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Orange Zucchini Muffins

No recipe image available.This recipe for fiber-rich, orange-scented whole wheat and bran muffins is a great one for backyard gardeners blessed with a bounty of zucchini.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups bran
3 small zucchini
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups orange juice
2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup raisins

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a food processor, process for 5 seconds, whole wheat flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and bran. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Process zucchini until puréed and stir into dry ingredients.
  3. Process eggs and oil for 2 to 3 seconds and add to flour mixture with orange juice, vinegar, honey, molasses, and raisins. Stir until just blended. Spoon into paper-lined muffin tins.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375°F (190°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until center is set. Remove from oven.
  5. Let completely cool on wire rack.

Makes 12 muffins.