The muffins are really simple to make. My husband helped with these. Now I have to be honest. We usually work well together in the kitchen. But on this given day, we were trying to get things done quick and there was a little confusion. We ended up using half the quantity of flour that the recipe called for. Fortunately for us, it wasn’t a disaster. With extra baking time, the muffins were fine. I would love to try these again with the right measurements. However, the muffins turned out pretty well. They were light and spongy, savoury with a hint of cheese. I might even try using a sharper, vintage cheddar the next time. I was pleasantly surprised when these tasted even better a couple of days later. I can happily report that these muffins keep well for a week refrigerated. When you want to eat them, simply warm them up in the microwave and you’ve got yourself a nice, little snack.
The recipe I’ve listed below, is the original one with the right measurements, just incase you’d like to try these out too.
Zucchini Cheddar Muffins
Adapted from: Will Cook for Smiles
Yield: 12 muffins
3/4 cup vegatable oil
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups shredded zucchini
100g cheddar cheese, grated (30g reserved for topping)
Preheat the oven to 180ºC and place muffin liners in the cavities in the pan.
In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients, the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
Whisk the eggs, oil and sour cream till combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just incorporated.
Add the zucchini and mix well.
Add 70g of shredded cheese and whisk till it has evenly combined.
Spoon batter into the muffin pan and top with the reserved 30g of shredded cheese.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the centre of the muffins comes out clean.
If you want to keep these for later, let them cool off completely and store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Warm in the microwave when you are ready to eat them. (It lasted us a week. It might’ve lasted longer, but we got through this batch.)