Courgette and lime muffins Recipe

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  • Vegetarian

makes:

12

Skill:

easy

Prep:

30 min

Cooking:

20 min
(may need an extra 5 mins)

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories Array kCal 0%
Fat Arrayg 0%
  -  Saturates Arrayg 0%

Courgettes aren’t just delicious in savoury recipes. You can turn them into sweet treats or even cakes like these tasty courgette and lime muffins.

Ingredients

  • For the
  • courgette muffins
  • :
  • 250g courgettes (about 2-3 medium-sized)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 225g self-raising flour
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  • ½
  •  tsp bicarbonate of soda
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  • ½
  •  tsp baking powder
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • For the
  • lime cream cheese icing
  • :
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 100g icing sugar
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • You'll also need:
  • 12-hole muffin tin, lined with cases

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF, gas mark 4).

  • Grate the courgettes and leave them to drain in a sieve hung over a bowl.

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, vegetable oil and sugar and beat until well mixed and slightly fluffy. An electric whisk will make this easier, or use a food mixer if you have one.

  • Sieve in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and beat together.

  • Finally, add the drained courgette and the lime juice and zest and divide the mixture between the 12 muffin cases.

  • Cook in the oven for 20-25 mins or until the muffins are nicely brown and firm to the touch. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

  • To make the icing, blend together the cream cheese with the icing sugar and the lime juice and spread generously over the top of each muffin. Decorate each with a few swirls of lime zest.

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Top Tip

Top tip: The secret of successful muffins is to avoid over-mixing when you add the wet ingredients to the dry ones.