili recipe here
What You Need
1 1/2 Cups flour
2/3 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup cornmeal
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Cup milk
1 Cup zucchini (cleaned, seeds removed and grated) one large zucchini
1/3 Cup vegetable oil
3 Tbsp. butter (melted, not hot)
2 Mixing Bowls
Muffin baking tin
Wire cooling rack
Nonstick cooking spray or cupcake liners
Before You Start- Preheat oven to 350°, prepare your muffin tins with paper liners or nonstick cooking spray and melt your butter in a saucepan over medium low heat or in the microwave. Set aside to cool.
Lets Make It! In a bowl combine, flour, sugar cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir together to combine. In another mixing bowl whisk together milk, zucchini, eggs, butter (cooled) and vegetable oil. Slowly add wet mixture to dry mixture whisking to combine as you go. Fill muffin tin cups about half full. Place on center rack in your oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and pass the toothpick test for “doneness” ( insert wooden toothpick in the center of the muffin, if it comes out clean it is done, if not continue to cook one minute at a time until it comes out clean).
Serve hot with butter or honey
Makes about 12
*Katies Tid Bits- Want less sugar? Use 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 Cup sugar substitute
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Have you started making Autumn inspired recipes?