Manchego Zuchinni Muffins (Muffins de Calabazín y queso Manchego)


2 cups – 400gr flour
2 tsp yeast

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 1/3 cup – 300 gr white or brown sugar 
2 tsp vanilla extract

zest of 1/2 small lemon 
2/3 cup – 100 gr butter

3 cups grated, unpeeled zucchini
4 tbsp of grated manchego aged cheese

Preheat the oven up to 190ºC (350ºF)

In a bowl mix the flour, yeast, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, put aside. 

Beat the eggs and sugar until getting a cream. Add the vanilla, lemon zest and butter, keep beating. Then add the zucchini, and little by little add all dry ingredients and mix until getting an homogeneus dough. 

Use butter to cover the muffin tins. Fill up half and and put some grated manchego aged cheese on top. Bake for 25-30 min or until ready. Let it cook for 5 minutes and unmold. 

68743546854muffinzuchinni2Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through. They will get brown and beautiful. Cool for about 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

Tips_ Add some grated roasted almonds on top of the muffins before cooking. 

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