Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Zucchini Pineapple Muffins & I'm Sick!

I can't believe it's September 1 and that I woke up with a cold this morning! It figures, the kids are back in school and the germ fest has begun. Even though I'm not feeling good today, I really wanted to share my zucchini pineapple muffins with you. I promised the recipe to my friend Sarah at Baking Serendipity she has a lovely blog with so many great baking recipes.

I don't think I've introduced you yet to two of my best friends Teddy & Rusty. They are so crazy all they do is follow me around and beg me to dress them up.

Those two are shameless!

All I really want to do today is crawl up in blanket just like Teddy does. But oh yeah, I promised you some zucchini pineapple muffins.

Zucchini Pineapple Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
Zest of 2 lemons
3 cups finely shredded zucchini
3/4 cups crushed pineapple, juice drained
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs

In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and lemon zest. Stir. Add zucchini, pineapple, oil, and eggs one at a time, mix completely.

Place paper liners in 24 muffin cups and fill each cup about 3/4 full. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 13-15 minutes. Insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean they are done.

I was eating them plain straight out of the oven, but some cream cheese frosting wouldn't hurt!

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp. heavy cream or milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Zest of l lemon

To a bowl add the cream cheese and beat till smooth, then add butter and beat till smooth, before adding the rest of your ingredients.

These are the moistest muffins you will ever eat. I'm warning you now; you may not be able to stop yourself.

Serves 24.




  1. those look heavenly, Gina. Hope you feel better soon!! I'd ship you some homemade chicken noodle soup if I could :-) Kate

  2. Wow those muffins looks great! And if they are as you say they are I am sure I would have a really hard time not having a dozen by myself. Those dog pictures are a riot too! What sweeties!

  3. LOL! The dog pictures look hilarious. Your zucchini muffins look delish.
    I hope you feel better soon!

  4. Gina, I would love to make you my chicken matzah ball soup. Recipe is posted on my blog. Thanks for the delish. Zucchini muffin recipe. Will try it. BTW. Adorable doggies.

  5. cute!!!!! the muffins look great too!!!

  6. Thanks for your well wishes, Elisabeth, I'm going to have to write down your soup for later, when I have the energy to make it, that sounds so good!

  7. These muffins are just the thing when you are sick or have unexplained urges to dress dogs up! Delicious! And do feel better. Before the dogs dress you up.

  8. Back to school always brings way too many new new germs for my body to handle...I've never gotten through the first month without getting sick! I hate it! I hope you're feeling better soon :) And that these muffins aid in the getting well task! They look and sound delicious...especially with that cream cheese frosting. Definite yum! Thanks for the recipe and the shout-out :)

  9. I'm sorry to hear you are under the weather. It's been going around in our house too!
    These muffins look and sound great. Love anything with cream cheese frosting :o)
    Feel better soon!!!

  10. Adorable! The muffins look great too! Hope that you are feeling better soon, my daughter started the first day of school with a cold.
    On a side note, my friend's daschund dog had puppies about 4 weeks ago... got to hold one yesterday, absolutely melted my heart!

  11. Wonderful muffins-so many zucchini recipes and so little time. My dog ate about 1/4 of a loaf of banana bread, left too close to the edge of the counter.

  12. Oh, poor Teddy and Rusty:) That's hilarious! These muffins sound aesome, I will have to give them a try!

  13. Zucchini and pineapple...what an intriguing combination! I bet it'd be good on a pizza!

  14. Gina, Teddy and Rusty are adorable. I'm sure they'll keep you amused while you recover from your summer cold. I recommend steaming cups of Earl Grey tea around the clock. And those muffins don't need icing, they're plenty good enough on their own. Get well soon.

  15. I'm so sorry you're sick and I hope it's a short-lived germ. Your little ones are soooo cute! I can't wait to try the muffins too. I still have two big zucchini to use up so this will be perfect!

  16. Sorry to hear you are ill, get better soon. The recipe sounds delicious, thanks for sharing. And those puppies are so adorable :)

  17. Get well soon, Gina!

    Teddy and Rusty are so adorable! And very cooperative too! :) Your cupcakes are beautiful! I don't know if you saw my recent post about zucchini cake. If you did, you'd know I need a new recipe :) Saving yours! Thanks for sharing... Happy Easter!

  18. Ummmm... I just realized I commented on an ancient post! The cupcakes are still adorable. As are your dogs. And you are NOT sick. All is well with the world :)