i should be mopping the floor: Zucchini Macadamia Muffins

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Zucchini Macadamia Muffins

PLEASE NOTE: This is actually a post that is about a year old that I took off my family blog. I just love these muffins so much and wanted to share the recipe!!

Our muffin this week is the Zucchini Macadamia Muffin. Just Benjamin helped with it this week....while JonJon snoozed away. Our goal is to bake muffins every Monday and share a batch with friends and another with someone we don't know very well (maybe a new neighbor or whatever). 

Master egg-cracker....look at the intensity in the expression!

Grating Zucchini....I fell in love with zucchini bread when I was in college and went to Hickory Street Cafe way too much with all of my friends. We all just got the Zucchini Bread sandwich...two pieces of the bread encasing a whole lot of cream cheese. Um, wow.

These muffins turned out pretty yummy!

Zucchini Macadamia Muffins

2 cups grated zucchini (about 2 zucchini)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 (heaping) tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 3 dozen muffin (spots?) in tins with paper liners.
Combine zucchini, sugars, oil, and eggs in a large bowl and mix until combined. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in nuts and extract. Divide batter between muffin (spots?). Bake until a tester inserted in the middle of each loaf comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack. Remove from tins to storage...or to tummy. Makes 3 dozen.


  1. Thewe look so yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin Monday! Have a great week!

  2. Wow! These look yummy! We are big fans of both zucchini breads and macadamia nut treats, but I would have never thought to combine the two. I'll have to give these a try!

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! I love your blog and am now following you, as well. :)

  3. I really like the addition of the macadamia nuts to zucchini muffins. Sounds wonderful.