Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

by Heather

in Bread,Breakfast

I LOVE dark chocolate, and with all of the recent health stories in the news telling us that dark chocolate is an excellent antioxidant and good for the heart…why not indulge?!  But while indulging, why not add in some potassium, protein and fiber as well?  You can get all of that by including zucchini!

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

1/2 cup dark cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup cup oil

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups shredded zucchini

1 cup dark chocolate chips

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix the first 7 dry ingredients together.

Next, add in the oil, eggs and vanilla.  Stir in well.

The mixture may be a little dry, but don’t worry, that will change after adding in the shredded zucchini.  Zucchini contains a lot of natural water.  Shred the 2 cups of zucchini and add it to the mixture in the bowl.

Last step is to stir in the cup of dark chocolate chips!

Pour the mixture into a greased muffin pan.  I prefer the larger muffins.  This recipe will make 6 larger muffins or 12 of the normal sized ones!

Bake for 25-30 minutes, depending on your oven and the muffin tin size you used.  After the baking time, check for doneness by inserting a tooth pick.  These muffins go great with a glass of milk or a nice steamy cup of coffee!

Put the extras in individual resealable bags and pop them in the freezer.  This will keep them longer and you can have a healthy, tasty breakfast or snack on the go any day of the week!

 

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix the first 7 dry ingredients together.
  2. Next, add in the oil, eggs and vanilla.  Stir in well.
  3. The mixture may be a little dry, but don't worry, that will change after adding in the shredded zucchini.  Zucchini contains a lot of natural water.  Shred the 2 cups of zucchini and add it to the mixture in the bowl.
  4. Last step is to stir in the cup of dark chocolate chips!
  5. Pour the mixture into a greased muffin pan.  I prefer the larger muffins.  This recipe will make 6 larger muffins or 12 of the normal sized ones!
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, depending on your oven and the muffin tin size you used.  After the baking time, check for doneness by inserting a tooth pick.  These muffins go great with a glass of milk or a nice steamy cup of coffee!
  7. Put the extras in individual resealable bags and pop them in the freezer.  This will keep them longer and you can have a healthy, tasty breakfast or snack on the go any day of the week!

 

 

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