My kids don't care for soup. But I love Roasted Butternut Squash soup so much, I've been making it almost every week. I often add some beer or Irish stout. It seems easier every time, and the peels taste great in soup stock.
zucchini muffins several times. My kids love eating them, and I love knowing they're healthier than pasta.
Last week my daughter was home with an ear infection. I asked her if she wanted to make muffins. "I can help, for real?? Not just watch? Really help!?" was her excited reply.
She did get to really help. Its a lot easier to be patient with only one kid home. She counted in the prunes, sprinkled in the salt and cinnamon, added premeasured ingredients, and did some excellent mixing.
Below is the recipe I am currently using. Makes 24 muffins. [UPDATE: Zucchini Carrot Muffins - No Sugar Added]
- Grate 3 zucchini and 2-3 carrots. Put in a large bowl.
- Blend2 eggs, 1/2 cup olive oil, 8 prunes, and 1/2 cup brown sugar.
- Mix separately in a measuring cup:
2 cups whole wheat four
approx. 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
About 3/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
approx 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar (alternatively you could add vanilla extract straight to the set of ingredients in step #2.)
1 cup raisins
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet by hand until the flour is just incorporated (don't blend smooth.)
- Pour into greased muffin tins or a pan. I use a soup ladle. Silicon muffin tins don't need to be greased. Stainless steel or aluminum do best when lightly greased and floured.
- Bake at 350 F or 175 C for 14-25 minutes depending on the size of your muffins or loaf.