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Zucchini Carrot Muffins

by Laura

I have been on the look out for some more zucchini recipes.  My garden is still giving me lots of zucchini.  I found several fun muffin  recipes to try out and this happens to be one of them.  I found it over at Multiply Delicious who adapted it from King Arthur’s Flour.  I made my own slight adaptations too.  This makes a small batch of muffins – 6 regular or 20 mini.  I made the mini’s which worked out perfectly to fill my Demarle Mini Muffin tray.  If you want more just double, triple or quadruple the recipe.
These muffins are fabulous, nice and moist.  You also get a nice warm spice flavor from the cinnamon and nutmeg.  I must say that I do like these muffins best when they are warm from the oven with a little Canola Harvest (or you could do butter) spread on them.  I love the combination of the zucchini and carrot together.
Make sure to stop by next week for breakfast week.  We will be talking all week long about recipes to serve for breakfast or dinner.  I love to make breakfast for dinner.  A few of them would also work great as a snack or even a dessert too.
I also have a giveaway for you today.   Did you know that Sunday September 19  is “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”?  Arrrr, it is.  To celebrate I am giving away a great treasure chest full of Pirates Booty.

If you haven’t heard of Pirates Booty – it’s a baked, all-natural snack that  is made from puffed rice and corn.  It is gluten, trans-fat and tree nut free.  Plus, the snack is only 130 calories for a one ounce bag.  Pirate’s Booty is available in a variety of flavors including Aged White Cheddar, Veggie, Sour Cream & Onion, New York Pizza, Barbeque and Sea Salt & Vinegar.  Pirate Brands has provided 3 chests full of Pirate’s  Booty to give away.  To enter, just leave a comment saying which flavor of Pirate’s Booty you would like to try.  You have until Tuesday September 21 at 10 pm (MST) to enter.

Zucchini Carrot Muffins

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup pecan gems
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 6 cups of a standard muffin tin (or 20 mini-muffin cups) with papers, or grease each cup.(I used my Demarle Mini Muffin pan so I didn’t have to grease or line!)
  2. Whisk together the sugar, oil, salt, and egg.
  3. Add the zucchini, carrots,  and pecans.
  4. Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to the batter. Stir till just combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Let the muffins rest for 10 minutes before placing them into the oven.
  6. Bake the muffins until the edges are lightly browned and they feel firm if gently pressed, about 18 to 25 minutes for the regular sized muffins (for me it was 10 minutes for the minis). A cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin should come out clean.
  7. Remove the muffins from the oven, and cool them in the pan for 10 minutes; transfer to a rack, and cool. (I like to eat them warm)

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143 comments

Patricia Ogden September 5, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Oh I would love to try the aged white cheddar….anything cheese is good! My favorite food…along with bacon of course!

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Brandy September 1, 2012 - 6:21 pm

I would love to try the Aged White Cheddar!!! Yum! Cute treasure chest too 🙂

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Nicole Peck September 13, 2011 - 1:42 pm

I made these today. I think they’re good. My husband thought they smelled good but wouldn’t eat them. LOL I thought the 6 muffins were too big (and I don’t have a mini muffin pan, darn). My kids won’t eat muffins that huge (they’ll just eat half and it’ll go to waste), so this recipe would stretch to 12 muffins for us (just a tip for someone reading).

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Ramona September 7, 2011 - 5:56 am

I would love to try sea salt and vinegar, yum!

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Debbie Bishop October 8, 2010 - 7:32 pm

Not sure Lawrenceburg, KY has heard of pirates booty- but aged cheddar sounds delicious!

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Robyn September 21, 2010 - 3:38 pm

white cheddar sounds yummo, although the sea salt does also 😉

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Sarah September 21, 2010 - 1:04 pm

Sea Salt & Vinegar sounds divine.

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Megan September 21, 2010 - 11:34 am

I love Pirates Booty, but have only had the white cheddar. I am excited to try the New York pizza variety.

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W. Randall September 21, 2010 - 9:55 am

We Love white cheddar popcorn!

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Keli B. September 21, 2010 - 8:25 am

i’d love to try the new york pizza flavor. white cheddar sounds like a safe pick though!

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Jessi A September 21, 2010 - 6:30 am

I would have to say the White Cheddar sounds yummy!!!!

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Brittany Atkinson September 20, 2010 - 10:09 pm

I have never tried these before, but the white cheddar and pizza flavors sound tempting.

