July 15, 2011

Day 3: A day in the Life (&death) of a Giant Zucchini

Zucchini Banana Muffins

I just had to make this zucchini staple...

(makes 12 large muffins + 12 mini muffins)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup reg. flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2  tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (or egg substitute)
  • 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup mashed banana (2 med bananas)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (Optional)
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
Beat with electric mixer: egg, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla. Stir in zucchini and banana.  Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Careful not to over mix.  Scoop batter into 12 lg. paper-lined muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Then scoop remainder of batter into mini muffin cups (12) and bake for approx. 12-15 mins.

Come back and join us for Day #4!
I still have 1/2 of the zucchini left!
Hmmm...what will it be?

Stay Cozy, Carrie


Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Yum! I love zucchini & these recipes are making my mouth water. Thanks so much for dropping by & leaving a comment on my blog.

Warmly, Michelle

Incipient Wings said...

ooh thanks for this!
looks amazing!

debi said...


It's hard to diet and follow your blog....but I do :-)


Blondie's Journal said...

These are to die for, Carrie. I know how to make zucchini bread but that is about it! Thanks so much for a great recipe!


camp and cottage living said...

I still have some zuchinni to use up. This is a new recipe for me. I like it that it has whole wheat and the egg substitite, since I just started a diet this week!

Happy@Home said...

Wow, do these ever sound good and healthy too. I've never seen zucchini and bananas used together, but I imagine they are very moist. I would love to try this one. Thanks for sharing.
Did you grow that huge zuke? I think I'm the only person out there who can't grow a zucchini. I've tried for the past 3 years and no luck so, I'm throwing in the towel and buying mine at the farmer's market.

pollydove said...

Carrie, you are really going to town with all of these delicious recipes! This looks sooooo GOOOOOOD!!!!! :)

Have a great weekend!

Martha said...

Do those look good!!!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

holy Cow..you are making my mouth water..I just copied this one..and the other two days of zucchini look sooo good and I know it is all healthy too.:)..when's dinner tomorrow night?...have a great weekend.;)

Country Dreaming said...

Now THAT is my kind of muffin.
Oh my!
I can't believe you still have 1/2 left!!!
I used 1/2 of ours for dinner tonight but mine is not as big as yours!!


Isobel said...

Hi Carrie,
Wow, that is an unusual mix. Banana and Zucchini (courgette here for us Brits)! I be it would be just as delicious as the beetroot chocolate brownie. :)
Hope you are having a great weekend.

Thoughts for the day said...

Do you have any more fresh zucchini's I would drive over and purchase a few. Love the recipes and cannot believe how big that zuc must have been.

Just a little something from Judy said...

For sure, next summer I am growing zucchinis, especially after reading down through your last few posts. Everything you made looks so good!!! If you published each recipe and picture, you could publish your own zucchini cookbook.

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