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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


Yields 12 muffins or 24-26 Mini Muffins


Are they muffins, or are they delicious, healthy cupcake treats?! Your kids will never know the difference with this easy recipe.


It is a great and tasty way to use up the abundance of zucchini that you have harvested from your garden this year.







Ingredients

· 1/2 cup unsalted butter

· 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

· 2 large eggs

· 1 tsp vanilla extract

· 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

· 1/3 cup natural cocoa powder

· 3/4 tsp salt

· 1/2 tsp baking powder

· 1/2 tsp baking soda

· 2 cups shredded zucchini

· 1/2 cup chocolate chips







Directions

1. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl;


2. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until incorporated;


3. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda in a medium bowl. Add to the butter mixture and stir until well combined. It will be very thick;


4. Stir in the shredded zucchini and chocolate chips;


5. Spoon the batter into a muffin pan (silicone is recommended) that has been lined with parchment muffin liners;






6. Bake at 350 F for 18-22 minutes. When a toothpick pulls out only dry (not wet) crumbs, they are done.


7. Let cool and enjoy!








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