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Zucchini Muffins

After making the zucchini bread and having great success, I started to look for a good recipe for zucchini muffins. I found this one on the same site that had the bread recipe. It looks promising. Then, I realized that it was exactly the same recipe as the one for bread – just in muffin form. Oh well. The bread was yummy so I figured it would be good as a muffin as well.

The only thing that I changed up this time was that I used golden raisins instead of the cranberries. I wanted to add more raisins than I did but these are special raisins so I couldn’t use too many. We are working on potty training in our house and golden raisins are the “potty treat” so they are a hot commodity in our household.

Zucchini Muffin

Zucchini Muffin

I am a big fan of this recipe.  I already knew that it made a good bread and now I know that it also makes a good muffin.  Next time, the only thing that I would change is trying to make sure that each muffin is close to the same size.  Some of them came out really, really big.  So, I had to bake them a little longer than I would have liked to.  But, other than that, this is definitely one that I’ll make again.

Banana Bread – with chocolate chips

Once again, I made my go-to banana bread recipe. And if you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you know that each time I make this recipe I try to play around with it a little bit.  This time, I added 2/3 cup of chocolate chips before baking.  Chocolate + banana bread = Yummmmmm.

Chocolatey Banana Bread

Chocolatey Banana Bread

This may be one that I need to dial down a bit.  It was chocolatey.  I mean, it was really, really, really chocolatey.  I think that it would’ve been fine with just 1/3 of a cup.  But, all in all, it was good.  The bread had a good consistency and the chocolate chips were nicely interspersed throughout the bread.

In a lot of recipes, if you are adding something like chocolate chips, they recommend tossing the chips in some flour to ensure that they don’t just sink to the bottom. Don’t worry about that with this bread, though.  The bread is super thick when you mix it up so I didn’t bother tossing them in flour and as you can see from the photo, the chocolate chips were in every single bite.

Zucchini Bread

Our garden has produced an abundance of zucchini this summer! Yay!

Check out the can of Diet Coke for a size comparison of our crop.

Check out the can of Diet Coke for a size comparison of our crop.

Now comes the task of figuring out what to do with all of that zucchini. The first thought was making some zucchini bread.

I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. I loved that it used a lot of zucchini and that when completed it made two loaves.

I started grating and grating and grating and then wringing out the moisture and wringing and wringing and wringing. I got all of the way the recipe until the butter part and then realized that I didn’t have enough. So, instead of 3/4 cup it is closer to just over 1/2 cup.  And, if you’ve followed this blog you know that I love cranberries so of course I added the “optional” cranberries.  🙂

Zucchini Bread with Cranberries

Zucchini Bread with Cranberries

The results?  Super moist and flavorful bread.  I’ll definitely be making this one again.  I’ll probably make it several times and throw some bread in the freezer.