Courgette muffins

Courgette muffins

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 25 mins Plus cooling

Easy

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: per muffin

  • kcal272
  • fat14g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 50g courgette, cut into chunks
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 apple, peeled and quartered
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 1 orange, halved
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 75g butter, melted
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • ½ tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • handful of sultanas
  • 1 tub soft cheese mixed with 3 tbsp icing sugar, to make icing

Method

  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.

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nikitapatel89
11th Nov, 2012
I'm trying this recipe out as part of my sunday baking :) Goin to add a little twist on this recipe though- grated cheddar!
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courgette_Lover_69
27th Jan, 2017
I tried this takes away from the great succulent flavour of the COURGETTE
olivia_scannell
11th Aug, 2012
Slightly heavy, but there were none left so i count that a success
carollizc
20th Jul, 2012
These look so very good - I'll be making them for my co-op's coffee morning. I will, as some commenters suggested, double the amount of veg (some of our guys don't like anything that's good for them) and will also add the mixed spice. I expect rave reviews!
bess2001
24th Jun, 2012
5.05
These were very tasty , have made courgette cake before which is gorgeous, lovely and moist so i thought i would try these, think i over mixed it a bit as i found they were a bit heavy, so will watch that the next time
muffin16
19th Jun, 2012
2.05
I used sunflower spread instead of butter so maybe that changed things but even so i think 300g flour is way too much for 75g shorting and only one egg. The icing saved the day really (used Philadelphia light). normally, I like to eat some of the cake part first and then eat some of the icing and then eat them together.... but the cake was far too floury tasting to just eat the cake part. In future if i want to make a courgette cake i think i will just use a basic carrot cake recipe and swap the carrots for courgettes or perhaps, as a healthier option, make a pumpkin/ apple puree cake but use courgette puree instead...
kateprocter
19th Nov, 2011
can these be frozen?
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courgette_Lover_69
27th Jan, 2017
Well ;)
gatta13
8th Sep, 2011
5.05
made with stark not butter and skipped sultanas. Muffins were delicious! the only concern was the got stuck to the paper wrappers, but i guess it made the eating part more fun..
wenders72
22nd Aug, 2011
5.05
Very tasty and no-one could guess what was in it! Made them with my 3 year old son as they are sooo easy to make. Left off the topping and just dusted some icing sugar over the top and also left out the sultanas as DH not a fan but don't think it would have made too much difference over all. Moist and light. Will definately make again!

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