Zucchini Muffins {to Send to Afghanistan}

Last week we had a wonderful time baking some of daddy’s favorite things to send off in a care package to him while serving in Afghanistan. It was a day full of fun, mess, cleaning, fun, more mess, and some more cleaning – but all so worth it! Daddy requested we send him some of my great grandma’s zucchini bread.

Bon Appétit Daddy!


Zucchini Muffins

From Carlie’s Great Grandma’s Kitchen

Makes 2 loaves or approximately 24 muffins

3 eggs
1 cup olive oil (can also use vegetable or canola)
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour (sometimes we use oat flour for added texture)
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Generously grease and flour two 8×4 inch loaf pans or line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a large bowl, beat eggs with whisk. Mix in oil and sugar, then zucchini and vanilla.

Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.

Stir into the egg mixture then put into pan or muffin tins.

For loaves, bake approximately 50 minutes – but will vary due to oven calibration. Muffins bake for approximately 22-25 minutes.

To be safe, check a few minutes before timer goes off.



  1. says

    The page layout looks GREAT!!! Looks like a lot of hard work and love went into it. (smile)
    That food looks delicious and I was thinking with each slice of bread, with each cookie and with each muffin you and the kids placed a piece of your heart in the box for your hubby. So just as you prepare your post with love, that care package is prepared with love….Praying always for your family my friend….