What to do with a 5-pound zucchini?

October 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Have you ever received a 5-pound zucchini as a gift?  It just happened to me.  Dave and I actually like zucchini.  But 5-pounds all at once is a little difficult.  It’s way more than can be consumed in one meal.  So, when a colleague gifted me with an enormous 5-pound zucchini, I wasn’t sure what to do with it.  I finally pulled together this recipe for zucchini muffins for a crowd.  It is not very sweet, and can easily be served for breakfast or alongside dinner.

Be sure to squeeze as much moisture as you can from the grated zucchini.

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Zucchini Oatmeal muffins (for a crowd)

4 cups grated zucchini , moisture removed

5 eggs, lightly beaten

1-1/3 cups butter, melted

2 cups white sugar

4 teaspoons vanilla

4 cups white flour

1 cup oatmeal

4 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 350-degrees fahrenheit.  Prepare muffins pans with paper wrappers or nonstick cooking spray.

Stir together the zucchini, eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla; set aside.   Add the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Stir lightly, until ingredients are just mixed.  Fold in the raisins.

Spoon into prepared muffin tins.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until a pick inserted in the center of one muffin comes out clean.  Makes 36 muffins.

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