Baby Basil-Zucchini Muffins with Fresh Parmesan

Finally we’ve reached the last of the zucchini recipes (yet I still have zucchini left…).  Honestly, I’m just plain sick of baking at this point and gave everything I made away.  Hopefully everyone enjoyed it!

These little muffins are kind of dangerous- as is anything that you can mindlessly pop into you mouth and loose track of the quantity consumed.  I really liked them, but was kind of surprised by how sweet they were, especially since they have Parmesan cheese on top.  I guess I just don’t think of putting Parm on sweets?  I mean, they weren’t overly sweet (I wouldn’t consider them a dessert muffin), but they also weren’t as savory as I would’ve liked…next time reducing the sugar for sure.

Anyways, hope I haven’t bored you to death with all the ways I’ve prepared zucchini in the last week.  Enjoy this final recipe!

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups finely shredded peeled zucchini, squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, basil, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Beat the eggs, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in zucchini.
Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pans to wire racks. Serve warm. 

Yield: about 4 dozen.

Recipe courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Categories: American, Breads, Desserts, Recipes, Snacks | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Baby Basil-Zucchini Muffins with Fresh Parmesan

  1. Wow, you sure did a lot with zucchini! Kudos. These look great as always.

  2. Lots of zucchini recipes indeed! This one looks incredibly good, as usual. How can I not make a zucchini treat in the next week when you’ve done so much to inspire me!

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