4.05.2010

zucchini and feta muffins

I'm so glad I didn't have to take any outdoor blog photos today. It was nuts out there! 35-40 mph wind gusts, pelting rain, a dash of hail.... So crazy! I guess we have to do a little making up for our mild winter. Luckily, I made these the day before Easter and the weather was a bit more cooperative that day.

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These are a savory muffin and are a little biscuit-like. Not only do they have zucchini and feta, they also have some wonderful lemon zest that brings a nice spring feel to them. I really loved these but my husband complained that everything I made for brunch had lemon in it. I explained to him, ever so lovingly, that it is springtime and lemon tastes like springtime. It makes things taste like sunshine. That silly man, he just doesn't know anything about spring! ;0)

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zucchini & feta muffins
recipe adapted from 500 muffins

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1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 1/2 tbsp grated lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk the oil and egg until smooth. Stir in the zucchini, feta, and lemon zest. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Spoon the mixture evenly into prepared muffins cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.

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I also wanted to share a couple of flower photos from my yard. I have a gazillion jonquils in my front yard and....

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this lone tulip. I don't know how it survived the mole. It must be one. tough. tulip! ;D

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Wishing you all a lovely week!

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40 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Mmmmm! These sound savory and yummy! Wish I was your neighbor so I could help you taste test your goodies.:) Lori

MaryMoh said...

These savoury muffins look delicious. I would love to try and make them some day. Thanks for sharing. Love the flowers. Warmer days are coming....yippee!

Robyn said...

Yum yum yum!! I'm not a huge fan of sweet muffins but I ADORE savoury muffins - and these look absolutely sublime (and ideal to eat the WHOLE year round). I also add lemon juice to just about everything...

Angie's Recipes said...

You have taken some really beautiful pictures...and these savoury muffins are right for the spring outing.

Joanne said...

Apparently the weather doesn't know anything about spring either.

My dad would have been saying the same thing - he HATES lemon. I don't know what's wrong with him.

These look delicious! A perfect side dish.

Pam said...

Your muffins look and sound delicious, a must try! The flowers are so very pretty and I can't wait until they are out here. Right now we're in the middle of a t-storm do that will help them. Love spring time!

taylor (greens and chocolate) said...

I've never made a savory muffin...these look great!!

Claudia said...

I love savory muffins - for every meal. Definitely doing this - with the feta tang - oh yes, very delicious.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Feta cheese in a muffin? Yes please!!

Gloria said...

I love these sauvoury muffins look sooo good!! gloria

Cathy said...

I'm in the mood for savory muffins to go with a pot of soup. I've never added feta to a muffin recipe...this looks delish.

TKW said...

Ah, the photos of the flowers give me hope! Spring will, somehow, come my way!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What an awesome savoury treat. I could just gobble them up :D
*kisses* HH

teresa said...

i laughed out loud at this because my husband is always complaining that i cook with lemon too much too! the things we put up with, lol!

these look wonderful, a very welcome spring treat!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

The muffins look wonderful, as always. And so do the flowers. Hope the rain lets up soon.

Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

The muffins look wonderful, as always. And so do the flowers. Hope the rain lets up soon.

Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Millennium Housewife said...

You're right! lemon is spring! Never thought of it like that...off to buy some lemons and sniff them.
Over from SITS and feeling all Springy.

A Year on the Grill said...

The recipe is terrific... and I so love seeing everyone's spring photos lately!

The Blonde Duck said...

Since they have zuccini, they count as a veggie right!

Kathleen said...

These muffins sound wonderful. Perfect with a bowl of soup. I love the photos from your garden;)

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow love these I second Kathleen perfect with soup, beautiful flowers

sweetlife said...

what great pics...savory muffins are always a family fav


sweetlife

Faith said...

These muffins sound delicious, especially with the zucchini...I bet they're so moist! I agree, lemon does taste like springtime! :)

Kristin said...

EEEK, that is some weather you had!

Chef Aimee said...

Oh those flowers are lovely! And wow so are these muffins! I love the idea of feta in them! How innovative and delicious!

Krista said...

What lovely pictures! The biscuits/muffins look delish! My husband would complain about the same thing...the lemon. I keep hoping that he'll come over to my way of thinking on this one.

tasteofbeirut said...

These muffins are the best! So much better than eating sweet and sweet and more sweet! I have feta, I usually have some zucchini, let's go!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I love the picture of the tulip, it looks like it simply pops out at you!

This looks like a wonderful savory muffin!

Pam said...

Nice looking muffins...adding feta is a great idea. The flowers look pretty too.

Jeannie said...

Oh those muffins look scrumptious! And the flowers so gorgeous!You take wonderful pictures

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Saw your profile on another page. Glad I read your interesting blog. Look forward to following you here.

Mary said...

Your muffins look and sound over-the-top delicious and your flowers - especially that last photo - are gorgeous. I hope you had a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Michelle said...

We've had thunderstorms for 3 days now and today it is chilly outside and raining.

Nice to see your photos with a landscape in the background! So pretty!

Megan said...

"It makes things taste like sunshine" - I'm so using that line! My boyfriend claims not to like any lemon desserts, baked goods, etc. These muffins look amazing to me and probably brought a whole lot of sunshine to the awful weather day you described.

pinknest said...

The shape is perfection!

5 Star Foodie said...

These savory muffins sound so good! Excellent flavor combination!

clearlytangled said...

how perfect. i was just thinking about savoury zucchini muffins the other day.

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

I know I would adore this muffin! I've only had sweet zucchini muffins. I've never even thought to make them savory, but what a great recipe!

Psychgrad said...

Oh yum -- going to put the necessary ingredients on my grocery list.

Danielle said...

these sound absolutely fantastic!

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