Ben brought home a couple of zucchini's from work a couple of weeks ago. They were grown by a couple of coworkers and they were huge.
I decided to turn my beautiful green vegetables into muffins. I have absolutely no idea where this recipe originally came from but it's been in my recipe collection for years. I love these muffins because they're loaded with pecans and cherries and they are perfectly moist thanks to the zucchini.
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 zucchini, shredded and drained
3/4 cup dried cherries (I used cherry flavored craisins.)
1/4 cup pecans (optional)
Squeeze all of the liquid that you can out of the zucchini in paper towels.
Stir together eggs, oil, marmalade, vanilla and zucchini.
Combine dry ingredients.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in 3 additions.
Stir in cherries and nuts.
Spoon into muffin cups
Bake 17 minutes at 400.
You may never have had a zucchini muffin quite like this one. These are so good, you'll forget that they're packed with zucchini.