Friday, August 30, 2013

The Best Chocolate Zucchini Muffins EVER

I say that they are the best because anything that makes me eat that slimy, gross squash HAS to be the best. I'm sure the chocolate has NOTHING to do with it. Right? We briefly had an over abundance of zucchini in our garden but we lost the plant due to heat and some weird looking bug. Grrrrrrr. I made a batch (24) of these muffins and they were gone the next day. This coming from myself who hates zucchini and also a few kids who thought the idea of chocolate and zucchini was literally the worst possible thing you could do. I mean, how could you insult chocolate that way!? We were all pleasantly surprised. :)

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (24)

 preheat oven 350 degrees

1 1/4 c. sugar
1 c. unsweetened applesauce (can use oil)
3 eggs
3 t. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. baking powder
2-3 c. shredded zucchini
1 c. chocolate (this is optional but really, why wouldn't you?)

~ Beat sugar, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until smooth.
~ Combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder.
~ Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth.
~ Stir in zucchini
~ Fold in chocolate chips.
~ Bake 20(ish) minuets until center is done.


You could make these a bit healthier by swapping half whole wheat flour half white and maybe adding some flax seed and reducing the sugar and using dark chocolate chips. YUM!

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