Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

September 27, 2010 at 12:53 am Leave a comment

Yum!  That is all.

Actually, that is not all.  These were easy, chocolatey, treat-like without being completely devoid of nutritional value.

I love them.  Derek loves them.  The boys do not.

Why?  I have no idea.  They helped me make them and were excited about them.  They each took one bite and decided they did not want anymore.  Oh well.  I will still make them again for Derek and me.  This time I used organic plain yogurt.  The recipe calls for Greek yogurt, but I just didn’t have any in the fridge. Next time I will try the Greek type just to boost the protein content a bit.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

(Very slightly adapted from recipe posted on Cookie Madness)

1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (7.5 oz)
1/3 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder (1 oz)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons molasses (but apparently honey or maple syrup might work)
1/4 cup applesauce
1 large egg
1 cup plain or vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt (I used plain organic low fat yogurt – Liberte)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup grated zucchini (about 3.5 oz or half a large zucchini), peel before grating

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

The original recipe makes 12 muffins.  I made 24 overflowing mini-muffins, and still had enough batter for 2 very large regular muffins.

Combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, baking powder and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir, oil, molasses applesauce, egg, yogurt and vanilla together in a medium size bowl. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture, stirring only until blended. Fold in chocolate chips and zucchini. Spoon batter into lined muffin tins dividing evenly.

Put in oven and reduce heat to 375 degrees F. Bake for 20 minutes or until muffins test done.

Nutritional Facts:

Based on a yield of 30 mini-muffins:

Calories 86

Calories from Fat 28

Total Fat 3.1
Saturated Fat 1.0g
olesterol 9mg
Sodium 75mg
Total Carbohydrates 13.0g
Dietary Fiber 1.2g
Protein 1
min A 1%    •    Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3%    •    Iron 3%


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