|It looks as good as it tastes.|
It is officially football season here in Lawrence. Saturday was the KU Band Day Parade which the girls always enjoy. That is about the extent of our football exposure, other than #SundaySupper Tailgating. We thought since we were not big into real tailgating we would bring a fun yet different dessert for #SundaySupper.
Saturday we went to the Farmers Market after the parade and picked up some yellow zucchini for our favorite Zucchini Muffins. I usually tell the girls we are making cupcakes because they have the same shape. Our muffin recipe is low sugar and fat so it is much healthier than a regular cupcake.
Zucchini Muffins (Pink, this time)
- 2 cups flour (All-purpose, Whole Wheat or combo)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup liquid (milk for this recipe, juice can add sweetness)
- 1/4 butter, melted (or vegetable oil)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
In a large bowl stir flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix egg, liquid, butter, sugar, and vinegar in a medium bowl. Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and fold together. If you want to color your batter add puree now. We like to make the batter pink with 2 to 3 tbsp of beet puree. Add zucchini and stir until just combined.
Scoop batter into 12 greased or lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool and then add topping of your liking. A store bought frosting really does not go well with this recipe so we whipped up a simple yet yummy topping out of cream cheese, yogurt, and honey. A little beet puree adds pink color.
|Mo is so curious.|
|Mo finally gets to help.|
These are not a terribly sweet tasting treat but they are a great addition to a fun meal. We like to have them after dinner anytime.
Audrey and Mo's Tasks:
- Shred zucchini
- Help gather ingredients
- Add ingredients and mix
- Fill tins
- Gather ingredients
- Measure and put everything Mise en Place
- Bake and cool
- Mix topping and place on muffins
We may not be much for Tailgating but many around the #SundaySupper team are. They have a great lineup of recipes to get you through football season. What will you make?