Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rampicante Squash Muffins Recipe

Remember last year when I grew so many rampicante squash in my garden?  I froze some of it (it's quite similar to zucchini, and you could use zucchini in this recipe if you didn't have rampicante) and decided to make some muffins recently.  I'm happy to say that these are kid approved!


You will need:
3 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tsp. maple flavoring (or use vanilla extract if you don't have this)
2 cups shredded rampicante squash
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup extra ingredient (nuts, chopped apricots, raisins or butterscotch chips)

Preheat oven to 350*.  Spray muffin tin with cooking spray (or lightly grease). Mix eggs, oil, and sugars.  Stir in squash.  Stir in dry ingredients until just mixed.  Fold in your extra ingredient (I used butterscotch chips).

Bake for 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.  These are fairly healthy, and make a great breakfast-on-the-go muffin (they aren't as crumbly as some muffins).  My boys love when I send them as a school snack.

Yield = 15 medium muffins

13 comments:

Tom said...

...Yummmm

Karen Ann said...

I envy your garden preserving skills - you are far better at it than I! You've got me inspired to do some canning/preserving again this year.

Thanks for the recipe!

Karen S. said...

What a cool presentation! Yummy too.

Betsy Adams said...

YUM.... I looked at your picture and my mouth watered... Looks delicious... Thanks for the recipe.

Hugs,
Betsy

Sally said...

Kid approved? That's a winner for sure. :)

Lisa, I think you could turn rocks into something lovely to eat. You're amazing in all areas.

xoxo

Crystal Collier said...

So why Canola oil vs, say, Olive oil?

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Lis, bela receita...Espectacular !
Cumprimentos

Ginny Hartzler said...

They look really yummy! It's also a great way to use up all that zucchini that the neighbors keep getting.

alissa apel said...

This would be great to try! I have some zucchini in my deep freezer downstairs. Nom Nom!

indah nuria Savitri said...

yaaay...muffins! My kids love them as well, especially my daughter..thanks for sharing the recipe, Lisa

SweetMarie said...

yummy! hope you enjoyed your Easter!

Terra Heck said...

I have to say, this is the first time I've heard of rampicante squash. Those muffins look delicious.

Harry Flashman said...

My mom used to make pumpkin muffins. I haven't had muffins in probably 20 years.
Those look scrumptious. I clipped the recipe and printed it, and I'll ask M to make some. We have one of those pans we got from my mom.