Sunday, August 7, 2011
Healthy Zucchini Muffins
This month's JADE from http://www.themesspot.com decided that the What's Baking challenge would be Celebrate Summer. This month I decided that I would use up the abundance of Zucchini I have, and try to make something that was tasty and healthy.
Jonathan is in the phases where we wouldn't eat any green veggies. So, as his mother it's my job to find a way to get him to eat them. And I ask you, what better way than to bake them into his favorite things.
This recipe is so good that even myself who hated Zucchini love this recipe. With the applesauce and spices you really can tell that they have anything healthy in them. I hope you enjoy them as much and my 3 year old who eat 2 in one sitting!
RECIPE SOURCE: KidsHealth.org
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
2 cups of shredded zucchini
2 cups of whole grain pancake mix
1 Tsp of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of allspice
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
2 Tsp of lemon juice
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO:
Wash,peel, and shred zucchini
Wrap grated zucchini in a couple of paper towels and squeeze to remove water.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Line a 12 cup muffin tin
In a large bowl, and mix pancake mix,along with all the dry spices
In another bowl whisk together eggs, applesauce, and lemon juice
Fold egg mixture into shredded zucchini and dry ingredients.
Fill each muffin cup with 2/3 full with batter.
Bake for 15 minutes (until golden brown)
Cool on baking rack for 5-10 minutes.