Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Don’t hate me. Okay, this isn’t a raw zucchini ribbon salad recipe, but you may notice I hardly ever post desserts and when I do they always include fruit or vegetables. Consider this a little healthier version of chocolate muffin recipes that you see all the time. It is a great way to use up extra zucchini when it is in season or you just want something that you can make ahead and freeze. Most recipes I have tried that use a lot of zucchini do not freeze well. Enjoy!

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!

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.

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About Rachel

Owner @ Brown Box Organics.
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