Super duper courgette muffins

    30 min

    A delicious, nutritious courgette and walnut muffin. Most important of all, these are lower-in-fat than most muffins! Great for breakfast or an afternoon snack at the office.

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    Makes: 12 muffins

    • 280g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 100g cooking margarine
    • 60ml buttermilk
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 185g grated courgette
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 60g walnuts, chopped
    • 60g dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a muffin pan, or use paper liners.
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Stir in baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Rub in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the centre, and pour in milk, eggs, grated courgette and vanilla. Fold in walnuts. Fill muffin cups 2/3 to 3/4 full. Sprinkle tops with brown sugar.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    Very good muffins indeed, with absolutely no "veggie feeling" to them; no trace of the squash, apart from a fresh, slightly fruity taste. As I like my muffins a little more chewy, I substituted abt 60 g oats and 100 g wholemeal flour for the equivalent amount of plain flour, but skipped the sugar on top. And I used oil instead of margarine (as I always do with muffins). The came out fluffy, soft but a little crisp on top – fabulous.  -  23 Mar 2012


    really lovely muffins, easy to make. already made them twice!  -  24 Feb 2012


    Just made and tasted these muffins and I'm very impressed If you like spice and nuts then these are the muffins for you I grated the courgette very finely and you would never know it was there.  -  05 Dec 2011