Muffin Monday: Surprise Muffins

BLOGGER’S NOTE: Did I not hit the Publish button? What? What did you all do with out your Muffin Monday fix. So sorry. I didn’t notice the mistake until I logged on this morning to write today’s entry. Here you go…


The inspiration for these muffins comes from my childhood. My mom used to make something like these as a treat.  I’ve upped the whole grain factor by including Whole Wheat Flour and Wheat Bran

muffin beauty shot


1 cup White Flour

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour

1 tablespoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Salt

3 tablespoons Wheat Bran

6 tablespoons melted Butter

3/4 cup Sugar

2 Eggs

1/2 cup Milk

1 teaspoon Almond Extract

1 cup grated Zucchini

Grape Jelly

Peach Preserves


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 12 muffin cups.

2. In a medium bowl combine the White Flour,  Whole Wheat Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Wheat Bran.

3. In a large bowl Melt Butter.

4. Add Sugar to melted butter. Mix well.

5. Beat in Eggs and add Milk and Almond Extract.

6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet.

7. Gently stir the Zucchini in .

The batter will look like this.

The batter will look like this.

8. Fill each of the 12 muffin cups HALF WAY with batter.

9. Place a heaping teaspoon of  Jelly in the center of 6 of  the muffins and Preserves in the centers of the other 6 muffins.

half filled

10. Top off the muffins with remaining batter. Make sure your completely cover the Jelly or Preserves.

11. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. The muffins should pass the toothpick test.

12. Let these muffins cool COMPLETELY before eating. The Jelly can be really hot!

What's inside


About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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