Zucchini and carrot muffins

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A recipe from the Good Food collection.


250 g (9 oz/2 cups) self-raising flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 carrots, peeled and grated

2 zucchini (courgettes), grated

60 g (2 1/4 oz/1/2 cup) chopped pecans

2 eggs

250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) milk

90 g (3 1/4 oz) unsalted butter, melted


1. Preheat the oven to 210°C (415°F/Gas 6-7). Grease a 12-hole standard muffin tin.

2. Sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of sea salt into a large bowl. Add the carrot, zucchini and pecans and stir well.

3. Put the eggs, milk and melted butter in a separate bowl and whisk together well.

4. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture, then add the egg mixture all at once. Mix quickly using a fork until all the ingredients are just moistened. Do not overmix, the batter should still be lumpy.

5. Spoon the batter into the muffin holes and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the oven and loosen the muffins with a flat-bladed knife or spatula. Leave to cool in the tin for 2 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm.