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A good use for zucchini: Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

13 Sep

I found this fantastic recipe online for Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins at Ambitious Kitchen’s site. I’ve made them SEVERAL times. Seriously. They’re delicious.

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Here’s Monique’s recipe. Click the link for more great recipes and pictures.

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Total time 35 mins
Chocolate muffins get a healthy makeover! Made with whole wheat flour and no butter or refined sugars. You’re going to love these perfectly moist, insanely delicious muffins!
Recipe type: Muffins
Serves: 12
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 medium)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • ½ cup regular or mini chocolate chips
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preaheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners and generously spray inside of liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini of excess water with a paper towel. This is important, so don’t forget!
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add coconut oil, honey, vanilla, egg and egg white; mix on medium-low until smooth and well combined. Add in zucchini, applesauce, and almond milk; mix again. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Evenly divide batter into prepared liners. Bake 22-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. After 5 minutes, remove muffins and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!
NOTES
To keep muffins dairy free, use dairy free chocolate chips.

I love adding a few extra chocolate chips (2-3) on top of each muffin before baking to make them look pretty, but it’s up to you!

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 160 Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 14g Fiber: 2.3g Protein: 3.4g

 

 
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