Saturday, July 03, 2010

Chocolate & Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate and Zucchini??? Yes I know. It sounds weird. But these come out really awesome and are a great project for cooking with the kiddos.

We've had a rainy three days and me and Ry whipped out some of these muffins yesterday. I got a standard zucchini bread recipe and I have tweaked it to be a bit healthier.

Preheat oven to 325

3 C Flour (I prefer unbleached)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 C apple sauce or apple butter
2 1/4 C sugar
3 tsp vanilla
2 C zucchini (about one large zucchini, grated. leave wet!)
1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips
3 eggs

Sift flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, apple sauce/butter, and sugar together. Add wet grated zucchini and chocolate chips and mix. Once all combined, slowly add dry mixture and combine completely.

Spoon into standard muffin pan and bake for 35 minutes (you'll need to bake longer for large muffin pan).

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