Monday, February 13, 2012

Recipe Request: Zucchini Apple Muffins


A recent guest at Arroyo Vista Inn asked for this recipe.  She smelled them baking when she walked in and she enjoyed them for breakfast each morning. These muffins are a staple at Arroyo Vista Inn!                                                                                  

Makes 12 muffins


  • 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c. whole-wheat flour
  • 2/3 c. all bran
  • 2 tsp. double-acting baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ c. butter
  • ½ c. applesauce
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ c. milk
  • ½ c. raisins
  • ½ c. chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 2 c. coarsely grated zucchini

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl, whisk together the flours, the bran, the baking powder, the salt, the cinnamon, and the cloves.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter, applesauce, and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, and beat in the vanilla.

Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture, beat in the milk, and stir in the raisins, walnuts, apples and the zucchini.

Divide the batter among 12 well-buttered or paper-lined ½ c. muffin tins and bake the muffins in the middle of the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Turn the muffins out onto a rack and let them cool.


  1. I love your zucchini apple bran muffins specially the crisp walnut on top of it. My kids would surely convince me to make this one just as how they convinced me to make some cotton candies at home. I ended up buying cotton candy machines just for them.

  2. That muffin looks so sweet and yummy! I want to try this one at home. But I shall make it moderately sweet because I tend to get toothaches whenever I eat too much sweets. Good thing my dentist in Jackson TN is always there to assist me.