July 28th, 2010

{Summer Fest recipe} Zucchini Muffins: The Best Toddler Finger Food You’ll Love Too

I just did a round of Summer Fest cukes & zukes recipes—AMAZING! You’ve got to check them out. Follow the links from A Way to Garden. Two favorites that stick out for me are White on Rice Couple’s Prosciutto, Sour Cream & Feta Stuffed Cucumbers (umm… yes, please!) and Cucumber Mint Sorbet with Lime Shortbread on Eating from the Ground Up.

Reading all of the Summer Fest posts got me excited to share two other recipes of mine from the archives. Both are particularly family friendly. I developed the recipe for the Zucchini Muffins to come up with a great toddler finger food that would also feel like a treat for me. I make these in huge batches and freeze them. They are great for breakfast, as an on-the-go snack or packed in kiddo’s (or your, for that matter!) lunchbox.

The other recipe is a recent one for a Zucchini, Mint & Ricotta Frittata. A quick, fresh, nutritious recipe that works at any meal (really, any one: breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner), and can be enjoyed by any child eating eggs (which can be introduced starting at 6 months) and, of course, any sane adult.

So, you got your cukes before. And now your zukes. Summer Fest is on, darlings. Enjoy! (Follow the fun on Twitter, too, by searching for #summerfood!)

6 Responses

  1. I make a lot of frittatas, a staple of the diet here, but have never tried ricotta (usually Parmesan is what I put in). Next time I’m going to try this. Thank you.

  2. One Hungry Mama says:

    I love creamy ricotta (an creme fraiche for that matter!) with my eggs. Happy to give you something new to try! Can’t wait til next week’s Summer Fest recipes!

  3. Just came back from Whole Foods with my “zuccs” to make these muffins this weekend. Have to admit, I took far too long to figure out how many zucchinis I would need to get 1.5 cups grated. (I bought three.) Not a good eyeballer that way. Hope they turn out as good as yours look!

  4. I made these! They are delicious. And it was super easy. Toddler does the taste-test tomorrow. Thanks, One Hungry Mama!

  5. I make a lot of frittatas, a staple of the diet here, but have never tried ricotta (usually Parmesan is what I put in). Next time I’m going to try this. Thank you.

  6. Lana says:

    Made them for my toddler today. A hit. Soft and smelled great. Not overly sweet. yum!

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