Monday, May 23, 2011

Brown Sugar Spice Zucchini Muffins

Brown Sugar Spice Zucchini Muffins recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Muffins are a much loved breakfast treat in our home. I usually have at least a few different varieties in the freezer for an easy addition to our breakfasts. I've always loved zucchini muffins, but these have something extra. With so much squash in the garden, I'm happy to have yet another way to use it. With brown sugar, spices and garden fresh zucchini, I've found a new family favorite zucchini muffin.

Brown Sugar Spice Zucchini Muffins
recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
(printable recipe)

2 small zucchini, approx 1 3/4 cup shredded (the smaller the better for great flavor)
1 1/8 cup packed dark-brown sugar
2/3 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt
Butter, to grease the muffin tins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the muffin tins and set aside. Grate zucchini and set aside. Whisk together sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs and set aside. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and the spices. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine well. Stir in the grated zucchini.

Scoop batter into greased muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 18 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean.

This recipe makes 12 full size muffins.

* To make a loaf instead, pour into a single loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes.

Brown Sugar Spice Zucchini Muffins recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


  1. These look delicious! I like to make zucchini bread and muffins too when we get extras from the produce stands. I love that it makes a veggie taste suspisciously like dessert :-)

  2. I haven't used zucchini in muffins and bread, look so delicious. Love the spices in it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am so glad that you did because it led me to your wonderful blog! I was going to make zucchini bread tomorrow but I think I will be giving these a try instead! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I am always on the lookout for zucchini recipes. It's been overflowing this summer. I will print this and keep for the next baking. thanks, andi

  5. I made these a couple of weeks ago and I was a happy woman everyday going to work! They were tasty and moist! Garlic7girl

  6. I made these several times, and my family kept asking for more.