Mmm Monday

The calendar says it’s officially fall. In Florida, we are calling it a “cold spell” since we’ve had morning lows in the 70’s and the drier relative humidity of just 50%.  And we are thankful.

My family doesn’t think baking is just for the cooler months, but it’s a lot more fun for me to be in a warm kitchen when it’s cool outside. They will happily eat these muffins anytime I’m willing to create them. They are a cross between my two favorites – zuchini and carrot.  They are from one of my favorite resource sites:  Enjoy! One of these days, one of you will surprise me and actually link a recipe of your own. (Click on Mr. Linky below) And I love surprises!  

Carrot and Zucchini Muffins


1 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c whole-wheat flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
salt to taste
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
2 egg whites
1/2 c each finely shredded carrot and zucchini
2/3 c plain nonfat yogurt
2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/2 toasted walnut pieces


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a medium bowl, combine the vanilla, egg, and egg whites. Beat well. Add the remaining ingredients. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes until a tester comes out clean and muffins are lightly browned. Remove muffins from the pan to cool.

Makes 12 Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Starch, 0.5 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
101 Calories
21 Calories From Fat
2 g Total Fat
0.3 g Saturated Fat
16 g Total Carbohydrate
4 g Sugar
1 g Dietary Fiber
4 g Protein
0 mg Cholesterol
278 mg Sodium (without added salt)


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