Sunday, July 14, 2013

Double Chocolate Zucchini Mini Muffins

Tis the Season--for Zucchini! Now this is probably the best way to eat zucchini ( and maybe breaded and fried)! These mini muffins pack a lot of flavor, cocoa and mini chocolate chips combine with zucchini, of course, for one delicious bite. This recipe comes from King Arthur Flour--one of my favorite recipe sites and online baking shops. The original recipe makes a loaf of Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread, but I really don't have the patience to wait 70 minutes for a loaf of bread to bake. Mini muffins cook in about 12-15 minutes and are much easier to share--trust me.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
2 eggs
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar (3.5 ounces)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 2/3 cup flour
2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini, gently pressed
1 cup mini chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs, honey, oil , sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Add the salt, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa and flour. Mix until just combined.
Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
Now you have a choice!
Spray an 8 1/2 x 4 inch loaf pan or muffin cups or mini muffin tin.
Bake at 350 till a pick comes out clean. Loaf will take about 65-75 minutes, muffins about 22-25 minutes and mini muffins about 12-14 minutes. Don't over bake. Cool in pan for about 10 minutes and remove. Enjoy! It really says to cool completely before slicing--but I can never wait!
Now I love to frost, drizzle and glaze but these stand on their own, I promise! 
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Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, this is summer baking at its best! I love, love baking with zucchinis and other delicious and healthy vegetables! My kind of recipe! What a wonderful recipe to start off my Monday morning!

Debra Eliotseats said...

I am just starting to pick zucchini so this is perfect! I was just thinking I needed to start making breads and putting them in the freezer. I doubt these muffins will last that long to make it to the freezer! :)

Rebekah said...

oh yes, chocolate zucchini bread/muffins are my favorite way to eat zucchini for SURE!! And you're right - no frosting needed for these treats. :)

Delectably Green said...

SO lovely, delicious little treats - love the combination of zucchini and chocolate
Mary x

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm always in a hurry for chocolate too. They look scrumptious.

Cakelaw said...

These look fabulous - and are healthy too!

Beth said...

Mini muffins are always fun! Surprisingly, I haven't cooked much with zucchinis yet this summer, but I know I will.

Ashley Kelly said...

Oooo yum! I love anything and everything with zucchini in it! Zucchini bread, pancakes, and soup are my favorites. These look good too!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I love finding new recipes to use zucchini! I'm featuring these today; thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Unknown said...

You can never have too many zucchini recipes. Especially double chocolate ones! :)

Unknown said...

Zucchini! I love recipes with Zucchini in it!
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Hugs, Cathy

Catherine said...

Dear Cindy, These muffins sound delicious. I have yet to try baking with zucchini but I would like to try it soon. Found you through Sweet & Savory Sunday. Blessings, Catherine xo