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Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

It's harvest time and amazing produce is plentiful, especially zucchinis and pumpkins. Why not take advantage of these veggies with a little Autumn baking? Here's my recipe for Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins. They're a cinch to whip up and take half as long to bake as regular loaves. Plus the smaller portion size allows you to enjoy them without inhaling half a loaf in one sitting, which is always a plus in my book.

To see how I make these savory muffins

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Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients

  1. 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  2. 2 cups Sucanat
  3. 1 cup cooked pumpkin (you can also use canned pumpkin)
  4. 1 cup butter or margarine, melted (I used Earth Balance sticks)
  5. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  6. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  7. 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  11. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  12. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  13. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  14. 1 cup shredded zucchini
  15. 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Add pumpkin, melted margarine, and vanilla.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.

  4. Gradually add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Then stir in the zucchini and nuts.

  5. Pour into muffin tins. You'll have enough batter for about 30 muffins. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until you can poke a toothpick in a muffin and it comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Then enjoy!

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emaxfin5 emaxfin5 8 years
YUMMY!!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
2 sticks butter. . . whoa. but they do look delicious. what's the nutritional value of these things/calorie count?
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Hmmmm, how could this be a healthy recipe? It uses two sticks of butter.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
These are soooo tasty
Cebca Cebca 8 years
So, to clarify, when you day "savory" muffins, you mean delicious, not actually savory in the culinary sense . . . they look pretty sweet to me.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
lintacious - islandsugar is right - Sucanat is a form of sugar, so you can use white sugar instead.
ladyrox1981 ladyrox1981 8 years
According to my friend wikipedia, Sucanat is a - dare I say, trendy - contraction of "Sugar Cane Natural"... so in essence it's just non-refined cane sugar.
homesweethome homesweethome 8 years
on the allrecipes website, it says in the ingredients list it's 2 cups sugar, not "sucanat", that must be a typo.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'd try these, but I don't know if I can buy Sucanat at my grocery store...can you buy it online?
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I love anything with pumpkin in it! I'm curious what Sucanat is? Can there be something else used in it's place?
lintacious lintacious 8 years
What can I substitute for Sucanat?
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Mm, I don't know about this one.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i actually had pumpkin bread for the VERY first time a few months ago and i loved it so i might have to try this recipe for the fall since it seems like it could be great at well. those muffins look great and we all know what a visual cooker/baker i am.
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