Zucchini Muffins with Cranberries and Pecans
Yield: Makes 12 regular or 24 small muffins
These muffins are dense, moist and gorgeously fragrant. They freeze beautifully so you can make a large batch when zucchini is at its peak, and delight your family and guests throughout the winter months.
- 2 cups unbleached organic white flour Add to list
- 3/4 cup granulated unrefined sugar Add to list
- 1 tablespoon baking powder Add to list
- 1 teaspoon salt Add to list
- 1 tablespoon organic orange zest Add to list
- 2 large eggs, beaten Add to list
- 2/3 cup milk Add to list
- 1/2 cup melted butter or vegetable oil Add to list
- 1 cup packed, shredded, peeled organic zucchini Add to list
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (see note) Add to list
- 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans Add to list
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and orange zest in a large mixing bowl. Beat together the eggs, milk and butter or oil. Make a well in the center of the ingredients and pour in the milk and egg mixture. Stir until barely combined and fold in the zucchini, cranberries and pecans. Spoon into well-greased muffin tins. Bake for 12 to15 minutes for small muffins and 20 to 25 minutes for large muffins. The muffins will be very moist inside.
PCC carries frozen, whole, organic cranberries, which would be perfect in these muffins if you prefer a bite of tart flavor.
Recipe by, PCC Chef
Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on September 12, 2009.
ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea
Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.
She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.
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