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Mallory S. September 20, 2010 - 8:48 pm

I’d definitely love to try the Aged White Cheddar! Though sour cream and onion flavor gets me every time as well. Sounds like a delicious snack!

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Kristin T September 20, 2010 - 6:22 pm

I LOVE the aged white cheddar.

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Katie September 20, 2010 - 6:09 pm

I’m a big fan of the Aged White Cheddar

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Michele Randall September 20, 2010 - 5:53 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the white cheddar popcorn!

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Heather Schwitzer September 20, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Sea Salt and Vinegar!!!! Yum!

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Danielle September 20, 2010 - 1:52 pm

I have seen these Booty bags in the grocery and always wanted to try them. I think all the flavors sound yummy but I guess I’d pick the bbq one to please everyone in the house. And thanks for the great recipe too. I have a lot of zucchini leftover from our CSA and this will be perfect!

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Mrs. Smith at One Smith Day September 20, 2010 - 12:25 pm

I’ve never tried these, but think the pizza sounds good!

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Karen September 20, 2010 - 11:48 am

I love the white cheddar, so I’d like to try the New York Pizza.
The muffin recipe is definately one I will try.
Thank you!

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Maddi September 20, 2010 - 11:30 am

Oooh I think I would have to try the sour cream and onion. I haven’t tried them before, but I’m always looking for a healthy snack!

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brigitte September 20, 2010 - 11:05 am

I love the aged white cheddar, it is my favorite!

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Kim M September 20, 2010 - 10:34 am

The aged white cheddar sounds really tasty. I haven’t tried these before but I have heard of them in magazines before and always wanted to try them. They also sound very healthy!!!

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Melissa September 20, 2010 - 10:32 am

Pirate’s booty is delish! White cheddar!

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cheryl Wangsgard September 20, 2010 - 9:55 am

I would love the white cheddar!

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Julie September 20, 2010 - 9:08 am

We love the white cheddar, but I’d really like to try the veggie flavor.

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Julie September 20, 2010 - 9:06 am

We love the white cheddar, but I’d like to try the veggie flavor.

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Rebecca September 20, 2010 - 8:51 am

I’d like to try the veggie one! I love that they are baked!

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Alyse September 20, 2010 - 8:12 am

Sour Cream and Onion. I love Pirate’s Booty, but I never knew they had so many flavors!

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Jennelle September 20, 2010 - 7:56 am

New York Pizza! The muffins look fantastic. I have a zucchini that I needs to be used, I think I found the recipe!

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sara September 20, 2010 - 6:03 am

we love any cheese flavored snack! these look deeelish!

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Pam @ Cooking World September 19, 2010 - 11:27 pm

Now, I am not sure if i left a comment?
I love mixture of Zucchini and carrots, and love to make this savory with cheese! I should try to follow recipe and make this version too soon.

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stephanie September 19, 2010 - 11:06 pm

those muffins sound delish! I would love to try New York Pizza, or the Salt & Vinegar

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Christine September 19, 2010 - 11:00 pm

My friend Lauren led me to your site, and I love this first recipe for using up one of my favorite vegetables, zucchini!
I love cheesy snacks so my choice of Pirate’s Booty would have to be the aged white cheddar. Sounds delicious!

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LesliAnn September 19, 2010 - 9:43 pm

I am all about the sea salt & vinegar!!

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Alicia September 19, 2010 - 9:31 pm

We love Pirate’s Booty! I have never seen Sour Cream and Onion, so that would be a great one to try!

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Angie September 19, 2010 - 8:32 pm

White Cheddar

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emilee September 19, 2010 - 8:21 pm

I made these muffins today and they were amazing. I added raisins to half and will definitely do that again. Also, I subbbed 1/2 of the flour with whole wheat flour and they were delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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Kourtney September 19, 2010 - 7:51 pm

We love Pirate’s Booty. We buy it at Costco, but I didn’t know they had other varieties. I would like to try the Sea Salt and Vinegar…those are my favorite kind of chips!

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Tracy September 19, 2010 - 7:45 pm

I love Pirates Booty! It is the perfect snack for my 2 yr old. White cheddar is our favorite.

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emily September 19, 2010 - 7:24 pm

white cheddar is my favorite but i’d love to try salt and vinegar!

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Jolene September 19, 2010 - 7:02 pm

BBQ sounds wonderful!

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Lori M September 19, 2010 - 5:39 pm

I’ve only had the White Cheddar – didn’t know it came in so many flavors – the New York Pizza sounds great 😉

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Jeanette D September 19, 2010 - 5:05 pm

White Cheddar for sure!! Yum!!!

