These are a nutritious muffin with lots of subtle spicing to give them a professional taste. The walnuts provide a gentle textual contrast.
I was looking for a recipe like this - haven't made it yet ( so rating just to add review ) *** step 3 is out of order and should come last if anyone is making these! - 30 May 2015
We made this recipe a bit healthier...a delicious breakfast treat! I used freshly ground whole wheat instead of white flour, cut the sugar down to 1/2 cup, used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (kept nutmeg at 1 tsp), upped the salt to 1 tsp (but used yummy sea salt), used cold butter in place of shortening, used 1/2 cup plain yogurt as we didn't have sour milk on hand, used 2 cups zucchini, and a whole cup of the walnuts. I could not even stir the batter, it was so thick, and so added a splash of milk -- worked like a charm. These muffins were not light and fluffy as others attested to, no doubt because of the whole wheat, butter, and extra nuts. They were hearty, tasty, and very satisfying. We will make these often! - 23 Mar 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
With just a few changes/additions, these are my family's favorite breakfast on the go! I substitute 1 C whole wheat flour and 1/2 shredded apple and one shredded carrot for 1/2 C of the zucchini. I also heap the t of cinnamon and have switched to pumkin pie spice (as I was out of nutmeg). It adds a little zing and they are super moist! IQF them on a cookie sheet for about 10 minutes after they are completely cooled and then throw them in a Ziploc for easy storage. When someone wants one, zap it at 50% power for 30 sec and full power for 15. It's just like they were straight out of the oven! Thanks for this one! - 08 Aug 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)