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September 5, 2012 / alice

zucchini bread muffins with strawberries and oat crumb topping

sorry i don’t have any photos of these delectable muffins. i wasn’t planning on posting this. they turned out so well though i have to share!

i’m hoping to make a gluten free version soon too! so, stay posted 🙂

i painted a version of these muffins for your enjoyment! (acrylic & watercolor)


zucchini bread muffins with strawberries and oat crumb topping
(adapted from Smitten Kitchen recipe)

makes 12 muffins


2 eggs
1 stick melted butter cooled slightly
1 cup turbinado or large crystal sugar
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
¾ cup fresh strawberries (optional but recommended! you could also use another fresh berry)

crumb topping:
have a bit of oats, crushed almonds and brown sugar handy

Preheat oven to 350°F.

grease and flour a muffin tin or use muffin tin liners.

in a large bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk.

mix in cooled butter and sugar, then zucchini and vanilla.

combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

stir this into the egg mixture then fold in fresh strawberries

put batter into muffin tins.

sprinkle a small amount of oats, crushed almonds and pinch of brown sugar. this shouldn’t cover the whole top just the center.

bake for 20 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.


some more ideas

if you don’t have any berries you could add

1 teaspoon powdered ginger

1 cup chocolate chips

or anything else you’d have laying around that seems like it would be delish!


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  1. OrganicEater / Sep 6 2012 6:47 am

    This is EXACTLY what kind of baked good treat I was talking about on my blog!:) yum!!!

    • avenues of artistry / Sep 6 2012 9:02 am

      yes. i do definitely consider this a treat 🙂 and a good one at that! thanks sooo much! i hope you have a chance to make them and enjoy.

  2. Toni Sicola / Sep 6 2012 9:21 am

    sounds delicious! can’t wait for the gluten-free version! Seems like we’re on the same wavelength — I just served savory zucchini muffins to a Gluten-free cooking class on Tuesday, and will be posting the recipe tomorrow. 🙂

    • avenues of artistry / Sep 6 2012 9:32 am

      too funny! i cant wait for that recipe! sounds like a fun class! i think i will be getting more zucchini’s tomorrow so hopefully i will get a chance to make some! a lot of the other recipes i looked at for reference didnt look so good. i might be winging it! i want to use buckwheat flour and something else. ill keep you in the loop! thanks for commenting!

  3. Beverley Burgess Bell / Sep 21 2012 10:53 am

    Sounds yummy! Must try.

    • avenues of artistry / Sep 23 2012 10:42 am

      hope you get a chance to! they really are delish. i wasnt planning on making them to post since but i had to share!

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