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Melissa September 19, 2010 - 4:09 pm

Mmmmmmm….White Cheddar 🙂

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Angie September 19, 2010 - 3:38 pm

New York Pizza flavor sounds interesting – and it is great they are gluten free!

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jenny September 19, 2010 - 3:12 pm

white cheddary- yum!

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Dezi A September 19, 2010 - 2:58 pm

I’d love to try Aged White Cheddar. I love all things Cheddar!

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Gwenn September 19, 2010 - 12:33 pm

I think they all sound good Arrrrrrrrr Matey!

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Dorene September 19, 2010 - 12:25 pm

I’m thinking the aged white cheddar, but they all sound great. I’m going to run out and get the ingredients to make the zucchini-carrot muffins too..those look so delicious and a great way to get those “veggies” down.

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marsha September 19, 2010 - 11:35 am

oh my gosh…. I think the sea salt/ vinegar sounds great! Or the pizza, lol……
thanks!

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Jaimie September 19, 2010 - 11:34 am

I would like to try the vegi one.

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Michelle September 19, 2010 - 10:43 am

Veggie!

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Terri September 19, 2010 - 9:30 am

aged white cheddar

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scott schluter September 19, 2010 - 6:17 am

Arrrrrrg, I be liking the Aged White Cheddar.

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David September 19, 2010 - 4:46 am

I’d try any of them–they all sound good!!!

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Mary Beth September 19, 2010 - 4:30 am

This recipe looks like a good way to get some veggies into my veggie hating kiddo. Thanks for sharing it. The Pirate Booty looks yummy too.

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Anna September 19, 2010 - 4:19 am

I have only tried Veggie Booty, and absolutely love it! I would like to try all of the other kinds, I’m sure they’re all just as delicious! 🙂

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Pam @ Cooking World September 19, 2010 - 1:03 am

I usually have load of Zucchini is garden, not this time, I am going to still make this from store bought Zucchini, with cheese and salt inside it, somehow I am craving savory dishes lately. Humm..wonder what happened to my sweet tooth! 🙂

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Amie September 18, 2010 - 11:33 pm

My sister and I ate Pirates Booty in between our legs at Hood to Coast this year. (A 197 mile relay from Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon) It was a great snack and kept us going. I love the white cheddar flavor!

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Katrina September 18, 2010 - 11:26 pm

I have never tried Pirates Booty, but have wanted to. The cheddar sounds good, but so does the salt and vinegar.

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Veronica September 18, 2010 - 11:16 pm

I’ve never had Pirate’s Booty! Since sour cream and onion is one of my fave chip flavors, that’s the one I’m most interested in trying.

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Kimberly September 18, 2010 - 10:28 pm

I love the Aged White Cheddar, but I haven’t tried any of the other flavors. I know my husband would love the Salt and Vinegar, but not me! I want to try the Sour Cream and Onion, or the Pizza flavored one!

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Ellen September 18, 2010 - 10:24 pm

So I came here for the muffins because I love carrot and zucchini, but man I do also love Pirate’s Booty!
Well, I haven’t tried the NY pizza booty before, and that sounds like it would hit the spot right now. Yum yum!

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Staci September 18, 2010 - 10:08 pm

Hello,
Sea Salt and Vinegar sounds good right now.

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Marie September 18, 2010 - 10:01 pm

I would love to try the sour cream & onion! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Danielle September 18, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Oooh sea salt and vinegar sounds interesting…plus sea + pirates…

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Meg September 18, 2010 - 7:45 pm

EEEeeeee ARRrrrrr… I would love to try the sour cream and onion

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Valerie M. September 18, 2010 - 7:19 pm

My very picky daughter loves Pirate Booty, but she calls it “Shiver Me Booty”. We like the aged white cheddar. Yummm!

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Annie September 18, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Aged White Cheddar sounds good to me 🙂

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Karen Gillett September 18, 2010 - 6:48 pm

I love pirate booty! I had no idea they had so many flavors, I’ve only had white cheddar. I’d love to try sea salt and vinegar.

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Becky B September 18, 2010 - 6:33 pm

New York Pizza sounds good!

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Megan Parker September 18, 2010 - 5:41 pm

I love sour cream and onion chips, so I am sure I would like that flavor

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Desi September 18, 2010 - 5:09 pm

The muffins look yummy, I love zucchini bread so I’ll have to try this recipe!
I love Pirate’s Booty! I have only tried the white cheddar, but the pizza and the barbecue would probably be delicious too! 🙂

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LeAnn September 18, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Aurgh!! Me kiddos love the stuff! After I swab the deck I usually enjoy the cheese but would love to try sea salt adn vinegar.

