Zucchini, a summer squash, grows abundantly in Iowa. While we think of it as a vegetable, it’s actually a fruit, a bland one that loves to be dressed up in cookies, breads, muffins, soups and stir fry recipes.
It’s not a fussy food. Just cut off the ends and the rest is fine to use – even the peel. No seeds to fish out. Just wash, then chop, grate or shred and it’s ready in a snap.
I got hungry for my old fashioned oatmeal muffins awhile back. You know, with cinnamon and walnuts. But I was disappointed that they weren’t more moist. Then when some young ripe zucchinis landed in my shopping cart, I decided to grate them and create a new recipe. It was the perfect addition to these muffins and I cannot wait to make them again.