Today, I want to share with you my greatest new find – Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.  They are delicious and (sort of?) good for you too!  That’s a win win in my book.

Bonus?  They’re really easy to make.

To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grate about two large zucchini (enough to make 2 cups worth of grated zucchini).  I grated it with a hand grater, but it would be much quicker to use a food processor.

Next, combine the wet ingredients (eggs, oil, sugar, honey, and vanilla).

Whisk until smooth.  Then add the zucchini and mix until just combined (this is sugary zucchini heaven right here folks).

Then, in a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and baking powder).

Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Transfer to greased muffin tins (it makes about 20-24 muffins) and cook for 18-20 minutes.

YUM!

And here’s the full recipe:

 

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Adapted from Frugal Girl

Ingredients:
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups zucchini, grated
2 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, oil, sugar, honey, and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Stir in the shredded zucchini.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and baking powder.
4. Stir zucchini mixture into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
5. Transfer to greased muffin pans.
6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
7. Let muffins cool in the pans for 5 minutes (though you won’t want to!). Then, remove from pans and cool completely.
8. Enjoy!

 

Have you ever tried zucchini bread or muffins?  They’re surprisingly yummy (even my husband and picky-eater son agree)!

 

This post is linked up with Tasty Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Katherine’s Corner, Domesblissity Simply Designing , A Little Knick Knack, and Staying Close to Home

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13 Responses to Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

  1. Those look delicious! And a great way to use up all the surplus zucchini. My kids would be delighted to find one of those in their lunch totes.

    • Rebecca says:

      That’s true and exactly why I made them. There was all this leftover zucchini in the fridge and it gave me the idea to bake something with it!

  2. Pamela says:

    Oh, those look downright sinful!

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  4. Darlene says:

    Those look delicious.
    Also, you have the same plates that my grandmother had when I was a little girl — and still has. Thanks for the morning nostalgia.

  5. I’ve been on a zucchini baking roll this summer as well. Your muffins look great!

  6. delish! All I need is a glass of milk. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  7. Britni says:

    I’ve never had chocolate zucchini muffins before! They look delicious! I love zucchini AND chocolate so why wouldn’t I love them together?! ;) Thanks so much for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party. I would love to see you again this week!

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