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Author Notes: Apples, Carrots, Zucchini and Nuts make this a powerhouse muffin! They are the perfect way to start the fall season and use the end of the season zucchini! —BerryBaby
- 3 cups All purpose white flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Table Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- 1-3/4 cups Granulated sugar
- 1 cup Canola oil (or vegetable oil)
- 2 Large eggs (room temperature)
- 1 cup Granny Smith apple shredded
- 1 cup Zucchini shredded
- 1 cup Carrot shredded (equals approx. 2 large carrots)
- 1 cup Chopped Nuts (almonds or pecans)
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, pumpkin spice and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Line cupcake pan(s) with liners. (Or, if making muffin tops, spray small pie tins with baking spray.) Set aside.
- Using a food processor with the grate/shred blade, shred the apple and measure out one cup. Save the remainder for a slaw salad.
- Proceed to shred carrots, measure, save remainder for the slaw salad. And, do the same with the zucchini.
- Mix together the oil, sugar and eggs until well combined.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the oil mixture until it is all incorporated. Do not over mix!
- The batter will be extremely thick at this point. DO NOT add any liquid!
- Mix in the carrots, apples and zucchini until all is coated. Fold in nuts.
- Using an ice cream scoop, fill the muffin tins 2/3 full.
- If using pie tins (these make Muffin Tops!) use a little less than a scoop of batter.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- These are best eaten the next day....gives all the spices a chance to bloom!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for When You Want It to Feel Like Fall
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