ZUCCHINI MUFFINS

Chocolate Chip

Ingredients

– 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour – 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder – 1/4 cup sugar (or maple syrup) – 1 teaspoon cinnamon – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1 cup grated zucchini, squeezed very dry and packed tightly (measuring after grating and squeezing) – 1 cup milk – 2 eggs (lightly beaten) – 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted (or canola oil) – 2 teaspoons vanilla extract – 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Step 1.

Grate the zucchini with a box grater.

Step 2.

Wrap the grated zucchini in a clean towel and squeeze as much liquid out as you can. Measure out 1 cup.

Step 3.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Step 4.

In another medium bowl, add the zucchini, milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.

Step 5.

Gently stir in the flour mixture. Gently stir in the chocolate chips or blueberries.

Step 6.

Divide batter among the prepared muffin pan, using a heaping 1/4 cup in each.

Step 7.

Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of each muffin comes out clean.