originals needed to be revised - I love trying different things; also, I like to use up "pantry" supplies I have. The revised batch turned out more chocolaty similar to a brownie flavor :) Either recipe I would highly recommend.
My Zucchini Muffins "Revised"
Please read over recipe and ingredients before starting, to make sure you have everything needed. I also find that for most people and those trying a new recipe for the first time it helps to break it all down and have everything ready to go, and then mix it together as directed.
3 eggs, room temp.
1/2 cup olive oil, extra virgin is fine or what you have on hand.
1 cup of Demorara cane sugar (or brown)
1/2 cup of raw honey
2-3 cups of grated zucchini (remove as much moisture as you can)
Then add to wet ingredients:
1 1/2 cup Barley flour
1 1/2 cup wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup flax meal (ground. flax)
3 Tbsp. cocoa (slightly heaping - heaping)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds, shelled
1/2 cup chopped walnut
Place batter in paper lined large muffin pans, I filled 10 large muffins cups, sprinkle on topping and bake in a 325 degree preheated oven for 25 -35 minutes. Check for doneness with toothpick.
3 Tbsp. rolled oats or spelt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 Tbsp. raw shelled pumpkin seeds
1 Tbsp. of raw cane sugar
2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
I think I've mentioned before about grinding your own cinnamon powder to use; it truly makes such a wonderful difference in all your cooking and baking. So in mentioning that I have to share a funny story with you.
Yesterday I decided I couldn't put off making the zucchini muffins any longer. I had previously grated the zucchini to insure much of the moisture would be gone. For that I grated the zucchini and place on a strainer lined with a couple paper towels, place a paper towel on top, then set it in the refrigerator until use, I left it in the refrigerator a couple days maybe longer, (I don't recommend this). This morning I had to! So I started to get everything ready and that included freshly ground cinnamon. I use an old coffee grinder and on this particular grinder the push start button had been broken a few years back so I had placed tape on it to keep in place. Well, I put my cinnamon sticks in - placed the top on and went to turn it on by pushing the button. The button was no where to be found. What to do? I didn't have any ground cinnamon to use. So I took a pen and pushed into the part that the button pushes into to make the grinder work. It started to grind! Yippee! But it kept making a horrible noise breaking up the sticks. Now it usually starts that way until it breaks down but this time the sound of grinding , cracking, breaking just was lasting to long. So I took the top off and there it was the rectangular button to make the stupid thing go!! LOL It was 6:30 AM thank you~ Anyway, since I found out that the grinder can work fine with the pen; I didn't need to use the button - well it truly was in no working order anymore even with tape. I had to dump it all out and start over. Pathetic yes? I need a knew grinder for spices and why I don't have one or never bought one? Well that's another story :)
Enjoy the muffins~