Breakfast · Muffins and Breads

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

I had the day off of work today and wanted to try another muffin recipe.  This chocolate/zucchini combination is such an easy way to sneak a little veggie in!  I feel like I am eating a dessert, yet it’s healthy enough for breakfast!  They are fluffy and just sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.  Only 1/4 cup of sugar in the entire recipe–the rest of the sweetness comes from the banana (and a few chocolate chips)!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Makes 12 muffins.  Requires about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Ingredients:

1 cup     whole wheat flour

1 cup     cake flour

1 1/2 tsp  baking powder

1/4 tsp   baking soda

1/4 cup   dark chocolate baking powder

1/2 cups shredded zucchini (about 1 large zucchini)

1 large   very ripe banana, mashed

2 large   egg whites, beaten

2 Tbsp    flaxseed, ground

6 Tbsp    water

1/4 cup   brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup   unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp      vanilla extract

1/4 cup   mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. preheat oven to 350 and grease a 12-cup muffin tin
  2. sift dry ingredients (first five ingredients) together in a large mixing bowl
  3. combine remaining ingredients (wet ingredients), except for chocolate chips, in a smaller bowl
  4. add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combine; do not over-stir
  5. fold in chocolate chips and divide batter into muffin cups
  6. bake for 18-20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 muffin: 145 calories, 2 grams of fat (1 gram of saturated fat), 105 mg sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrate (2 carb choices), 2.5 grams of fiber, 9.5 grams of sugar, 4.5 grams of protein

Average Nutrition Facts for 3 Popular Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins: Serving size: 1 muffin: 230 calories, 12 grams of fat (3.5 grams of saturated fat), 170 mg sodium, 30 grams of carbohydrate (2 carb choices), 1.5 grams of fiber, 19.5 grams of sugar, 3.5 grams of protein

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

 

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