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AmeeG September 18, 2010 - 4:44 pm

sour cream and onion sounds delicious

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Valerie September 18, 2010 - 4:03 pm

I love the white aged cheddar!! It is amazing. I always buy it at our local Sprouts! YUM!

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Tara Rogers September 18, 2010 - 3:55 pm

I’d like to try the veggie!

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Kylee September 18, 2010 - 3:51 pm

The Sea Salt and Vinegar sounds YUM!

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Katie September 18, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Aged White Chedder sounds really good.

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Heather Boyle September 18, 2010 - 3:28 pm

My sisters and I always joke and say ‘we love booty’ 🙂 My favorite is the aged white cheddar but I would LOVE to try salt and vinegar.

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Angela September 18, 2010 - 3:27 pm

We love the white cheddar, but I would love to try the New york pizza, or sea salt and vinegar (my kids love those chips!)

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Melissa Smith September 18, 2010 - 3:14 pm

Aged white cheddar sounds yummy!

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Jennifer H. September 18, 2010 - 3:12 pm

Mmmm. I’d love to try the salt and vinegar!!

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susan September 18, 2010 - 2:54 pm

sour cream and onion!! mmmmm

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Darlene September 18, 2010 - 2:14 pm

Sour cream and onion all the way. This sounds really yummy.
Darlene

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Cheryl Newton September 18, 2010 - 2:11 pm

Mmmmmm. New York Pizza sounds yummy!

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Kim September 18, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Sea salt and vinegar would be my pick!

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Jodi September 18, 2010 - 1:27 pm

I would like to try the sour cream and onion. I saw it in the store but did not want to buy it and not like.

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Heather September 18, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Ahoy matey! Every day should be talk like a pirate day. I myself would like to try the sea salt and vineg-arrrr! 🙂

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Barbara | VinoLuciStyle September 18, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Saw your name in tweet from @thepeche and that you’ve joined the Pity Party…welcome!
I would probably love the aged white cheddar but real reason for my leaving a comment…I have that same OVER abundance of zucchini. I can only shred and freeze so much too for baking in the winter. BUT, I’ve been making a dish I love for years and years and it’s so different from most I see out there thought you might enjoy. I did not say it was low fat!
https://vinolucistyle.com/2010/09/zucchini-and-cream-cheese/

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Jenn September 18, 2010 - 12:55 pm

The muffins look great! I have always wondered how carrot and zucchini would be together. I would like to try the Veggie!

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Jane September 18, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Sea salt and vinegar or the white cheddar.

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Andrea September 18, 2010 - 11:51 am

Would love to try NY pizza!

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peggy miller September 18, 2010 - 11:51 am

white cheddar sounds yummy

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Cathy J September 18, 2010 - 11:51 am

I’d like to try sour cream and onion. They sound yummy!

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Hilary September 18, 2010 - 11:47 am

White cheddar and pizza sound great. I’ve never heard of these and they look tasty.

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Karen September 18, 2010 - 11:46 am

I’ve had the cheddar ones – which are delicious. But I’d like to try the salt and vinegar kind since I’ve not seen those in my store.

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northwoodsmom September 18, 2010 - 11:26 am

White cheddar sounds wonderful!

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Maria September 18, 2010 - 11:14 am

Sour cream and onion sound delicious!

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KeriAnne September 18, 2010 - 11:11 am

I would love to try the sour cream and onion Pirate Booty! Sounds delicious!

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ELLIE September 18, 2010 - 10:57 am

I would love to try sour cream and onion – sounds delicious!!!!

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Christina September 18, 2010 - 10:55 am

I’d love to try the Veggie. I’ve heard such good things.

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Machelle September 18, 2010 - 10:41 am

I’ve had the white cheddar and loved it! I would like to try the sour cream and onion sounds yummy!

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Becky September 18, 2010 - 10:10 am

Ooh the white cheddar!

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Cindi September 18, 2010 - 10:06 am

I would like the Aged White Cheddar.

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Cindi September 18, 2010 - 10:06 am

I would like the Aged White Cheddar.

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Aubrie September 18, 2010 - 9:54 am

I think the veggie sounds delicious!

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Aubrie September 18, 2010 - 9:54 am

I think the veggie sounds delicious!

