You know that phrase, Those that can’t do, teach…? There is a similar one. Those that can’t afford, make it themselves. I’ve been going through food “kicks” lately. I’d say it’s because of the pregnancy, but really I do the same thing when I’m not hormonal and with child. And then inevitably I get sick of that food and won’t eat it forever. Alright, where was I going with this?
Oh, yeah. My food kick. I started getting my iced white mocha at a different coffee stand lately, and to my delight, not only is their coffee fabulous, they have the BEST zucchini muffins. In fact, if Hayden is with me, we fight over the muffin. She yells from the back seat “Mama, share! Your supposa share wif me!” But at $5-$6 a pop, that craving gets expensive.
So my solution. I had a few of those delicious little green guys in my fridge, and I have an espresso machine too, turns out I’m just lazy sometimes. With the weather being warm and beautiful lately, and a book to finish for this months book club, I opted to whip up my favorite treat at home and have a laid back morning.
1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/3 c shredded zucchini (I used one small zucchini, a handful of baby carrots and a few chunks of fresh pineapple)
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. honey
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine dry ingredients. Mix zucchini with milk, oil, honey, and egg. Pour liquids into flour mixture and stir until moistened. I found the batter a bit drier than I like so I added just a little water. In a separate bowl, mix a tbsp. of brown sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle on top of muffins once in pan.
Bake anywhere from 10-14 minutes depending on oven. My oven cooks really hot so my time is always shorter than the recipe calls.
My white mocha is pretty self explanatory. Espresso, milk, white chocolate syrup. Stir, over ice.
I’m not going to blow this up and say it was above and beyond and I’ll never need to go back to get my fix, because I will. Probably soon. But I definitely won’t be complaining about this…