Recipe by Kimberly Blain Lindsey
"I used to love the low-fat lemon zucchini muffins at Starbucks and then they discontinued them and I was forced to come up with my own."
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1 3/4 cups
1 (8 ounce) container
This is a solid recipe that produces nice moist not too sweet muffins. I would not normally grate and then measure the zucchini but I did this time. I grated one average sized zucchini and it came to a bit less than 2 cups. My container of lemon yogurt was only 6 oz so I added another 2 oz of plain greek yogurt. I will try making these next time using applesauce and oil beaten with the egg instead of the butter. I am glad I made these. Thanks for a nice easy recipe. UPDATE: I meant to say that these don't rise really high so don't be afraid to fill your muffin cups - there was some batter left over after making 12 regular muffins.
Sorry, but this recipe is bad. #1 it doesn't tell you how much zuchinni to add. They come in various sizes. I followed the recipe to a T, Measurements are vital. Maybe 1/2 C. would have been alright.
I made these to take on a roadtrip and they are wonderful. I used 3 T. butter and 3 T. oil instead of all butter and they turned out fine. Great way to use all that zucchini. Seems like most recipes for baked goods call for 2 cups zucchini so I've been shredding it and wringing the moisture out in a clean dishcloth, then freezing in 2 cup portions.
Excellent way to use up all that zucchini from the garden. I used two cups of grated zucchini and followed the recipe as written. These are super moist and a nice change from regular zucchini bread.
I made these muffins as the recipe called and they were great. The second time I made them I made a quite a few substitutions to make them sugar-free.
6 tbsp of plain goat yoghurt (instead of lemon yoghurt), 2 tbsp of lemon juice, 6 tbsp apple sauce and 1/8 cup of oil (instead of butter), 1/4 cup of honey (instead of sugar) and 2 tbsp of lemon rind.
Baked at 365F for 20 min.
I also skipped the glaze to keep them sugar-free.
They browed easily but I found the middle to be a bit too wet.
Next I will try reducing yoghurt and apple sauce to 5 tbsp each and baking at 350F for 35 min.
Excellent recipe. The only change I made was to add an extra teaspoon of baking powder to make them puff up a little more. I also left out the glaze and they were amazing.
I love this muffin. I love both zuchinni and lemon and this is a wonderful summer brunch muffin. A great way to get my family to eat more vegetables.
Love the flavor. I had to use vanilla yogurt from a large container so I measured in a cup and stirred in about a teaspoon of unsweetened lemon Koolaid powder. I also used yellow zucchini to keep the lovely yellow color. I only wish they had risen just a bit, they were very moist nearly custardy and oh so good. I am trying them with the addition of baking powder to see if that will be as good and puff them up a little just for the look of it. thank you for another good zucchini recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lemon Zucchini Muffins
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 58
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