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Zucchini-Chocolate Muffins

by Angie Liew

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsThese are actually chocolate muffins that get a healthy makeover. They are packed with fresh zucchini and fine cocoa powder. These muffins can be used for breakfast or dessert treats  and they make a perfect on-the-go snack. Also a delicious way to sneak a bit of extra vegetables for the kids.

Zucchini-Chocolate Muffins

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
These are actually chocolate muffins that get a healthy makeover. They are packed with fresh zucchini and fine cocoa powder. These muffins can be used for breakfast or dessert treats  and they make a perfect on-the-go snack. Also a delicious way to sneak a bit of extra vegetables for the kids.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins

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Servings: 12

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded, with skin (squeeze out excess moisture)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • ½ teaspoon salt

    Instructions
     

    • Preheat oven to 180 degree C ( 350 degree F ..
    • Line a muffin tray with muffin liners.
    • In a medium size bowl, mix together all the WET ingredients: eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
    • Using a bigger bowl, mix together all the DRY ingredients: flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt.
    • Add the WET ingredients to the DRY ingredients. Mix until JUST combined. Do not OVERMIX or the muffins will be tough.
    • Stir in the shredded zucchini.
    • Using an ice-cream scoop, spoon the batter into muffin liners until 3/4 full.
    • Bake in preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of muffin comes out clean.
    • Remove the muffin tray from the oven to cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
    • Then remove muffins from the tray to cool completely on cooling rack. Store loosely covered.

Enjoy!

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Cuisine: Western

Zucchini-Chocolate Muffins
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: Western
Author: Huang Kitchen by Angie Liew
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
These are actually chocolate muffins that get a healthy makeover. They are packed with fresh zucchini and fine cocoa powder. These muffins can be used for breakfast or dessert treats  and they make a perfect on-the-go snack. Also a delicious way to sneak a bit of extra vegetables for the kids.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini, with skin (squeeze out excess moisture)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C ( 350 degree F ..
  2. Line a muffin tray with muffin liners.
  3. In a medium size bowl, mix together all the WET ingredients: eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Using a bigger bowl, mix together all the DRY ingredients: flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt.
  5. Add the WET ingredients to the DRY ingredients. Mix until JUST combined. Do not OVERMIX or the muffins will be tough.
  6. Stir in the shredded zucchini.
  7. Using an ice-cream scoop, spoon the batter into muffin liners until 3/4 full.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of muffin comes out clean.
  9. Remove the muffin tray from the oven to cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
  10. Then remove muffins from the tray to cool completely on cooling rack. Store loosely covered.

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  To Bake Zucchini – Chocolate Muffins:

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsFirst preheat the oven to 180 degree C (350 degree F). Place rack in the centre of oven.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsLine a muffin tray with muffin liners.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsMeasure and prepare the WET and DRY ingredients needed to make these muffins.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsMix together all the WET ingredients in a bowl: eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla extract.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsMix the DRY ingredients in a bigger bowl: flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cocoa powder.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsAdd the WET ingredients into the DRY ingredients in the bowl.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsUsing a rubber spatula, mix the batter until JUST combined.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsStir in the shredded zucchini.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsUse an ice-cream scoop to spoon batter into the muffin liners.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsFill the muffin liners till 3/4 full.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsPlace the tray in the centre of the preheated oven.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsBake in preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsRemove the yummy muffins from the oven to cool on wire rack.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsAnd you’re done. Store loosely covered. These muffins taste incredibly tasty fresh from the oven.

   

Zucchini - Chocolate MuffinsBesides the chocolately flavour and the soft, moist texture, the amazing thing about these muffins is that you’d have NO idea there were actually so much zucchini embedded in every single one of them.

   

Zucchini-Chocolate MuffinsThese muffins are a surefire way to get your kids to eat their veggies. Make a perfect on-the-go snack for them in school too. Pack these in a lunchbox with some fruit and vegetable rolls. They certainly will enjoy digging into them in school.

   

Healthy Zucchini MuffinsDecorate with white chocolate chips and carrot florets and its ready for a kid’s school snack.

    To make a creative and wholesome lunchbox:

Healthy Zucchini MuffinsPlace three dainty zucchini chocolate muffins ( notice in different colour muffin liners) in the centre of a lunchbox. Decorate with white chocolate chips and carrot florets. You can glue them with some jelly. Also some steamed baby carrots and celery for extra veggie servings and colours.

   

LunchboxPlace some banana and cucumber sushi rolls on a cupcake liner at one corner of the lunchbox. The recipe for the sandwich rolls is here.

   

LunchboxTop with some cute fish cheese crackers.

   

LunchboxPut a serving of your kid’s favourite fruits on another cupcake liner in another corner of the lunchbox.

   

LunchboxSprinkle more of the ‘flying fish’ cheese crackers if desire.

   

LunchboxAnd the lunchbox is ready to go!

 

SO …. ENJOY!

 

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