Whole Grain Spice Zucchini Muffins

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, I am all about filling our home with the smell of fresh baked goods. One of my favorite scents this time a year to use is a combination of nutmeg and cinnamon. It smells just amazing!

What is ultimately more important than the smell though, is the taste.

So when I found this Zucchini Spice Loaf recipe, I knew I wanted to have some fun tweaking it and making something my boys would enjoy.

I will say, please forgive the poor iphone photos. I pride myself in my photography, but due to 2-3 hour durations of sleep at night – iphone photos will just have to do ;-) – I assure you, it taste way better than these photographs make it look.

So! Here goes…

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Ingredients
2 1/2 cup freshly milled white hard wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp real salt
3 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg

3 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup organic coconut oil (make sure its melted)
1 1/2 cup sucanat
3 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c shredded zucchini

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Mix all dry ingredients together & set aside.

Put eggs, oil, sugar & vanilla together in mixer. Mix until blended…. Add dry ingredients slowly. Fold in zucchini until mixed well.

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Bake at 325 degrees for 26-30 minutes for 12 muffins, 28-32 minutes for mini-loaves, 60 minutes for large loaf. Be sure to check with toothpick. Toothpick should come out clean.

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This recipe I adapted from Madison Bistro. She used pastry flour and regular sugar… she also used canola oil instead of coconut oil. The recipe though looked amazing :) – its always fun to tweak great recipes to fit our whole grain needs, isn’t it?

My kids btw, ages 8, 5 and 2 – all ate these! They came out moist, yet crispy on the outside. Perfect snack after an hour on the trampoline ;-) – and a great treat for thanksgiving. The extra perk is the amazing smell you will be left with throughout your entire home.

*This is my final post for the amazing Grain Mill Challenge – Check out other great recipes HERE*

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One Response to Whole Grain Spice Zucchini Muffins

  1. Sheena says:

    These look so good. I need to get back into making zucchini muffins. Jayden really loved them. Look at little Owen operating the KitchenAid, such a big boy!

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