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Skinny Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (+ Freezer Instructions!)

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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with DOUBLE the CHOCOLATE, ZERO added fats and an entire lot of yum!!


This Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe is baked with applesauce and vanilla yogurt which are loopy moist and chocolaty!  You’ll devour these by the handfuls for breakfast, snacks and dessert – as a result of you possibly can!

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Zucchini Muffins 

Some time again, we bought our previous fridge on Craigslist to the nicest couple.  The spouse discovered I had a meals weblog so once they picked up the fridge, she introduced me zucchini and a bounty of recent herbs from her backyard.  Did I already say they have been the nicest individuals?!

I knew of some recipes I needed to make with the recent herbs and zucchini (Roasted Garlic Vegetable and Lemon Basil Hen Linguine!) and determined to make zucchini muffins with the remainder of the zucchini.  The extra I considered zucchini muffins, the extra I considered how I needed them to be chocolaty, actually chocolaty. As a result of, in any case, how do you make Zucchini Muffins the BEST Zucchini Muffins?  Make them Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!

These Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are extremely chocolaty through the use of each cocoa powder and chocolate chips.   You’ll be able to even add extra chocolate chips if you wish to stay on the wild aspect.  I’ve additionally spiced them with cinnamon, and nutmeg in order that they have a dimension of taste that;s palate pleasing with out being overwhelming.  I’ve additionally added pecans however you’ll be able to skip them should you choose however I really like the added crunch.

Top view of Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with chocolate chips and pecans on a cooking rack

Wholesome Zucchini Muffins

The phrase “zucchini” in baking, often implies wholesome, so I assumed I might add the chocolate however take out the fats to make HEALTHY-ish Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.  So whereas these muffins are usually not sugar free muffins, they’re ZERO added fats zucchini muffins!  As an alternative of oil, I used  nonfat vanilla yogurt (I’m an entire obsessed of this yogurt all by itself) and unsweetened applesauce.

The results of these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins is probably the most moist, most chocolaty, addicting muffins ever!  I used to be consuming them and consuming them like a loopy individual, I simply couldn’t cease!  I introduced a double batch of those Chocolate Zucchini Muffins to a woman’s night time they usually have been successful!  The youngsters liked them (pictured on the prime of this publish) and my girlfriends liked them, stuffing their purses with the leftovers.

I do know you AND your youngsters will love these moist, Chocolate Zucchini Muffins bursting with chocolate chips and pecans with zero added fats.  What’s to not love?!  Go forward, stuff your purse…after which your face.

How do you make chocolate zucchini muffins?

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are extremely straightforward to make.  Here’s a fast rundown:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 levels F.
  2. Grease 12 muffin paper liners.
  3. Shred zucchini with a meals processor or handheld grater.
  4. Chop pecans and chocolate chips with meals processor or by hand.

showing how to make Chocolate Zucchini Muffins by chopping chocolate chips and pecans in a food processor then adding them to the dry ingrediets

  1. Whisk collectively Dry Elements in a medium bowl.
  2. Whisk Moist Elements collectively in a big bowl.
  3. Sift Dry Elements into Moist Components.
  4. Stir by hand till simply mixed, no extra then 10 seconds – they need to nonetheless be lumpy. Don’t over combine!
  5. Refill a muffin tin 2/Three full and bake!

showing how to make chocolate zucchini muffins by adding batter to muffin tins

How lengthy bake chocolate zucchini muffins?

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins baked in conventional muffin tins (12 per pan/cupcake measurement) will take anyplace fro 15-2o minutes at 350 levels. F.  Muffins are finished with a toothpick inserted within the middle comes out virtually clear.

How do I Bake with Zucchini?

  1. Choose small to medium zucchini.  Giant zucchini are typically extra dry and bitter with bigger seeds – the other of what we’re in search of.  Small-medium zucchini are sweeter, boast extra moisture and smaller seeds that disappear into the batter.
  2. Retailer zucchini unfastened within the vegetable drawer.  Though zucchini sometimes aren’t refrigerated on the grocery retailer, it would be best to retailer them within the vegetable drawer for Three-5 days to increase their freshness.  Don’t wrap the zucchini in something.  Plastic wrappers of any sort can lure moisture and make the pores and skin soggy.
  3. Don’t peel zucchini.   You gained’t even discover the surface of the zucchini as soon as it’s peeled an cooked, so don’t hassle with this additional step.
  4. Grate zucchini finely.  Grate your zucchini utilizing the smallest holes of your cheese grater that method it virtually disappears into the batter.  You can even use the nice grater attachment in your meals processor.  No matter you do, don’t chop your zucchini – it is rather troublesome to get it as positive as we’d like for silky Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.
  5. Don’t squeeze zucchini.  You don’t want or need to squeeze out extra moisture out of your zucchini as a result of this moisture is required for the muffins.  The one time you’ll need to squeeze out some moisture is when you’ve got shredded your zucchini prematurely and it has launched an extra quantity.
  6. Gently combine.  It doesn’t matter what you’re baking, gently combine the dry components into the moist elements simply till moistened. Overmixing develops the gluten which leads to harder baked items.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with DOUBLE the CHOCOLATE, ZERO added fat and a whole lot of yum!! This Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe is baked with applesauce and vanilla yogurt that are crazy moist and chocolaty!  You will devour these by the handfuls - because you can!

