Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blueberry zucchini muffins

Lachlan and I struggle on a daily basis to find something he likes to eat. One day he loves lasagna. The next day he tries to throw it in my face. One thing he consistently likes is a muffin. But one flavor of muffin will only last a day or two before he's ready to move on to the next flavor experience. I search high and low for muffin recipes that look good but also look really healthy and nutritious. If the only thing he's going to eat is a muffin, it had better be good for him.

His latest favorite (which he's happily eaten several days now) is blueberry zucchini.

I found this recipe for a blueberry zucchini bread and then adapted it. This is the second time I've made it, tweaking it a bit each time, and I think this is the winning adaptation for us:

3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 cups shredded zucchini
3 cups whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 pint fresh blueberries or one bag (about 14 ounces?) of frozen blueberries

 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease muffin pan or line with cupcake liners.                
2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar. Fold in the zucchini.
3. Beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
4. Gently fold in the blueberries.
5. Transfer to the prepared muffin pan.
6. Bake about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Stuff your face (or watch your kid stuff his!)


  1. Oh my! Zucchini & Blueberry Heaven ... gotta try it, thanks.

  2. Wow Sound interesting! Zucchini & Blueberry muffin. I would never thought of that. Wholegrain would make a wholesome good treat. I came across this website If you do need idea for a new flavor to try with Lachlan. There are lot of recipes for sweet treats; it is not just cupcake. ;) There is nothing post after 2010 which is a little disappointed though. Happy Hunting!

  3. Sounds wonderfully delicious to me. Kudos to the little man for being receptive to new tastes, even if he's quickly ready to move on to something else. So many kids seem to get stuck in mealtime ruts.


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