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Green (Zucchini) Muffins

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 20 to 25 minutes
Yield: 16 muffins
  • Paper cupcake liners
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place paper liners in muffin tins.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Beat in the milk, oil, and sugar. Stir in the zucchini until well blended. Add the flour mixture to batter a little at a time and stir to mix -- it should be a little lumpy. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle each muffin with 1/4 teaspoon sugar.

4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the muffin tops are golden brown and spring back when you touch them. Remove from tins and cool on a rack.

How kids can help: Put paper liners in muffin tins; measure ingredients; sprinkle sugar on muffins.
Per serving: 194 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 142 mg sodium, 24 mg cholesterol.

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