Thursday, August 20, 2015

Glazed Lemon Zucchini Muffins

Happy Day before Friday! How has your week been going? It's been a fun week around here, with all new exciting things planned for the upcoming weeks. I am headed up North to visit family, this weekend. My grandparents have been moving, and should be moved in by Friday. When I visit Saturday, I am planning on taking my Grandmother to lunch and Antique shopping to give her a break from moving. My Uncle and Aunt are helping with the move, and visiting from California, who I haven't seen, since my cousin got married three years ago, which will be nice to catch up with them.

A Summer would be incomplete without a recipe devoted to one of Summer's most beloved vegetables, the Zucchini. 
It is one of the most versatile vegetables to create just about any type of meal and
 even dessert imaginable.

Growing up, I was like my daughter yesterday, when I told her, 
I wasn't going to make cake or dessert,
that I was going to make Zucchini Muffins.



She looked straight at me, and told me that was just wrong,
to put a vegetable into something sweet.
I told her, I could have kept it a secret, and not told her!
Which is what my mother did!

We always had a salad or a vegetable growing up on our plates, and
my mother never really sauteed zucchini, I wouldn't have eaten it
instead she would simply grate it, 
and squeeze lemon juice on it, 
with a little salt and pepper, and never tell me what it was, just too try it.
I loved it!
 
My love of zucchini continued when my mother would make her Zucchini bread. 
It wasn't sweetly glazed with lemon sugar, 
instead she'd add raisins and walnuts.


These Zucchini lemon muffins, were surprisingly a hit with the family!
My son, ate his and all he could say was that they were interesting!
My daughter, kept insisting she wasn't going to eat a single one,
finally she gave in, and ate one up in two huge bites!

What I love about them, is that they were not only 
light and full of lemony goodness,
but were just the right amount of sweetness, 
with a slight hint of cinnamon!

 
Glazed Lemon Zucchini Muffins
 
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
zest of one lemon
1/2 cup butter milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup shredded zucchini
 
Glaze
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbls. milk
 
Instructions:
 
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease well or paper-line 12 (2 1/2-in) muffin cups.
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, lemon zest in a large bowl;
Combine buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla in small bowl until blended. Pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture. Mix until well combined. Add zucchini, stirring again, until well combined.
3. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, 2/3 of the way up. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
4. Remove from pan, and place on rack to cool.
5. Combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and milk in small bowl, and stir until smooth.
6. Drizzle over warm muffins.
 
What is your favorite meal, dessert, recipe that you like to cook with Zucchini?
 
Have a fantastic day!
Until next time!
xo,

25 comments:

  1. I bet these are really good! Pinning for later, and visiting from Friendship Friday Blog Party! :)

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  2. CB,
    These sound amazing. I just froze some zucchini the other day, so guess what I'm making tomorrow? I am intrigued with lemons and zucchini right now, so this is perfect. Thanks for sharing.
    LL

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  3. YUM! Pinned. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the :)

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  4. I don't like Zucchini at all, but these muffins look delicious! I think it is great that there are so many recipes out there that incorporate foods that most people won't eat into something that we end up loving! :-) Hugs!!

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  5. I won't eat them for desert. Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse. I would not eat them here or there. I would not eat them anywhere. I would not eat zucchinis in desert. I do not like them, Sam-I-am.... errr Christine :p

    I love them as a side to dinner though ;)

    xo

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  6. I tried making a zuchini (or courgette as we call them) cake years ago and it was just awful which put me off. I think its high time I tried again with a new recipe - this looks good!

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  7. I love zucchini anything, and this recipe looks awesome! Thanks for sharing and I'm pinning it too.
    FABBY

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  8. Looks delicious - love the glaze on top. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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  9. Yummy! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  10. Hi Christine, wow I love zucchini bread and muffins. Thanks so much for sharing this muffin recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Julie

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  11. These sound so amazing! I've pinned them! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  12. These look so good. I do like the combo of lemon and zucchini. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday:-) Pinned and tweeted!

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  13. Perfect for an afternoon tea! I like the idea of the glaze. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at #AnythingGoes link up.

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  14. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. Unique recipes like this are always a hit! Pinning to my sweet treats board.

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  15. I just happen to have zucchini in my kitchen. You do have the best recipes, Christine! So good to co-host with you again at # OMHGWW:)

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  16. My husband would love these! he can't resist anything that has a lemony zip to it!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

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  17. We will love your muffins. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. These look great. Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap.

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  19. I love zucchini any which way but these sound especially good with the lemon glaze!! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week there. :)

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  20. HI Christine, your muffins looks so good, I like that they have a lemon glaze to give it that yummy taste. Thank so for Co-Hosting with us again this month I appreciate your time!
    I hope you have a great day!
    Karren

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  21. Yum! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

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  22. Yum! I make a similar recipe as a mini-bread and just LOVE it. Happy-almost-September and thank you for swinging by Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope to see you again this weekend. :)

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  23. Loving this and I’m drooling! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

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  24. oh wow, these look so yummy, I could just eat a few now :)

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..

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