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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate and zucchini seems like an unlikely combo but it actually works.  It’s a sneaky way to add some nutrients to your chocolate muffins and it’s a decadent way to serve zucchini to your family.  I used my zucchini bread recipe, changing it slightly to make room for the chocolate.  In the past I have replaced the oil in my zucchini bread with low-fat Greek yogurt but this time I only had non-fat Greek yogurt.  I haven’t had great luck with fat-free baked goods so I opted to use a combo of oil and non-fat yogurt.  The texture of the muffins was great {the zucchini and the yogurt keep the muffins very moist}.  If you want to completely eliminate the oil you could use all low-fat Greek yogurt.  I also reduced the amount of sugar in the original recipe by half, thinking that the chocolate would give the muffins plenty of sweetness.  Topped with chocolate buttercream or cream cheese frosting these muffins could easily turn into a decadent {yet deceivingly light} dessert.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
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Serves: 24
 
The zucchini and yogurt keep these chocolate muffins moist.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cups water
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  2. Spoon the batter into lined muffin tins or greased loaf pans.
  3. Bake the muffins at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until the tops spring back to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean. Loaf pans will bake for about 1 hour.
  4. Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
  5. Then remove them from the pans and let them cool completely on a wire rack.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

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2 Responses to “Chocolate Zucchini Muffins”

  1. Dawn says:

    Made these today and turned out great….it hit me a few hours later that I totally forgot to add the eggs (had intended to let my daughter crack the eggs once I was done with rest of ingredients)… I think they taste great sans eggs.

  2. kelsey says:

    Dawn, I’m glad you liked them. And that’s good to know about the eggs!

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