Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

By now you might have noticed we are fans of zucchini around here so it’s by no surprise that we love it as dessert too!

Over the weekend I noticed some zucchinis I neglected to use during the week so they were starting to get a little too ripe for zoodles. What else can I do with these I thought!? A simple search on Yummly lead me to a zucchini muffins. I gave my mom a quick phone call since I don’t bake that often and she is a great baker to help me doctor  together a few recipes together to create our own version.

These Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins are guilt free with substitutes like Greek yogurt, dark chocolate and non-white flour.

Zucchini chocolate chip muffins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 & 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 & 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 & 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely-grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (~4 oz)
  • 3 tbsp mashed banana (~1 large banana)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • Dark chocolate chips to taste

 

METHOD:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease 12 cups of a muffin tin
  • In a large bowl, blend together the oat flour (which you can food process from rolled oats until fine, make sure to measure after blending), baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together vanilla extract, grated zucchini (squeeze dry in cloth first), Greek yogurt,  mashed banana, egg, coconut oil and brown sugar.
  • Add dark chocolate chips to taste (optional). I like dark chocolate so I used 3/4 of a 12 oz  bag 🙂
  • Fill muffin cups evenly and bake for 16-18 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 2 minutes before removing from tin.

Recipe makes 12

SIDE NOTES:

  • I’ve tried this recipe with both Banana and applesauce and prefer banana.
  • If you don’t have coconut oil, equal amount of vegetable oil will work fine.

 

I hope you enjoy and would love to hear from any one who has experimented with other veggie-as-dessert recipes!

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