Zucchini Raisin Muffins

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We simply love this time of year with all the fresh vegetables and fruit! Our garden is beginning to produce zucchini and we will be picking green beans within the next couple days. Our weather took a turn last week, with chilly days and even colder nights, which isn’t good for the tomato crop, but hopefully it will warm back up again so we can enjoy them.

Last week I shared my favorite Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe, if you missed it, be sure to check it out, it’s a must bake. Today I have a delicious Zucchini Raisin Muffin recipe for you. It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients, but don’t tell the kiddos, they will never know.

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Banana Crumb Muffins

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Recently while looking through my Recipe page, I noticed that I haven’t shared very many muffin recipes, add in my son that needs to take lunch to school plus some overripe bananas, and what do you have? Banana Crumb Muffins…delicious!

The crumb topping gives these ordinary Banana Muffins a little extra flavor and texture. We liked them warm right from the oven the best, but they were perfect to pack in lunches as well. Be sure to store them in an air tight container. They actually tasted better the next day.


Banana Crumb Muffins

Great for breakfast, lunch or a quick snack. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com. Adapted from All Recipes

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 18 muffins



  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Crumb Topping

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons flour, all-purpose
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temp


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill muffin pan with liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients for the muffins
  3. Using a food processor or fork, mash bananas and pour into small bowl
  4. Add white sugar, egg and melted butter, mix well and add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened
  5. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients for topping, cut in the butter with a fork or your fingers
  6. Add about 1/3 cup batter for each muffin, and sprinkle on crumb topping
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

What are favorite kind of muffins? 

Linking to…Saturday Night Special

Orange Cranberry Muffins

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Happy Wednesday! Welcome to our third day of Spring Week! All this week, I am celebrating Spring with a few friends, GinaKellie, Shelley and Charlotteeach day will be filled with Spring ideas! We kicked off the week with adorable little Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies! Gina shared her Spring Mantel, and today Shelley is sharing a Simple Easter Countdown.

One of the flavors that I love most, especially during Spring is orange, and when you pair it with cranberries…it’s a win-win! These Orange Cranberry Muffins are a perfect Spring treat!

Not only are these Orange Cranberry Muffins perfect for Spring, they also go great with your Easter Brunch. Doug and I whipped up an Easter Brunch to share over on Pocket Change Gourmet.

Sure to please your family, the Easter Brunch is complete with Amish Breakfast Casserole, Fruit Salad, Sunrise Punch and the Orange Cranberry Muffins! YUM!

The original recipe for the Orange Cranberry Muffins came from Joy in my Kitchen, I changed the recipe a bit, and added the orange glaze to the top to make them a little more special for Easter Brunch.


Orange Cranberry Muffins Recipe

A delicious muffin to enjoy for breakfast or even a snack. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Adapted from Joy in my Kitchen

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes



  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/3 cups flour {I used all-purpose, you can use wheat, white or a combo}
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen, chopped


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine dry ingredients and set aside
  3. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, orange juice, zest, egg, vanilla and applesauce
  4. Combine dry and wet ingredients until well incorporated
  5. Fold in chopped cranberries
  6. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray {or add paper liners}
  7. Divide batter into muffin tin {I got 9 muffins, using about 6 tablespoons of batter}
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean


  1. Combine powdered sugar and orange juice {add a little juice at a time until you get the consistency you want}
  2. Spoon over semi-cooled muffins, sprinkle with orange zest if you like


Liz says…
These muffins are delicious! I LOVE the orange and cranberry flavors, they remind me of my Mom’s Cranberry Bread.

Be sure to “hop” on over to Pocket Change Gourmet for the other Easter Brunch Recipes!

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The Best of Baking 2010

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If you are around here any amount of time, you will quickly learn that I LOVE to bake. I would bake all day…every day…if I could!

Now…if I just didn’t have to do the dishes…

It was fun looking back at all I baked this year. It makes me realize just what else I haven’t and need to share with you.






No Bake…


I feel so blessed to be able to share my Baking with you all! Two of my personal highlights this year were my Baking with Betty trip to the Betty Crocker Kitchens and the Holiday Bake-Off sponsored by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

Here are a few of the goodies that we made at Betty Crocker…



The Holiday Bake-Off was in New York City, I had a blast traveling there too!

I made my Twix Bars, I didn’t win, but that’s okay, I had a great time!

What is your favorite thing to bake?

I’m linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Saturday Night Special and Mouthwatering Mondays

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