Saturday, April 29, 2017

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Recipe from "Ambitious Kitchen"
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled (I used extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 medium)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (you can also use greek yogurt!)
  • 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup regular or mini chocolate chips (I used a little less)
  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!
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!

It's a cold and snowy April day in Southern Colorado.  Despite there being leaves on all the trees, as there should be this time of year, we have wet, gloppy snow coming down.  Hopefully we don't lose any tree limbs and hopefully we don't lose heat and power with limbs falling on above ground power lines.  We briefly took the dogs for a walk this morning, but it was cold, wet, and WINDY.  When I came home from our brief morning walk, cranking up the oven seemed like a really good idea. I made these Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins from  These muffins are delicious and taste just like cake.  My muffins are a little crumbly but I am not complaining.  Did you hear me say... "they taste like CAKE?!?" 

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