I came across some delicious looking muffins on Pinterest and the best part was that there was zucchini hidden inside. I tried them a few weeks ago and they did not disappoint.
as evidenced by the fact that my kids devoured them! :)
I froze the remaining muffins and we have been enjoying them ever since. Simply throw a frozen muffin in the mircrowave for 25 seconds and they are just as good as the first day!
This recipe was found via http://www.bhg.com/recipe/cupcakes/choco-zucchini-cupcakes/?socsrc=bhgpin_030212_ChocoZucchini.
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup cooking oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup milk chocolate pieces (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line muffin cups or coat pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl stir together zucchini, eggs, granulated sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and, if desired, chocolate pieces; stir until combined.
Spoon batter into cups about half full. Bake about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool at least 5 minutes. Remove from cups. Cool completely. Makes 24 muffins.
We spruced up our muffins with Peanut Butter Frosting that the original recipe included.
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 - 2 teaspoons milk (optional)
Of course, it is always nice to have a helper…she is her own 3 year old version of “domestic”!
We frosted a few muffins to eat and we froze the remaining muffins without frosting so they could be easily reheated. The peanut butter frosting makes the muffins very rich. I think these would also be tasty with cream cheese frosting, and you certainly don’t need any frosting at all!
P.S. I did add a few milk chocolate chips to the muffin recipe and I also added about 1/3 cup of applesauce for a little added bonus! Enjoy!