Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Daring Bakers - Zucchini Coconut and Macadamia Muffins - Hidden Veges


Ruth from Makey-Cakey was our March 2013 Daring Bakers’ challenge host. She encouraged us all to get experimental in the kitchen and sneak some hidden veggies into our baking, with surprising and delicious results! 

The challenge required us to bake a sweet cake, biscuit or confectionery of our choice with a “hidden” vegetable ingredient. I chose Karen Martini's zucchini, coconut and macadamia muffins from The Age Good Food (p9) on 5 March 2013.  You can find the recipe online here.  I skipped the xanthan gum and the frosting:



These muffins were soft, not overly sweet but still pleasant, and the macadamias gave a nice crunch.  You can see the zucchini in mine, but if you wanted to shred the zucchini really finely, I am sure that it would "disappear".

Thanks to this month's host, Ruth.  To see what the other Daring Bakers made, visit the slideshow at the Daring Kitchen website.

15 comments:

yummychunklet said...

Love the whole macadamia nuts on top!

Kayte said...

These muffins look delicious and I would never think to pair zucchini and coconut...sounds intriguing.

Cindy said...

I do love macadamias in anything! These do look yummy.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I really like adding vegetables to baked good because they add so much moisture! :D

Kari said...

I love zucchini in sweet baked goods - it adds such a boost in moisture and goodness. I love the sound of this mixture too, it isn't one I have thought of before.

Aisha said...

they look delicous!

Finla said...

Wish i could grab one.

Ruth Ellis said...

Courgette and macadamia sounds like a delicious combination, and they look delicious! Thanks so much for joining in this month :-) Rx

Gingered Whisk said...

Yum! I love white chocolate and macadamia nut together, and I bet the zucchini would be great, too! Awesome job!

shelley c. said...

Oh my gosh, I love the combination of flavors you chose - it looks hearty and delicious!

Blond Duck said...

I think this is a strange combo that works perfectly!

Cher Rockwell said...

Macadamia nuts = yum! I don't think I would have ever thought to pair them with zucchini.

Gloria Baker said...

These look beautiful dear cake law, happy Easter!!

Within the Kitchen said...

Great combo of ingredients. They look great.

The Betz Family said...

They sound yummy! A bit of salt and crunch, a bit of sweet and moist. Nice job on the challenge!