Courgette muffins

Courgette muffins

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(24 ratings)

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 25 mins Plus cooling


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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  • 50g courgette, cut into chunks



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

  • 1 apple, peeled and quartered



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

  • 1 orange, halved



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

  • 1 egg



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

  • 75g butter, melted



    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

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

  • ½ tsp cinnamon



    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


  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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24th Jul, 2013
We currently have a abundance of courgettes so any recipe with courgette in i'm trying. I modified this recipe a bit. firstly i squeezed out as much water as possible from the grated courgette ten i used a soft pear instead of apple as it needed using up and omitted the orange. I added 1/2 tsp mixed spice and an extra hand full of sultanas. I baked in muffin cases and didn't bother with the icing. result........ Beautiful!
samantha.jones's picture
11th Jul, 2013
These are pretty damn good! and also very easy...
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!
courgette_Lover_69's picture
27th Jan, 2017
I tried this takes away from the great succulent flavour of the COURGETTE
11th Aug, 2012
Slightly heavy, but there were none left so i count that a success
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!
24th Jun, 2012
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
19th Jun, 2012
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...
19th Nov, 2011
can these be frozen?
courgette_Lover_69's picture
27th Jan, 2017
Well ;)


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