Courgette muffins

Courgette muffins

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Cooking time

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 25 mins Plus cooling

Skill level



Makes 12

Get kids busy in the kitchen with these scrummy courgette muffins, perfect for cooks aged between 8-14

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 50g courgettes, cut into chunks
  • 1 apple, peeled and quartered
  • 1 orange, halved
  • 1 egg
  • 75g butter, melted
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • handful of sultanas
  • 1 tub soft cheese mixed with 3 tbsp icing sugar, to make icing

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  1. Brush the muffin tin with oil. Ask your grown-up helper to switch the oven to 190C/ 170C fan/gas 5.
  2. Grate the courgettes and put them in a large bowl. Grate the apple and add to the bowl. Squeeze the orange and add the juice to the bowl.
  3. Break the egg into a bowl; if any bits of shell get in, scoop them out with a spoon. Stir the butter and egg into the courgette and apple mix.
  4. Sieve the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into the bowl. Add the sugar and sultanas.
  5. Mix with a spoon until everything is combined, but don’t worry if it is lumpy.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the tin. Ask your helper to put it in the oven and cook for 20-25 mins. Cool in the tin, then spread some icing on each.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2010

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11sk11's picture
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mmm these are tasty! i'm trying to sneak some veg into my youngest one's diet so i added double the amount of courgette. i didnt have any butter so i used sunflower oil instead. i had to put a little bit of water in as the mixture seemed quite dry and i didnt bother with the topping but just dusted them in icing sugar. you can't tell there's veg in it at all. will def make again

beckyboo_77's picture

I used double the quanity of courgette as was overwhelmed by our veggie patch and they were delicious. Tried them out on friends and one could guess the secret ingredient!

merylwillers's picture

I didn't put on the topping. Found the muffins a bit heavy but good

mikerogerpalmer's picture

My 3 and a half year old son had great fun cooking these with me and an even better time demolishing the end result.We added a half teaspoon of mixed spice aswell as the cinnamon for a bit of extra flavour and left off the icing but were still really pleased with the result. A great way of getting a bit of fruit and veg into fussy kids mouths!