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Chelsea Rowley September 18, 2010 - 9:48 am

Never heard of this product, but I would like to try the sour cream and onion.

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Chelsea Rowley September 18, 2010 - 9:48 am

Never heard of this product, but I would like to try the sour cream and onion.

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Tara September 18, 2010 - 9:44 am

My kids and I love Pirate Booty! They would probably love the pizza flavor, and I would like to try the sea salt and vinegar!

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Tara September 18, 2010 - 9:44 am

My kids and I love Pirate Booty! They would probably love the pizza flavor, and I would like to try the sea salt and vinegar!

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Donnie September 18, 2010 - 9:07 am

I have tried the Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar and so far it is my favorite. Thanks for the give away. I love mini muffins because I feel like I can have 2 or 3 and still not overdo it.

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Donnie September 18, 2010 - 9:07 am

I have tried the Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar and so far it is my favorite. Thanks for the give away. I love mini muffins because I feel like I can have 2 or 3 and still not overdo it.

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Laurie September 18, 2010 - 8:58 am

I’ve only ever had the original. I’d love to try the variety of flavors, they sound delish.

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Laurie September 18, 2010 - 8:58 am

I’ve only ever had the original. I’d love to try the variety of flavors, they sound delish.

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Mel September 18, 2010 - 8:54 am

I can’t wait to try this recipe! It’s looks so good and healthy!
I love veggie Pirate Booty and would love to try sea salt and vinegar.

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Mel September 18, 2010 - 8:54 am

I can’t wait to try this recipe! It’s looks so good and healthy!
I love veggie Pirate Booty and would love to try sea salt and vinegar.

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Jennifer September 18, 2010 - 8:52 am

Sea salt and vinegar, oh my!

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Jennifer September 18, 2010 - 8:52 am

Sea salt and vinegar, oh my!

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Heather September 18, 2010 - 8:40 am

white chedder!

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Heather September 18, 2010 - 8:40 am

white chedder!

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Casey September 18, 2010 - 8:39 am

I’ve never tried Pirates Booty, but the Sea Salt and Vinegar flavor would be the one I would pick.

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Casey September 18, 2010 - 8:39 am

I’ve never tried Pirates Booty, but the Sea Salt and Vinegar flavor would be the one I would pick.

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Kristin September 18, 2010 - 8:37 am

aged white cheddar or salt and vinegar for me

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Kristin September 18, 2010 - 8:37 am

aged white cheddar or salt and vinegar for me

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Dean September 18, 2010 - 8:29 am

Cheese, Grommit – Aged White Cheddar!

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Dean September 18, 2010 - 8:29 am

Cheese, Grommit – Aged White Cheddar!

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Dean September 18, 2010 - 8:28 am

White Cheddar

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Dean September 18, 2010 - 8:31 am

Oops – thought this one didn’t go through.

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Dean September 18, 2010 - 8:28 am

White Cheddar

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Dean September 18, 2010 - 8:31 am

Oops – thought this one didn’t go through.

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Angie September 18, 2010 - 8:23 am

Oooh, goody, a great way to use up the zucchini sitting on my counter. As for the Pirate’s Booty, we’re a bbq family here, so we’d want to try that one!

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Angie September 18, 2010 - 8:23 am

Oooh, goody, a great way to use up the zucchini sitting on my counter. As for the Pirate’s Booty, we’re a bbq family here, so we’d want to try that one!

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Liz September 18, 2010 - 8:06 am

No question, the sea salt and vinegar. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. Yum!

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Liz September 18, 2010 - 8:06 am

No question, the sea salt and vinegar. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. Yum!

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April in CT September 18, 2010 - 7:58 am

I love Pirate’s Booty!! I would love to give the New York Pizza a try, I haven’t seen that one before. YARRRR!!!

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April in CT September 18, 2010 - 7:58 am

I love Pirate’s Booty!! I would love to give the New York Pizza a try, I haven’t seen that one before. YARRRR!!!

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Laura September 18, 2010 - 7:57 am

That is awesome!! I want to try the aged white cheddar. I LOVE the pirates chest!!

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Laura September 18, 2010 - 7:57 am

That is awesome!! I want to try the aged white cheddar. I LOVE the pirates chest!!

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Theresa September 18, 2010 - 7:41 am

The sea salt and vinegar sounds really good. I think that would be the flavor I would like to try,

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Theresa September 18, 2010 - 7:41 am

The sea salt and vinegar sounds really good. I think that would be the flavor I would like to try,

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