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Friday, September 13, 2013

Recipe: Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Now that the heat wave has broken, why not make something fall like, while incorporating a summer crop. This recipe is from Iowa Girl Eats, which if you are on Pinterest, you know her food. We hope you enjoy this sensible treat!

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (at room temperature)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
2.5 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a 21 muffin cups with liners and then, lightly spray with nonstick spray.
  3. Beat the butter, applesauce, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the eggs to the large mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  5. Add the vanilla and the buttermilk, mix to combine.
  6. In a separate bowl stir together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt).
  7. In three batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Do not over mix - mix just long enough to combine.
  8. Add the zucchini and the chocolate chips. mixing until just combined.
  9. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 of the way full.
  10. Bake for 15-17 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean).
  11. Let cool in the muffin tin for 3 minutes and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
Image and recipe from: http://iowagirleats.com/2013/09/11/healthier-double-chocolate-zucchini-muffins/

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