Monday, August 28, 2023

Zucchini Snickerdoodle Muffins - #MuffinMonday

*dusts off the cobwebs*

Goodness. It feels like it's been so long since I've been here but I just looked and I did do Muffin Monday in June. July and August were such overwhelming months work-wise and health-wise that it feels like it has been ages since I pulled out a baking pan. The day after the last Muffin Monday I had a follow-up at my dermatologist. It should have been an appointment filled with great news. The medication worked. My issue cleared. Let's celebrate! However, my dermatologist noticed that my blood pressure was extremely high even though I felt fine. I monitored it for a couple weeks and while it lowered, it still was pretty high. One Sunday it came down to bake bagels for Bread Bakers or go to the doctor. I reluctantly chose doctor. Long story short, I'm now medicated. Bleh. I had grand plans to exercise and do this and that to help but work won't let me great. 

ANYWAY, let's talk muffins. Someone in a vanilla group I'm in mentioned some zucchini snickerdoodle bread she made and I thought - "That's it! Those will be my muffins for July." Luckily my supermarket still had zucchinis. I ate so many of them that I had to skip dinner. They are pretty delicious. They aren't terribly sweet as I didn't use all the topping in the recipe below. 

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Zucchini Snickerdoodle Muffins 
Yield: ~18 muffins


3 eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup oil 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups flour 
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 cups grated zucchini

1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar


Preheat oven to 350 F and line a muffin pan. I used a 12-cup standard muffin pan plus 12 mini muffins. You can get about 18 standard muffins. 

Whisk together eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla. In another bowl whisk flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. The batter is THICK! Gently fold in the grated zucchini. 

In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the topping.

Scoop batter into each muffin well until a bit less than half filled. I added about 2 tablespoons. Sprinkle in some of the topping. I didn't use too much here. Maybe about half a teaspoon but I definitely could use more. Top with additional batter then sprinkle with more of the topping mixture. Sprinkle as much or as little as you want. I didn't use a ton. 

Bake standard muffins for 15-20 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean. Make sure you're not seeing melted sugar on the toothpick. 

Cool. Enjoy. 
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  1. Hope you're feeling better soon Kelly. Make sure you take your meds and try to fit in walks when you can. Your muffins sound wonderful.

    1. Thanks, Wendy! I'm going to actually schedule walks/exercise time on my calendar. I find that otherwise, my schedule just gets way too busy and I don't have time for myself.

  2. Yeah, I'm on blood pressure meds as well and felt just fine! Better than having a heart attack or a stroke, I'm sure, so it's a good thing your doctor checked you out. Meanwhile, we are delighted to welcome you back to Muffin Monday, especially with such tasty muffins!

    1. Way better than a stroke or heart attack. And I have a family history of heart disease so I don't take it too lightly.

  3. Sorry you've had such a hectic summer but glad you are on your way to feeling better. And these muffins...oh my they ever sound yummy. Definitely worth making yet another zucchini recipe before summer is over!

  4. Welcome back! Hopefully the meds are the right mix to get you to where you want to be. Your muffins sound fabulous.

    1. Thank you! They seem to be working. I just need to add in exercise now.

  5. Glad you're back with us and hope you continue to feel better! We love snickerdoodles so these will be a big hit here!

    1. Thank you! Funny enough, I've never had snickerdoodle cookies. I need to make some.