No need to peel zucchini for muffins—or any shredded zucchini recipe
, for that matter. The skin is so thin that you won't even know it's there.
Can you add mix-ins to zucchini muffins?
This zucchini muffins recipe calls for chopped walnuts and currants, but you can stir in your favorite combination of mix-ins. These extras—be they the options called for in the recipe or your own blend—should total about 3/4 a cup. Any more, and you'll throw off the ratios of the recipe. Consider chocolate chips, toasted coconut
, chopped nuts of any kind, dried fruit or even flavored baking chips
.You can also add different baking spices to this recipe. Cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger would all play well with zucchini.
How do you store zucchini muffins?
Once cooled, zucchini muffins should be stored in an airtight container for a few days. The sooner you eat these muffins, though, the better! If you'd like to keep these muffins for a little longer, you can freeze the muffins
. They'll keep for a few months. When you're ready to enjoy, defrost at room temperature and pop into the oven for a few minutes to toast them up. —Lisa Kaminski, Taste of Home Editor