Monday, July 13, 2009

Zucchini, Let me count the ways!

We have had a bounty of zucchini this summer and I will cook the last of it tonight unless we have more rain. Below are a couple of recipes I have used.

Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Combine the egg, oil, milk, lemon juice and vanilla, mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and walnuts. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done.

Oven Fried Zucchini Sticks
Two 8 ounce zucchinis
1 large egg
1 tablespoon of water
1 cup of coarse cracker crumbs (saltine) I used stuffing and ground it up fine
2 tablespoons of margarine, melted
Salt and Pepper

Trim unpeeled zucchini and cut into sticks about the size of French fries. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Beat egg with water; roll each zucchini stick in egg mixture and then in crumbs. Place on wire rack while oven heats to 400 degrees F. Place coated zucchini on a baking sheet and spoon butter over. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until tender and lightly browned.
I served these with ranch dressing.


  1. Hi Marie!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog...I'm excited to check yours out too!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!

    God bless,

  2. Wow, your recipes sound wonderful! I hope that I get a few zucchinis from my plants...they're no where near being ready yet! I've had to battle the bad bunnies, too, though!They ate some of my blooms! Your chocolate chip zucchini muffins really need to be baked by me SOON!!! (Gotta skip the walnuts, though, my Jennie has severe allergies to them and we don't keep them in the house!) Hope all is well! Love, Beth

  3. Hi Marie! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. We have a garden, but did not plant zucchini. Your recipes look very good. Hope you'll visit often.

  4. I'm going to copy both of those and try them right away. My kitchen is overflowing with zukes.

    Although I only planted two zucchini plants (remembering how prolific they are), we were also given veggies since our friends were out of town and said we could have their CSA pickup for two weeks.

    I'm shredding some of them for freezing and my daughter tells me I can slice them thick and put them in freezer bags. She then uses them in soups and casseroles, putting them in frozen. Will have to see how that works....

  5. Your recipes sound yummie. I didn't plant zucchini this year. Usually I have enough given to me.

  6. Your recipes sound really good. My girls love muffins so I may have to make these once I have a bit more zucchini. Ours is just getting started.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. The weaving is on hold for a while as we are heading out to camp for the next couple weeks. I'll post an update when she gets something done.