What number of Zucchini do I want for this Chocolate Zucchini Muffin Recipe?

This recipe requires one cup of shredded zucchini which is about one medium zucchini.

Can I grate my Zucchini forward of time?

Sure!  In the event you grate your zucchini forward of time, place it an hermetic container with a paper towel on the underside to soak up extra moisture.  Refrigerate in an air tight container for as much as Three days earlier than you’re able to make your Chocolate  Zucchini Muffins.

Advantages of BAKING WITH ZUCCHINI

I get giddy when zucchini season comes round.  I really like roasted zucchini, stir fried zucchini, grilled zucchini, zucchini as zoodles, in meatballs and fritters and naturally zucchini in breads and muffins.  So whereas it might look like the chocolate is the star of this Chocolate Zucchini Muffins recipe, it’s truly the zucchini!  Zucchini makes it attainable for these muffins to be lowfat AND nonetheless moist with delectable taste and texture.  Baking with zucchini consists of many advantages similar to:

  • provides moisture to create a mushy, tender texture
  • its moisture replaces a number of the oil or fats
  • provides wholesome vitamins comparable to Vitamin B, C, Okay, Potassium, Folate, Riboflavin and on and on!
  • your wholesome baked items gained’t even style like zucchini!

When is Zucchini in Season?

Zucchini is in season from June by way of late-August.  That is when it is going to be the freshest and the least costly.  Most grocery shops, nevertheless carry zucchini yr spherical, which suggests you can also make these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins to fulfill these decadent chocolate cravings yr spherical!

Can I Substitute the Flour with Entire Wheat Flour?

Sure!  You possibly can substitute the all objective flour for all entire wheat white flour or a mixture of half entire wheat, half all objective flour.

a stack of chocolate zucchini muffins

Can I Use Coconut Oil?

This Chocolate Zucchini Muffin recipe doesn’t use any oil, however if you would like much more tender muffins then chances are you’ll add 2 tablespoons coconut or vegetable oil to the Moist Components.

How do you retailer Zucchini Muffins?

These Chocolate Zucchini Muffins could be saved in an hermetic container or freezer bag at room temperature for Three days.  In the event that they haven’t vanished by then, then refrigerate for an different Three-Four days for a complete lifetime of a few week.

How do I serve Chocolate Zucchini Muffins?

You possibly can eat Chocolate Zucchini Muffins at room temperature however I HIGHLY advocate microwaving every muffin for 10-15 seconds or so so they’re barely heat.  This makes them much more tender with softer pockets of chocolate chips.

Are you able to Freeze Chocolate Zucchini Muffins?

Completely!  These Chocolate Zucchini Muffins freeze fabulous properly.  To freeze:

  1. Let muffins cool to room temperature.
  2. Place on a baking sheet so they don’t seem to be touching then freeze till strong, about 1-2 hours.
  3. Wrap particular person muffins in foil then place all of them collectively in a freezer measurement bag or or particular person luggage.
  4. Press out any air, seal and label muffins.
  5. Once you’re able to eat one, take away the foil and microwave from frozen for 30-60 seconds or till warmed via.

 

a half eaten moist chocolate zucchini muffin in a white wrapper

 

 

 

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Skinny Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with DOUBLE the CHOCOLATE, ZERO added fats and an entire lot of yum!! This Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe is baked with applesauce and vanilla yogurt which might be loopy moist and chocolaty!  You’ll devour these by the handfuls – as a result of you possibly can!

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Components

Dry Components

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/Four cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • 1/Four teaspoon nutmeg
  • half teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/Three cup semisweet chocolate chips

Moist Components

  • 1 egg flippantly crushed
  • 1/Three non sweetened applesauce
  • half cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/Four cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini

Components

Dry Components

  • 1 half cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/Four cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • 1/Four teaspoon nutmeg
  • half teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/Three cup semisweet chocolate chips

Moist Elements

  • 1 egg calmly crushed
  • 1/Three non sweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/Four cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini

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Directions

  1. Chop pecans and chocolate chips in meals processor or by hand to your required consistency (I like my pecans pretty floor). Put aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Grease 12 muffin paper liners.

  3. Whisk collectively Dry Components in a medium bowl. Whisk collectively Moist Components in a big bowl. Gently sift Dry Ingredient into Moist Components and stir by hand till simply mixed, no extra then 10 seconds – they need to nonetheless be lumpy. Don’t over combine!

  4. Fill ready muffin cups 2/Three full. Bake in preheated oven till a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clear, 15 – 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

*If you wish to use wheat flour, I recommend utilizing 1/2 AP flour and 1/2 wheat flour, even nonetheless, the feel won’t be the identical.

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