Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Orange Zucchini Muffins

Orange Zucchini Muffins makes a great breakfast!

Orange Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients

1 cup shredded zucchini
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

~Preheat oven at 350°.

~Squeeze zucchini until dry; set aside.

~In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

~In another bowl, beat the eggs, brown sugar, oil, orange juice, orange peel, and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins and reserved zucchini. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.

~Combine sugar and remaining nutmeg; sprinkle over batter. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

~Serve warm.


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