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Zucchini & Pistachio Muffins w/ Lemon Icing

I never understood the appeal of zucchini.

I love the flowers the plants produce in the garden (great for stuffing and frying), but zucchini is bland and just a vehicle for other things.

Grilled and doused with balsamic vinegar or sauteed with garlic in butter, ok, but other than that a waste of my time.

My lovely neighbor has a garden full, and I was the recipient of a few green monsters, so a zucchini cake it would be.

I decided to make muffins, because they travel well, and I like to take baked goods on planes and trains (traveling a bit this summer and like to be prepared).

These were fantastic.....pistachios and zucchini just go well together.

Zucchini & Pistachio Muffins w/ Lemon Icing: makes 10 muffins

1 stick (half cup) butter, melted
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 lemon zested
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 small (1 cup) shredded zucchini
3/4 cup pistachios, ground in food processor or coffee grinder

1 1/2 cup flour (I used 1 cup "00" Italian flour + 1/2 cup a…

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