Using vegetables for a dessert recipe has always sounded great to me. Pumpkin muffins and cakes are of course on the top of the list for a lot of people, but including zucchini (it comes from the pumpkin family) into your ingredients list also makes a magic touch to your muffin recipes. Cherry zucchini muffins recipe is a good example of this yummy coupling!
These healthy zucchini muffins make a perfect snack for your family and guests. Without addition of some sweet fruits like banana, apricot or peach, zucchini muffins taste relatively dull. When it is the season, fresh fruits make the recipe more delicious and even healthier, but jams or dried fruits can also be used. Actually, jams make it sweeter, and you may prefer the jam instead of fresh fruit even when the fresh ones are available.
Muffins always remind me of chocolate, and that’s why I added some chocolate drops into my muffins. Here is the feeling when you eat these cherry zucchini muffins: It is something fluffy, it is healthy and it tastes great! What else do you expect from a dessert.
As a dessert maniac, of course I went one step ahead. Topping the muffins with some sour cherry jam made them a lot sweeter and muffins looked a lot more attractive. So it is a good topping idea: top the muffins with any kind of jam you fancy.
You can have these cherry zucchini muffins for breakfast, or as a snack at any time of the day or night. Without topping, it is not very high in calories; so you should be careful about the amount of topping if you have to watch your calorie intake. But I have to confess that the jam on the top makes these muffins taste a lot better.