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To start, I used a food processor to grate the courgette. The I squeezed the water out of it with my hands and put it in a mixing bowl. I added golden caster sugar, orange zest and lemon zest. Then I added vegetable oil, eggs and yoghurt. I mixed everything together.
In a separate bowl I measured out flaxseeds, salt, self raising flour and wholemeal self raising flour. I added the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mixed together.
I put the batter into muffin cases in a tray and baked for 25 minutes until golden brown.
I've been enjoying these Courgette, Flaxseed & Lemon Muffins from breakfast and have made a couple more batches since. My boyfriend really loves them too and handing him a couple of these in the morning stops any unhealthy "McBreakfasts"!
They are great for an 'on the go' breakfast or quick snack, and for sneaking vegetables into your kids diet!
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|Cupcake tin||Electric hand mixer||Brown cupcake cases|
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Courgette, Flaxseed & Lemon Muffins
- 150 g Courgette grated and drained weight
- 115 g Golden caster sugar
- 1 Lemon zest only
- 1 Orange zest only
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tbsp Yoghurt
- 60 ml Vegetable Oil
- 25 g Flaxseeds (also known as linseeds)
- 100 g Self raising flour
- 50 g Wholemeal self raising flour
- A pinch of Salt
- Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a cupcake tin with paper cases
- Use a food processer to grate the courgette. Squeeze the water out of it with your hands then put it in a mixing bowl. Add the golden caster sugar, and the zest of the lemon and the orange
- Then add the vegetable oil, eggs and greek yoghurt. Mix everything together
- In a separate bowl measure out the flaxseeds, salt, self raising flour and wholemeal self raising flour
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together
- Divide the batter between the paper cases and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown
- Store leftovers in an airtight container and eat within 3 days, they can also be frozen for 3 months
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