Zucchini Cheese Muffins: A Savory Twist on a Classic Favorite

Elevate your baking game with a savory twist on a classic favorite—the Zucchini Cheese Muffins. Bursting with the wholesome goodness of zucchini and the irresistible richness of cheese, these muffins are the perfect blend of flavors and textures.

Zucchini Cheese Muffins are a deliciously savory treat that’s perfect for any occasion. With their tender crumb, cheesy goodness, and subtle hint of zucchini, these muffins are sure to be a hit with family and friends alike. Whether enjoyed as a satisfying breakfast, a tasty snack, or a flavorful side dish, these muffins are guaranteed to delight your taste buds with every bite. So, grab your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to bake up a batch of savory goodness that’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Join me as we explore the art of crafting these delightful treats and discover how easy it is to bake up a batch of savory goodness in your own kitchen.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup grated zucchini, excess moisture squeezed out
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or chives
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS:
 
    • PREHEAT THE OVEN:
      • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a muffin tin or line it with paper liners.
    • PREPARE THE DRY INGREDIENTS:
      • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
    • MIX IN THE ZUCCHINI AND CHEESE:
      • Add the grated zucchini, shredded cheddar cheese, and chopped fresh parsley or chives to the dry ingredients. Stir until the zucchini and cheese are evenly distributed throughout the flour mixture.
    • PREPARE THE WET INGREDIENTS:
      • In a separate mixing bowl, beat the eggs until smooth. Add the milk, melted butter, and honey or maple syrup (if using), and whisk until well combined.
    • COMBINE WET AND DRY INGREDIENTS:
      • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to gently fold the ingredients together until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in tough muffins.
    • FILL THE MUFFIN TIN:
      • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Smooth the tops of the muffins with the back of a spoon or spatula.
    • BAKE TO PERFECTION:
      • Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • COOL AND SERVE:
      • Once baked, remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool in the tin for a few minutes. Transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.
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