Monday, July 5, 2010
RECIPE: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 c cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
2 eggs (or 1 egg plus 1 heaping tablespoon of soy flour and a tablespoon of water)
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
generous 1 cup grated zucchini
chopped nuts and chocolate chips for sprinkling on top (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, oil, milk and vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring gently until well combined. Fold in the zucchini. Spoon into greased muffin cups and sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips (if using).Bake at 375F for 20 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
(Note: if you use frozen grated zucchini, you might not need to use as much milk - add 1/4 cup then gradually add more if needed to get the batter a proper consistency).
Do you have a favourite way to use up an abundance of zucchini? Please share in the comments :)
This recipe is linked to Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.