When I stumbled on PaleOMG's zucchini apple spice muffins I was intrigued.
And, honestly not quite convinced that the assortment of ingredients listed could actually achieve a muffin, no less a fluffy one! Sounded more like a veggie side dish, or possibly an interesting omelet.
I kept looking at the photo of the finished product, and dreaming of the taste and aroma so I gave it a shot. My husband came in the kitchen while I was grating and draining the zucchini and said "I thought you were baking muffins?" I am... hmmm, we shall see.
The recipe was simple enough, needed no complicated equipment or ingredients, and the most time consuming part was allowing the zucchini to fully drain after grating. I poured the initial liquid off then kept flattening it with a spatula on a tilted plate while I went about other kitchen chores. Every 10 minutes or so pouring off the liquid.
The recipe yields 9 muffins but I usually make 12 slightly smaller muffins so I can make them last longer. The last batch I baked went too fast! They are a new favorite, and staple, in this house which inspired my illustration! Thank you Juli - these muffins are genius!
Time: most timely part is draining off the liquid from zucchini, 4
Ease: easy to follow, no complicated steps or equipment, 5
Ingredient availability: pretty basic ingredients, 5
Taste: moist, chewy, not overly sweet, divine, 5